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MediaMagazine - Phoenix New Times
News DateThursday, August 29, 2002 05:10:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionJanet Napolitano is the Dems' lame anointee for governor. But Alfredo Gutierrez could beat her.

Alfredo Gutierrez is one of Arizona's greatest living statesmen.

Through it all, he's proved himself to be a genuine reformer.In contrast, Janet Napolitano, his rival in the Democratic primary for governor, has a nice résumé.

Gutierrez grew up in the Mexican-American shantytowns of the mines around Globe, an experience that forged his resolve to dedicate his life to fighting for fair play for all Arizonans.

At Arizona State University, he became the eloquent and effective leader of student protests. He was so effective, in fact, that the administration created bizarre student-code-of-conduct rules specifically designed to get him expelled.

So he moved on to become a trusted lieutenant of civil-rights legend Cesar Chávez.
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