Jennifer (Jen) Longdon (D-SH24A)
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Representative
Arizona House of Representatives
Room 321 Capitol Complex - House 1700 West Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890

District Office:
1700 West Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
Elected: 2018    Next Election: 2022
Committee Assignments
MemberJoint Legislative Audit Committee
MemberHouse Committee on Military Affairs and Public Safety
Counties Representing
Maricopa

Bio

Jennifer Longdon is a fighter. In 2004, Jen was paralyzed in a random drive-by shooting, changing the trajectory of her life overnight. Before the shooting, Jen was a successful businesswoman and provider to her family. After the shooting she struggled to stay afloat, losing her health insurance while lying in a hospital bed in a coma and confronting poverty head on. But in the face of such adversity, Jen triumphed.

Upon her recovery, Jen began working to raise awareness and improve the lives of people with disabilities. She also devoted significant time to gun violence prevention, spearheading grassroots efforts and advancing policy change at the local, state and national level. Additionally, she invested in efforts to increase opportunities and access for other marginalized groups.

Since first elected as state representative for Arizona LD24 in November 2018, Jen has worked tirelessly to build a stronger, healthier community and improve the lives of all people in our community. Jen recognizes the intersectionality inherent in every issue, and works to advance equity for all and ensure that all have the opportunity to live healthy lives with dignity. Jen is running for reelection (LD5) to continue the work to protect public education for all our children; demand equity for all our neighbors; generate an economy that works for all our community; and create an environment that is safe - from injustice, from gun violence, from lack of access quality health care, including body and reproductive autonomy - for all.

In her first term as representative, Jen became the first Democrat appointed to chair an Ad Hoc committee in more than 50 years, when she was appointed chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Abuse and Neglect of Vulnerable Adults.

Jen was reelected in 2020, then elected by her peers to serve as Assistant Leader. Under the current leadership, more bills introduced by Democrats were passed than in the prior six years combined. Three of Jen's bills, focused on improving the lives of people with disabilities, were signed into law HB2395 - Makes sidewalks safer for pedestrians. Prohibits blocking an area of a sidewalk that would impede continuous pedestrian use of the sidewalk. Signed - Chapter 365 HB2585 - Increases protections for people needing occupational therapy. Requires an applicant for an occupational therapy or occupational therapy assistant license to possess a valid fingerprint clearance card. Signed - Chapter 323 HB2535 - Improves safety for vulnerable adults needing health care services. Classifies failure of health professionals to report abuse, neglect or exploitation of vulnerable adults involving sexual offenses as a class 6 felony. Signed - Chapter 350 E.

If re-elected, Jen's vision, drive and determination will ensure that the bedrock of community, good schools, good jobs, good housing and good healthcare is shored up, not dismantled by wrongheaded, divisive leadership.