Raul (Raul) M. Grijalva (D-07)

US Representative Raul Grijalva

Raul (Raul) M. Grijalva (D-07)
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Capitol: 202.225.2435
FAX: 202.225.1541
District: 520.622.6788
Representative
Room 1203 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515
1412 North Central Avenue
Avondale, AZ 85323-1316
Residence:Tucson, AZ

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Bio

Raul Grijalva began his career in public service as a community organizer in Tucson. Four decades later, he continues to be an advocate for those in need and a voice for the constituents of his home community. From 1974 to 1986, Raul served on the Tucson Unified School District Governing Board, including six years as Chairman. In 1988, he was elected to the Pima County Board of Supervisors, where he served for the next 15 years, chairing the Board for two of those years. Raul resigned his seat on the Board of Supervisors in 2002 to seek office in Arizona's newly created Seventh Congressional District. Despite a nine-candidate primary and the challenge of being outspent three-to-one by his closest competitor, Raul was elected with a 20-point victory, thanks to a diverse coalition of supporters that led the largest volunteer-driven election effort in Arizona. Throughout his career, Raul has always fought for underrepresented voices. The passions that drove him as a School Board member to fight for and succeed at implementing bilingual education in Arizona are the same passions that motivated him to help pass the first bond package containing a $10 million commitment to reinvest in older, poorer neighborhoods while he was a County Supervisor. Likewise, they are what drive him today as he fights to reform our broken immigration system, ensure livable wages for American workers, and create vital land protections to safeguard our nation's natural treasures for the next generation. In 2018, Raul became Chair of the House Natural Resources Committee. He also serves on the Committee on Education and the Workforce and is the Chairman Emeritus of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, as well as a long-standing member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2002    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Ramona   DOB: 2/19/1948
Counties Representing
Maricopa