The new LD-11 is now one of the most deeply Democratic seats in the state, as well as the most racially diverse district in all of Arizona.
Arizona’s legislative districts were redistricted for the 2022 elections, resulting in a new LD-11 (Areas of South Phoenix/South Mountain, Laveen and Guadalupe). I am running to represent the new LD-11, which encompasses most of the former LD-27. LD-27 was a strongly Democratic and diverse district, represented by Minority Leader and State Senator Rebecca Rios, who is not running for re-election.
In the decades prior to the 1970s, South Phoenix/South Mountain was the only part of the city in which homes were sold to African American and Latino residents, due to restrictive covenants on housing (redlining). Today, the district holds longstanding, culturally diverse Democratic households.
In January of 2015, Broadway Road was renamed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in South Phoenix. 32 signs are placed at each major intersection Broadway Road, from 48th Street to 67th Avenue, honoring the center of culture, church, community and entertainment for all of the African American community in Arizona.
Although Laveen was historically a farming area, it has expanded over the years welcoming new young families and small business growth. Laveen is listed as one of the fastest-growing cities in Arizona. The extension of the 202 freeway has brought new life to this part of the district.
Guadalupe is walking distance to the business community in Tempe. Its town culture embraces the hispanic/latino culture in Arizona.