March Featured Speakers

Friday, March 15, 9AM (8:30 coffee)
Ocotillo/Mesquite rooms, Kino Conference Center

An exciting, rare opportunity to hear firsthand national and state news from our legislators – US Congressman Juan Ciscomani, AZ Congressional District 6, and District 19 State Representative Gail Griffin!  LIMITED SEATING!

Congressman Juan Ciscomani represents Arizona’s 6th Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives and is running for reelection.Juan and his family immigrated to the United States when he was a young boy. They established roots in Tucson, Arizona, where his father worked as a bus driver to give his children a shot at the American Dream. Growing up in a working-class family taught Juan the value of hard work and the importance of a can-do attitude.  Juan attended public schools in Tucson, Pima Community College and the University of Arizona. He worked his way through school with maintenance and service jobs until becoming the first in his family to graduate from college. After college, Juan worked for the University of Arizona and the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce before joining Arizona Governor Doug Ducey’s administration as Senior Advisor and Vice-Chair of the Arizona-Mexico Commission Juan focused on the issues of international trade and diplomacy, border security, and economic development. In 2022, Juan was elected to represent Arizona’s new 6th congressional district, becoming the first naturalized American citizen from Mexico elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in Arizona history. Juan often shares a conversation with his dad where his dad asked him:

“Where else could we have our story? We come to the US, learn English, immerse in the culture, become US citizens, I drive a bus most of my life, and now my son is a United States Congressman. Where else in the world? Nowhere else, that’s the American Dream.” 
 Juan is determined to fight to keep that dream alive for others.  Juan resides in Tucson with his wife, Laura, and their 6 kids — Zoe, Juan David, Kenny, Lily, Lucas, and Gloria.  State Representative Gail Griffin represents Legislative District 19 in the Arizona House of Representatives. District 19 includes portions of 5 counties: Cochise, Graham, Greenlee, Pima, and Santa Cruz.Gail Griffin is currently serving as a member of the House of Representatives and serves as the Chairman of the Natural Resources, Energy, and Water Committee, and the Vice Chairman of the Rules Committee. She is also a member of the Land, Agriculture, and Rural Affairs Committee and the Governor’s Water Council.She serves as Co-Chairman on the Ad Hoc Study Committees on Water Security, and Air Quality and Energy. She has also served on the Water Banking Authority, the Water Protection Fund, and many other committees of interest.Gail Griffin served in the Arizona State Senate and has been involved in issues at the local, state, and federal level for many years. She believes in a smaller, smarter government, less taxes, personal responsibility, protection of property rights, and in the free enterprise system. Representative Griffin will continue to fight to get education dollars into the classroom for students and teachers, for Veteran’s issues, for transparency in government, and will continue to challenge federal overreach, and support States Rights and our Constitution.Gail has received many awards for her service which includes “Senator of the Year” from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), “Legislator of the Year” from Arizona Rural Health Association and from the Arizona Mining Association.Gail holds memberships in many state and local organizations.She is a Real Estate Broker at Sierra Vista Realty and lives in Cochise County.