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Raquel Teran elected Arizona Democratic Party chair

State Of State Arizona
Posted at 4:12 PM, Jan 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-24 18:12:11-05

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.