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  Grijalva, Raul
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2013-01-01  
 
NameRaul Grijalva
Address408 West Ohio Street
Tucson, Arizona 85714, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born February 19, 1948
Died Still Living (66 years)
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifiedPaul
Oct 24, 2013 09:45pm
Tags Hispanic - Very Liberal - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Anti-Tort Reform - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Internationalist - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Environment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Labor - Protectionist - Married - Catholic - Straight -
InfoRaúl has a thirty year record of exceptional of public service in Southern Arizona. Raúl, his wife Ramona, and three daughters, Adelita, Raquel, and Marisa, have a lifelong commitment to improving the quality of life in the community.

Raúl began his public career as a community organizer and continued to be an advocate for underrepresented constituencies in Tucson and Southern Arizona. He began this service when he joined with several other advocates to start El Rio Community Health Center. He worked with other activists to champion the need for local governments to invest in older and minority neighborhoods. He helped organize neighborhood empowerment efforts that prompted the city of Tucson to expand services to the south and west sides including building neighborhood service centers, El Rio, El Pueblo and Archer Neighborhood Centers to serve older minority areas of Tucson.

From 1974 to 1986, Raúl served on the Tucson Unified School District Governing Board, serving as chairman the last six years on the board. The community looked to Raúl for his advocacy on behalf of teacher and employee rights, civil rights, and work to increase funding and support for public education. An elementary school was named after him when he retired, to honor his service and contributions to education in TUSD.

Raúl continued his service to the community when he was elected to the Pima County Board of Supervisors, where he served form 1988-2003. At the Board of Supervisors, he was a staunch advocate for balanced planning and fairness in land use decisions. His leadership led to the creation of the Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan. He continued his advocacy for working families, reinvesting in older and minority neighborhoods by passing the first bond package that contained a ten million dollar commitment to reinvesting in older, poorer neighborhoods and the funding of a housing trust fund.

In 2003, Raúl resigned from the Pima County Board of Supervisors to seek the newly created United States Congressional District 7 position. Raúl forged a large diverse coalition to create the largest volunteer driven election effort in Arizona. Raúl's campaign, "A Whole Lot of People for Grijalva", was driven by volunteers who knocked on doors made phone calls, handled mailings, and made many great friends that swelled the Grijalva political family. That election united hundreds of wonderfully, dedicated activists of all ages, races, and interests.

Volunteer efforts helped Raúl successfully overcome a nine candidate primary, against several former, or then current, elected officials, while being outspent by 3 to 1 by his closest competitor. The 2002 elections was proof that volunteers and grass roots campaigning can win against money, connections, and powerful interests. Since his initial election to represent Congressional District 7 of Arizona, Raúl has continued to aggressively campaign for reelection with the help of a large political family of volunteers. They continue to come together for Raúl who has remained a steadfast leader who is not afraid to take tough votes. Raúl believes in educating the public rather than exploit their fears and insecurities. Raúl remains committed to bring fairness and accountability to our federal government in providing services and protecting the health and safety of the public.


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Jul 31, 2011 05:10pm Press Release Progressive Co-Chair Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva Statement on Emerging Debt Deal  Article Homegrown Democrat 
Oct 21, 2010 06:40pm News Toxic powder sent to Arizona congressman  Article Craverguy 

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RACES
  11/06/2012 AZ - District 03 Won 58.37% (+21.22%)
  08/28/2012 AZ District 03 - D Primary Won 65.63% (+39.75%)
  11/02/2010 AZ - District 07 Won 50.23% (+6.00%)
  08/24/2010 AZ District 07 - D Primary Won 95.03% (+90.06%)
  11/04/2008 AZ - District 07 Won 63.26% (+30.47%)
  09/02/2008 AZ - District 07 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 AZ - District 07 Won 61.09% (+25.74%)
  09/12/2006 AZ - District 07 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 AZ - District 07 Won 62.06% (+28.39%)
  09/07/2004 AZ - District 07 - D Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 AZ District 7 Won 59.00% (+21.94%)
  09/10/2002 AZ District 7 - D Primary Won 40.85% (+19.95%)
ENDORSEMENTS
AZ District 07 - D Primary - Aug 26, 2014 D Ruben Gallego
MA District 05 - Special D Primary - Oct 15, 2013 D Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.
Mayor - Glendale, AZ Primary - Aug 28, 2012 D Manuel Orozco "Manny" Cruz
AZ District 01 - D Primary - Aug 28, 2012 D Wenona Benally Baldenegro
AZ District 09 - D Primary - Aug 28, 2012 D David Schapira
CA - District 02 - Open Primary - Jun 05, 2012 D Norman Solomon
NM District 01 - D Primary - Jun 05, 2012 D Eric Griego
NM US Senate - D Primary - Jun 05, 2012 D Martin Heinrich
NC District 11 - D Primary - May 08, 2012 D Cecil Bothwell
IL District 10 - D Primary - Mar 20, 2012 D Ilya Sheyman
IL - District 11 - D Primary - Mar 20, 2012 D Juan R. Thomas
AZ DEM Chairman - Jan 22, 2011 D Rodney Glassman
US House Minority Whip - Nov 16, 2010 D James E. "Jim" Clyburn
AZ US Senate - D Primary - Aug 24, 2010 D Rodney Glassman
US Secretary of Health and Human Services - Apr 28, 2009 D Howard Dean
AZ-2008-Proposition 102 (Marriage Protection Amendment) - Nov 04, 2008 NO No
AZ District 1 - D Primary - Sep 02, 2008 D Howard Shanker
AZ US President - D Primary - Feb 05, 2008 D Barack Obama
US President - D Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 D Barack Obama
AZ-2006-Proposition 107 (Protect Marriage Arizona) - Nov 07, 2006 NO No
AZ-2006-Proposition 100 (Bailable Offenses) - Nov 07, 2006 NO No
AZ-2006-Proposition 101 (Local Property Tax Levies) - Nov 07, 2006 NO No
AZ-2006-Proposition 102 (Standing In Civil Actions) - Nov 07, 2006 NO No
AZ-2006-Proposition 103 (English As The Official Language) - Nov 07, 2006 NO No
AZ-2006-Proposition 104 (Municipal Debt) - Nov 07, 2006 YES Yes
AZ-2006-Proposition 105 (State Trust Lands) - Nov 07, 2006 NO No
AZ-2006-Proposition 106 (Conserving Arizona's Future) - Nov 07, 2006 NO No
AZ-2006-Proposition 201 (Smoke-Free Arizona Act) - Nov 07, 2006 YES Yes
AZ-2006-Proposition 202 (Raise the Minimum Wage for Working Arizonans Act) - Nov 07, 2006 YES Yes
AZ-2006-Proposition 203 (First Things First for Arizona's Children) - Nov 07, 2006 YES Yes
AZ-2006-Proposition 204 (Humane Treatment of Farm Animals Act) - Nov 07, 2006 YES Yes
AZ-2006-Proposition 205 (Your Right to Vote) - Nov 07, 2006 YES Yes
AZ-2006-Proposition 206 (Arizona Non-Smoker Protection Act) - Nov 07, 2006 NO No
AZ-2006-Proposition 207 (Private Property Rights Protection Act) - Nov 07, 2006 NO No
AZ District 8 - D Primary - Sep 12, 2006 D Gabrielle Giffords
DNC Party Chair - Feb 12, 2005 D Howard Dean
AZ US President - D Primary - Feb 03, 2004 D Howard Dean
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