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“Public safety should not look like a war. It is time we reinvest in programs that empower our community to be healthy and safe.
-The Clean Team

CLEAN ELECTIONS CANDIDATES

Fighting for Families Like Yours

Since 2006, real Democrats in Legislative District 26 have run as publicly-funded Clean Elections candidates. They understand that the biggest threat to our democracy is the corrupting influence of dirty money. Now, we are the last district in Arizona that only elects Clean Candidates to the Arizona House and Senate. With Democrats poised to take the majority in 2020, it’s imperative that we elect Juan Mendez, Melody Hernandez, and Athena Salman. Your Clean Democratic Team who will serve in the public interest and are grounded in our community. 


The Clean Team will prioritize: 

  • Providing affordable, quality healthcare to all, not just during a pandemic.
     

  • Solving the teacher shortage crisis and fully funding public education.
     

  • Supporting hardworking working families like yours, not special interests.
     

  • Protecting a woman’s right to choose and equal pay for equal work.
     

  • A living wage and worker protections.
     

  • Demilitarizing police departments and divesting from our over-bloated Corrections budget.
     

  • Ending mass incarceration and fighting systemic racism in our government institutions.
     

  • Finally fully repealing SB1070 and ending its economic and social harm on Arizona.
     

  • Protecting LGBTQIA community members from discrimination.
     

  • Aggressively tackling the climate crisis and supporting the transition to a Green Economy

Juan Mendez

  • Clean Elections Candidate - NOT ACCEPTING DIRTY MONEY.
     

  • Relied on public benefits growing up like KidsCare, Food Stamps, Childcare Assistance and more.
     

  • Fighting to close the wealth gap between the rich and the poor.
     

  • Working tirelessly to reform our broken criminal justice system.
     

  • Supports 12 Weeks of Paid Family and Medical Leave for you and your family.
     

Melody Hernandez

  • Clean Elections Candidate - NOT ACCEPTING DIRTY MONEY. 
     

  • First Responder Paramedic fighting on the frontlines of COVID-19 pandemic.
     

  • Tutored students with special needs and supports children experiencing homelessness and domestic violence
     

  • Proud Union Member from a first-generation Mexican-American family
     

  • Former Chair of the LD26 Democratic Party
     

  • For a list of the policy priorities of the Slate, please see here.

Athena Salman

  • Clean Elections Candidate  - NOT ACCEPTING DIRTY MONEY.
     

  • Serves as the Democratic Caucus Co-Whip in the State House.
     

  • Born to working class roots right here in Arizona.
     

  • Has been working for non-profits in order to serve Arizonans since she was 19 years old.
     

  • Strong advocate for protecting our voting rights. 
     

EARLY BALLOTS

ARE MAILED

OCTOBER 23 to OCTOBER 28

VOTE, SIGN & MAIL

BALLOTS BY  OCTOBER 28

LAST DAY TO MAIL IN BALLOTS

 ELECTION DAY 

  • VOTE IN PERSON 

  • DROP OFF BALLOTS

  • REQUEST A REPLACEMENT BALLOT

ENDORSED BY

  • Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA)

  • 104 Teamsters

  • AEA Fund for Public Education

  • American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

  • American Federation of Teachers

  • Arizona AFL CIO

  • Arizona List

  • Communications Workers of America

  • Emily's List

  • Teamsters Local 469

  • Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate

  • National Organization for Women

  • New American Leaders Action Fund

  • PAC Freethought Equality Fund

  • PFFA

  • Planned Parenthood

  • Sierra Club Endorsed

  • SOS Arizona

  • Stand for Children

  • UFCW 99

  • Unite Here Local 11

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