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Election of Tucson Mayor Regina Romero emerges as watershed moment for Arizona politics, supporters say

A view of Tucson Mayor Regina Romero with supporters last week during election night in Tucson. (File Photos/DigitalFreePress.com)
Mayor Regina Romero, Councilwoman Santa Cruz wins signal bigger political shifts
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Living United for Change in Arizona is celebrating the election victories of Mayor Regina Romero and Councilwoman Lane Santa Cruz during last week’s Tucson municipal primary election, unofficial results show.

Following the official canvass of the votes recorded, the victory for the pair of community advocates, political supporters contend, will mark a significant milestone in efforts to advance progressive leadership and champion the priorities of working families and marginalized neighborhoods.

Political thought leaders suggest Tucson has served as a model of progressive policy and this most recent pending election victory suggests the road to the White House will run through Tucson as Arizona emerges as a battleground state on the national political stage.

Mayor Romero’s approach to sustainability and resilience has positioned Tucson as a leading city in tackling the urgent challenges posed by the climate crisis. Her dedication to clean energy initiatives, sustainable infrastructure, and smart urban planning has set a strong foundation for a greener future and sustainable economic growth for the city, campaign officials contend.

“We are so proud to have supported Regina in this race and in her previous successful run for mayor,” said Alejandra Gomez, executive director of Living United for Change in Arizona.

“Mayor Regina Romero and Councilwoman Lane Santa Cruz represent the progressive future that Living United for Change in Arizona strives to achieve for the entire state of Arizona. Their victories reflect the collective efforts of passionate organizers, volunteers, community leaders, and voters who came together to shape the city’s political landscape and ensure that it remains in the hands of leaders who prioritize the needs and aspirations of working families and marginalized communities.”

Mayor Regina Romero, Councilwoman Santa Cruz wins signal bigger political shifts

LUCHA is also celebrating the election victory of Councilwoman Santa Cruz. Her dedication to social, racial, and economic justice, coupled with her commitment to empowering communities, has made her an exemplary leader for progressive values in local governance.

LUCHA, representatives there say, talked to tens of thousands of voters through door knocking, mailers, and phone banking to help elect Mayor Romero and Councilwoman Santa Cruz.

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