Athena (Athena) Salman (D-08b)

State Representative Athena Salman

Athena (Athena) Salman (D-08b)
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Capitol: 602.926.4858
FAX: 602.417.3123
District: 520.836.9592
Arizona House of Representatives
Room 331 Capitol Complex - House 1700 West Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
1700 West Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Residence:Tempe, AZ

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Committee Assignments


Athena Salman is an energetic and experienced champion for high quality education, sustainable jobs, and strong communities. She is also this year's recipient of the City of Tempe's MLK Diversity Award. As a native Arizonan and first generation American, Athena has worked hard to increase opportunities for all because of her strong belief that we all are responsible to one another.Athena is the daughter of small business owners and hard working immigrants. Growing up, her parents placed a high value on education. As such, she became the first in her family to graduate from college, graduating Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in Economics and in Political Science. Athena began organizing communities seven years ago in response to the severe budget cuts by the Arizona legislature. She served as a Senior Fellow for the Arizona Students' Association, where she met with legislators on behalf of the public universities' 120,000 students. Her advocacy played a critical role in forwarding one of the ASA's main objectives- improving financial aid to vulnerable students. She also helped shape policy on a national level. Later, Athena worked at a local hotel where she had advocated for her coworkers as a union shop steward. Additionally, she organized workers locally to support several community initiatives, including helping to register Latinos voters during the Adios Arpaio campaign. Athena has had the privilege of working in the Girl Scout movement where she inspired rural communities to give their time and money to help empower girls to reach their potential. Athena now works for in the public sector to help drive awareness and support for early childhood development in the southeast valley. In her downtime, Athena volunteers with the local alumnae chapter of her sorority, Omega Phi Alpha, National Service Sorority. She also enjoys hiking and reading about new ideas. Given her rich experience, Athena Salman personally knows how communities all across Arizona pull together every day to support one another. Athena will build on this momentum as a strong champion for our families in the state House of Representatives

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2016    Next Election: 2024
DOB: 3/16/1989
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