Regina Romero | Mayor of Tuscon
Raised by immigrant farm-workers in Somerton, Arizona, Regina is the youngest of six children and began breaking barriers early on as the first member of her family to vote and the first to graduate from college. She is a proud graduate of the University of Arizona and holds a post-graduate certificate from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
In 2007, Regina became the first woman to represent Tucson’s Ward 1 on the Tucson City Council. While on the Council, Regina helped lift Tucson out of the Great Recession to its most prosperous decade in recent history, helping spur the creation of thousands of high-wage, long-term jobs. She has proven herself to be a champion for issues such as acting boldly on climate change, affordable housing, infrastructure investment, immigrant and workers rights’, and access to a high-quality education.
In November, 2019 Regina was elected Tucson Mayor, becoming the first woman and first Latina Mayor of Tucson, as well as the only Latina Mayor in the 50 largest U.S. cities. Regina is the proud mother of two bi-lingual, bi-cultural and bi-adorable children, Emiliano and Luciana, and has been married to Ruben Reyes for 15 years.
Honorable Barbara Rodriguez Mundell | Presiding Judge of the Maricopa County Superior Court
HONORABLE BARBARA RODRIGUEZ MUNDELL was the Presiding Judge for all Trial Courts in Maricopa County from July 1, 2005 to May 31, 2010. Prior to this appointment, Judge Mundell was the Associate Presiding Judge of the Superior Court in Maricopa County (2003-2005) and the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court Probate and Mental Health department (2000-2004). She also served as the Associate Presiding Judge of the Superior Juvenile Court department (1997-1998).
She was initially appointed to the Superior Court of Arizona bench in 1989. In her tenure as a judge, she has served on Civil, Juvenile, Family Court, Criminal, and Probate and Mental Health assignments. Prior to her appointment as a judge, she was with the juvenile department as a Maricopa County Superior Court Commissioner. As an attorney, she was in private practice, specializing in Workers’ Compensation and Social Security cases. Judge Mundell was admitted to practice in Arizona in 1982, having graduated from Arizona State University earning her B.A. and J.D. degrees.
Judge Mundell retired June 1, 2010 and is currently participating in an international project through the National Law Center at the University of Arizona, training Mexican judges in civil and criminal oral trials in Mexico.
Tatem Beach | Youth Activist and Leader
Tatem Beach is a 5th grader with many hobbies; her favorite is art. If you don’t find Tatem studying, dancing, singing or playing basketball, she is probably watching My Little Pony or Shark Tank.
In 2017, Tatem embarked on her first community project. With the help of her family and other community members, Tatem put together the first black history month event for her school. Following these efforts, she became involved in more community projects, such as a state assisted program called Black/African American Student Success. She has continuously seen a need for change, and has committed herself to staying involved in supporting events like the city of Medford MLK celebration.
In (2019-2020) without any theatrical training, Tatem auditioned and managed to make it on the stage in the hit Broadway Musical Hairspray as little Inez for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Currently Tatem is on a mission to improve her basketball skills on the court and lead by example off the court with her team the Galaxy Girls. They are on the way to join Tatem in becoming young activist.
At age 10, Tatem is one of the co-founders of Afro Scouts which was created for children of African descent to inspire and develop leadership skills (2020). Also Tatem has been working on her own entrepreneur business called “Twins” which is an app for clothing trends. She wants to secure a space in this world for all her ambitions and she believes you are never too young to start.
Katie Hobbs | Arizona Secretary of State
2019 – Current
Secretary Katie Hobbs has led a life of service. Beginning as a volunteer at her church and continuing with her job as a social worker and chief compliance officer at one of the largest domestic violence centers in the U.S., the focus of her life has been to help others to gain security, to be heard, and to create better lives.
That fundamental motivation inspired her to run for Secretary of State, after serving in the Arizona House of Representatives and Arizona Senate as minority leader. Now, she brings her years of experience to the Office of the Secretary of State to ensure that it runs productively, and that Arizona elections are secure, fair and efficient.
Secretary Hobbs has a Bachelor of Social Work from Northern Arizona University and a Master of Social Work from Arizona State University. She has been a professional social worker since 1992. Prior to being elected to the legislature, she worked in the areas of domestic violence, behavioral health, and homelessness.
She has been honored with dozens of awards for her service. Most recently, she was named the League of Cities and Towns Legislative Champion for two consecutive years (2017 and 2018).
Secretary Hobbs met her husband at church in 1992. They live in Phoenix with their two kids, Hannah and Sam, and their dog and cats.