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|Home City: Tempe
Occupation: Manage Community Voice Mail (non-profit)
Member Since: 2013
Juan Mendez is a first generation Chicano and a native Arizonan. Having lived across Maricopa County he attended the public school Tolleson Union High School, received his associate degree from Phoenix College, a local community college, then graduated with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in Justice Studies from Arizona State University’s Main Tempe Campus.
Juan's passion for politics and social justice is reflected in his commitment to building strong communities. Juan first started serving on the City of Phoenix Human Services Advisory Committee working with fellow community leaders to recommend improvements to local senior and family service centers and programs for the homeless. He then went on to manage the nonprofit Community Voice Mail, where he connected thousands of people living in poverty, transition and homelessness to jobs, housing, information and hope. Juan then served on the Tempe Community Council, as a planner, advocate and resource to improve the funding and policies affecting human services in Tempe and the surrounding communities. Outside of the legislature Juan served as a substitute teacher for Tempe and Mesa public High Schools.
Elected to the State House of Representatives in 2012 and now as a State Senator, Juan represents district 26 which includes north Tempe, northwest Mesa, the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community and parts of south Phoenix. He sits on the Transportation and Government Committees and is also elected chair for the Arizona Legislative Latino Caucus.
Juan is not only a lifelong member of the Arizona Democratic Party but has worked for years to contribute to our state and local Democratic Party. He has held various offices and positions as an elected Precinct and State Committee Member, Chair of the Resolutions Committee on the state level, President of the ASU Young Democrats, Treasurer and Secretary at the district level, and as a Field Organizer helping to turn out Democratic voters and elect progressive Democrats.
|Bill Number||Sponsor Type||Short Title|
|HB2502||C||independent expenditures; corporations; funding disclosure|
|HB2503||C||campaign finance; corporate recipients; registration|
|HB2504||C||appropriations; affordable housing|
|HB2505||C||student loans servicers; licensure|
|HB2506||C||credit security freezes; timing|
|HB2507||C||insurance premium tax reductions; freeze|
|HB2508||C||recalls; city elections; signatures required|
|HB2509||C||state employees; political activities|
|HB2510||C||contraception; cost sharing prohibition|
|HB2511||C||appropriation; financial aid trust fund|
|HB2576||C||appropriation; St. Michael's chapter house|
|HB2577||C||appropriations; tribal senior citizens programs|
|SB1026||C||indigenous peoples; civil rights holidays|
|SB1071||C||immigration; law enforcement; repeal|
|SB1160||C||firefighters; cancers; presumption; workers' compensation|