State Representative Charlene Fernandez currently serves Legislative District 4 -- which includes parts of Yuma, Maricopa, Pima, and Pinal Counties -- in the Arizona legislature.
Charlene is one of the legislature's strongest advocates for public education, frequently pushing for more school funding from her position on the appropriations committee. Charlene is also the ranking Democrat on the transportation and infrastructure committee.
Prior to being elected to the legislature, Charlene worked in a variety of policy and constituent service roles for Congressman Ed Pastor, Governor Janet Napolitano and Congressman Raúl Grijalva. Charlene also served for more than 12 years on the Yuma Union High School Board.
Charlene was born and raised in Yuma, Arizona. She graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in elementary education.
Charlene and her husband, Sergio live in Yuma and together raised three children Brian, Carlye, and Lisa.
Representatives of IBM say Michele Reagan is off the mark in blaming the tech giant for a high-profile blunder in which the office failed to send 200,000 publicity pamphlets for the May 17 special election, and that the secretary of state instead is to blame.
The Arizona legislature wants to legalize predator lending, please watch this video to learn why this is unfair.
Goveror Ducey did an about-face on decimating our state's JTED funding. Our caucus and some reasonable Republicans got together and forced his hand. We are proud of our victory but stand to be prouder of all the young men and women who will learn skills that the Governor tried to take away.
After banning public testimony during departmental budget hearings, the House Appropriations Committee has decided to do town hall meetings in individual cities to provide information and hear public input. It is vital to attend these hearings and let Arizona legislatures know NO MORE PRISON BEDS IN ARIZONA! REFORM IS THE KEY!
On Saturday March 19 at 10:00 AM.
Yuma City Hall - One City Plaza, Yuma, AZ 85364
To RSVP visit: http://www.charleneforarizona.com/160319townhall
Republicans are quick to demonize the "non-classroom" spending in Arizona public schools. This study shows demonstrates what some of us in education have known for sometime, many charter schools spend even more in administrative costs. The idea that these charters are so much more efficient than public schools seems murky.
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