Home City: South Phoenix Occupation: Member Since: 1995-2000, 2005-2011, 2015-present
Rebecca Rios is the Senator for Arizona's District 27 and currently holds the position of Senate Democratic Leader for Arizona's 55th Legislature. First
elected in 1995, Rebecca has served in both the House and Senate Chambers, and served in the leadership positions of Whip, Assistant Leader and Leader. She was the
Democratic leader of the House of Representatives from 2016-2018 and is the first woman in the history of Arizona to hold that title. Rebecca lead a Democratic Caucus that
was majority female, also a 1st in Arizona history.
Rebecca was born in Arizona to teenage parents. Her father, Pete Rios, was 1 of 14 children, and eventually became the first and only Latino President of the Arizona State
Senate. Rebecca followed in her father's footsteps, dedicating her life to public service, first as a social worker and eventually as a politician. After working in a
bureaucratic system that didn't adequately help children, Rebecca became motivated to run for office.
Rebecca has earned a number of recognitions and awards for her commitment to serving her community including the Valle Del Sol Humanitarian Award, and being recognized as
an Arizona Latina Trailblazer. Rebecca holds a master's degree in Social Work from Arizona State University.
Rebecca's proudest accomplishment to date is being Mom to her 3 children Diego, Milan and Vandon.