Sharon Girard is kicking off her campaign for the Arizona House of Representatives with a District Eight tour that will reach from Globe to Casa Grande. Her campaign announcement is inspired by the lack of affordable healthcare, the teacher shortage, school funding crisis, and Republican Leadership blocking the Equal Rights Amendment.
“Arizona Republican Leadership is failing to provide access to the right to opportunity in our state, and District 8 is hurt most by this failure,” said Girard. “School districts can’t find certified teachers, residents can’t find affordable healthcare, so it’s clear that change is needed in leadership at the Capitol. We’re campaigning to change the makeup in the House to put a check on special interests and the governor.”
Girard was the Democratic Nominee for the Arizona Senate in 2018. Her campaign infrastructure has quickly transitioned into this competitive 2020 race focused on early community outreach and coalition building.
“I want to thank all of my supporters who helped my campaign so much in 2018. Whether knocking on over 10,000 doors, hosting me at homes and clubs, or making contributions, I hope I can count on your continued support going forward into 2020.”
Girard is a former Physician’s Assistant and recognized expert on women’s health. As the founder of an Illinois program for teen pregnancy and an emergency room practitioner, Girard has focused on improving the outcomes for the people she’s served. Legislative District 8 is a diverse district stretching across the heart of Pinal County and the Miami/Globe area of Gila County. This District is a potential Arizona Democratic pickup for a majority in 2020.