PHOENIX — Arizona Democrats have picked progressive state Rep. Raquel Terán to be the party's next chairwoman.
Terán was elected during a virtual convention on Saturday.
She will be charged with maintaining Democrats' top-of-the-ticket successes and extending their wins down the ballot.
Terán was a leader of the Latino-led movement that organized a decade ago following the passage of SB1070, a state law that targeted people living in the country illegally.
She worked on successful efforts to recall former state Sen. Russell Pearce and defeat Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Terán won by a wide margin during a virtual convention with the support of much of the party’s most prominent figures.