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Nancy Young Wright

Posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 4:00 am

Nancy Young Wright is running for the Pima County Board of Supervisors, District 1 in November.

The Democrat has extensive experience in the public and community realm with a strong focus on youth, education, and environmental issues. She and her husband have lived in District 1 for 28 years. Their two children attended the Amphitheater School District. Nancy is a fourth generation southwesterner, whose grandparents and great grandparents were homesteaders in New Mexico. Her family operated a small business for more than 90 years.

Nancy is committed to being a hardworking, accessible and responsible supervisor. Her priorities are centered around rebuilding the economy, restoring roads and protecting Pima County’s water supplies and natural desert.

Nancy served in the Arizona House of Representatives representing Legislative District 26 on Tucson’s northwest side for three years. While at the legislature, her first priority was advocating against cuts to Arizona’s public schools and universities.  

Nancy worked successfully across the aisle on bi-partisan bills involving foster care, local fire districts, law enforcement and animal welfare. Her bill regarding sibling visitations for foster children had strong bi-partisan support and was signed into law. She worked with several southern Arizona Republicans on bills to help curb puppy mills and animal cruelty.

Nancy served 10 years on the Amphitheater Unified School District Governing Board, where she was known for her advocacy for taxpayers, students and teachers. She fought to lower administrative overhead, reduce class size, raise teacher’s pay and improve transparency. She has been deeply committed to community service in District 1 in the areas of education, literacy, parks, trails and open space.

Nancy is a volunteer with the Southern Arizona Historical Society, Co-leader of Girl Scouts Troop 157, chairs the Oro Valley Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, is a member of the Pima County Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan Steering Committee and is an adoption volunteer with the Animal Rescue Foundation to assist with adoptions at the Pima Animal Care Center.

Awards

Sky Island Alliance Public Service Award 2011

Grey 2K USA Greyhound Leadership Award 2011

U of A College of Ed Alumni Appreciation Award 2010

Arizona Students Association Student Advocate Award 2010

Humane Society of the US Humane Legislator Award 2010

Arizona Arts Council “Arts Hero” award 2009

Arizona Afterschool Association Legislative Champion, 2009

Friend of Cities and Towns, 2009, 2010

AWASA Friends of Animals, 2009

Appreciation Award for 10 years of service, Amphitheater, 2008

Arizona Newspapers Association Freedom of Information Award, 2000

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