Latina Leaders to Watch 2018

Latina Leaders to Watch 2018

The Hill

By the Hill Staff


Arizona Republican Lea Marquez Peterson may be a first-time congressional candidate, but she’s hardly new to politics.

As the head of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, she’s long worked with area politicians, including members of Congress, on a variety of local business issues.

Through meetings with the congresswoman she’s seeking to replace, Rep. Martha McSally (R), as well as former Democratic Reps. Ron Barber and Gabrielle Giffords, Marquez Peterson has had a seat at the table she believes will benefit her as she mounts her first congressional bid.

“I’m coming to this race not as an unknown. The community is used to seeing me,” she told The Hill in an interview.

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