Congratulations to LD20's 2018 Legislative Candidates!
Ever since my family moved to Arizona when I was three years old, I have been honored to call this great state my home. Raised and educated in the valley, I have always been deeply committed to the community. Much of this commitment was instilled in me by my parents who gave back in their own ways. After my father left the military, he traveled the state as a field engineer, while my mother taught nursing at Mesa Community College. They ensured that education was always a top priority in our family.
Residents of LD-20 deserve a strong advocate. Now is time to elect a representative with leadership experience and a track record of collaboration. We need solutions for problems facing Arizona families; underfunded education, health care, jobs and care for the environment. My role, as a certified public manager, provided me with comprehensive experience in Early Childhood Education, Healthcare, Behavioral Health, and Environmental Justice. I bring this to the table for you and your families. These are not partisan issues they are human issues. Working together we will find common ground; we will find solutions, we will succeed. As your representative, I will evaluate legislation based on three standards. -Is it good for the people in our district? -Are we identifying the core issue? -How will this legislation affect future generations? I am an advocate for teachers, counselors/therapist, and support staff. They all make up a safe and supportive educational environment. I will support legislation for fully funded schools. Our future depends on it. Successful people need good jobs, housing in safe communities, access to affordable health care, ability to access support systems, clean air, clean water, quality food and comprehensive health care. Together we are better.
Hi! My name is Chris Gilfillan, and I am excited to be running for the State House of Representatives in Legislative District 20.
I got into politics because I saw first-hand how education was being devalued. I come from a family of public school teachers. I am a graduate of a K-12 public school and a public university, I have volunteered for candidates that support education, and I have gotten out the vote for district overrides. For me, this campaign is about restoring funding to our schools and making public education a priority, for families, for businesses and for Arizona.