Our Candidate

advancing progressive power & policy in AZ legislature

Mitzi Epstein (AZ Senate Legislative District 12)

  • currently, AZ State Representative, fighting for great schools, quality jobs, and fiscal responsibility
  • former Kyrene School Board member
  • small business owner and local employer
  • tech professional in the manufacturing and finance industries
  • volunteer as a statewide PTA leader, a youth soccer coach, and founder of state and local groups that bring together parents, business and school officials as advocates for children
  • married for over 35 years and raised two boys
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How We Get Our Candidates

Sister District's national organization identifies states where the state legislative chambers can be flipped blue or have fragile blue majorities. Sister District then offers support to those Democratic candidates who can realistically win a potentially close election for their state legislative seats (see more). Sister District is particularly proud to support women, candidates of color, and other candidates from diverse communities and backgrounds so that we can help build a democracy that reflects the full chorus of American voices. Candidates endorsed by Sister District are then assigned to Sister District chapters across the USA. Chapter volunteers phonebank, fundraise, postcard, and textbank for their candidates.

Since our founding in 2017, SD South Bay has supported numerous compelling leaders, such 2021 VA candidates Debra Gardner, Joshua Cole, and Elizabeth Guzman, and 2020 candidates as Ann Johnson (TX), Amanda White Eagle (WI), Ann Johnson Stewart (MN), Lorenzo Sanchez (TX), Sara Rodriguez (WI), and Nancy Guenst (PA). Our past candidates have included Debra Rodman (VA), Pam Iovino (PA), Tammy Story (CO), Josh Cole (VA), Tammy Savoie (LA), and Faith Winters (CO).

Join us to support these candidates and our mission to bring progressive power to the states!