Juan Mendez is going places


Mon, Oct 08 2012

Our view: By Southeast Valley editorial board

At 27, he’s far from polished. Yet he has the sort of in-depth knowledge of issues that makes him ready to hit the ground running. He has a great personal story, too. He grew up in a poor family on the Valley’s west side, yet made it through college. He knows first-hand that the decisions made by public leaders can allow people the opportunity for upward mobility. He certainly would be a loud drum-pounder for public education in a Legislature that too often focuses on the bizarre rather than the substantive...

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District 26 House Candidates Differ on Sales-Tax Initiative

by Dianna M. Náñez - Oct. 1, 2012 07:56 AM
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The pay off for improving Arizona schools' performance and a sales-tax measure that would dedicate funding for education were at the center of a recent discussion among the four candidates for Legislative District 26 House seats.

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Alumni candidates attribute success to years at ASU

Forget blue — this year’s Democratic legislative candidates bleed maroon and gold.

The three members of the Democratic legislative ticket for the Tempe campus’s home district are ASU alumni... Continue reading

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Mendez for Senate