Hispanic Chamber CEO Lea Márquez-Peterson Enters Southern Arizona’s CD2 Race
Arizona Daily Star
The president and CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Lea Márquez-Peterson, is the first Republican to announce she hopes to succeed Rep. Martha McSally in Congressional District 2.
A resident of Southern Arizona for more than four decades and a lifelong member of the GOP, Márquez-Peterson formally filed paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission on Wednesday, saying she understands many of the issues facing residents in Pima and Cochise counties.
She adds that her experience as both an entrepreneur and a leader representing businesses in Tucson and Sierra Vista would suit her well in Congress.
The 47-year-old will kick off her campaign Thursday night, Dec. 14, with a party. It is unlikely she will be able to get very far into her speech without having to address the elephant in the room — McSally’s future political ambitions.