Saturday, January 16
State Representative Victoria Steele is a Democratic CD2 candidate for the seat currently held by Republican Martha McSally. “I’m running for Congress because today the deck is stacked in favor of those at the top—they’ve broken that promise of the American Dream and we need to return to that promise of opportunity for all Americans.”
Victoria was elected in 2012 to the Arizona State House of Representatives from Legislative District 9 in Tucson. She has served as the ranking Democrat on the Transportation Committee and as a member of the Health, Energy and Environment Committees. She is strongly committed to Arizona’s economic recovery, job creation and public education. “I grew up believing that in the United States, if you work hard and play by the rules, you deserve a fighting chance at success,” she added.
Victoria Steele is literally a coal miner’s daughter. Her father and grandfather worked in the coal mines of northwest Pennsylvania and are of Native American (Seneca) and German ancestry.
As a single working mom, Victoria struggled to make ends meet while putting her son through public school, working two jobs and going to college to earn a Master’s Degree in Counseling and a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice (specializing in helping people heal from trauma, domestic violence and substance abuse) when the legislature is not in session. Representative Steele also teaches psychology and counseling at the University of Phoenix (at Tucson) and mentors students at Prescott College (Tucson Center).
Representative Steele has lived in Arizona for more than twenty-five years. She recently married and lives with her new husband, Dr. Mark Murphy, in Tucson near her parents and her adult son Nicholas. She enjoys Tai Chi, listening to jazz, spending time with family and friends and walking her dog.
Joel Fineman, Democratic Candidate for Pima County Attorney
Joel Fineman graduated from the University of Arizona Law School in 2007 and began working as a criminal defense attorney in the Pima County Public Defender’s Office. “Now, at 37, I find myself at a crossroads. I can continue on my current path or I can try something else compelled by my conviction that I can contribute more by using my knowledge and experience to make Pima County a better place,” he said. “I want to protect the innocent, prosecute the guilty and make Pima County a wonderful place to live and raise a family.”
“I was born in Pima County and I love it here—the people, environment and even sometimes the heat!
Saturday, February 20: Anne Kirkpatrick, Democratic Primary Candidate for U.S. Senate
The Democratic Club of Quail Creek meets at 3:00 p.m. in the Ocotillo Room of the Kino Conference Center (next to the Oasis Grill and Lounge). All Green Valley and Sahuarita residents are welcome to attend.