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Green Valley Democrats Program

Candidates for LD19
Nick Nordgran-Tellez, Bob Karp, Gregg Frostrom

Saturday,March 9, 2024, 3 pm

Room 203, Continental Shopping Plaza, Green Valley

Left to right: Nick Nordgran-Tellez, Bob Karp, Gregg Frostrom

We have three excellent Democratic candidates running for state office in LD19. Come meet them in person and bring your questions.

Nicholas “Nick” Anthony Nordgran-Tellez is running for the Arizona House of Representatives. Tellez was born and raised in Solomon Arizona. He is the owner of La Paloma Restaurant in Solomon, chairman of the Graham County Democratic Party, an eight-year member of the Solomon Elementary School District, and serves on several boards. If elected he would bring a small business owner perspective to state government. Diversity, water, economic growth, substance abuse and homelessness are also at the top of his priority list.

Robert “Bob” Karp is running for the State Senate. Bob, a graduate of UCLA, has owned and operated a small manufacturing aerospace company, a software development company, and after retirement here in Arizona a real estate brokerage. He moved to Cochise County in 2005 and now lives in Sierra Vista. Bob believes: “The best way to create long term reform is to flip the state legislature from Republican control and extremism, to mainstream political values under Democratic Party control.” Bob’s mainstream values include defending public-school education, advocating for fair tax policy, protecting women’s healthcare, and supporting the non-partisan fraud-free election system that has served this state well for decades.

Gregg Frostrom is running for the Arizona House of Representatives. Gregg retired from a career in military intelligence as a Chief Warrant Officer Four (CW4) in 2018 to pursue a career in project management in the pharmaceutical research industry. He left the Republican party in the mid-2000s when he recognized that his old party’s values were shifting towards populism, isolationism, and xenophobia. He still holds the small town values he was raised with and believes that the government can serve the people of LD19 by ensuring better rural healthcare, protecting our water resources and supporting local public schools through integrated jobs programs and better funding. 

Please join us to meet our LD19 candidates.

***The collection wagon will be available for your contributions to border organizations.***

Sponsored by Green Valley Democrats


Headquarters

Petitions! Initiatives!

The following initiatives and petitions are available to sign at GV Dems Headquarters (*for newly added petitions and initiatives):

Candidate Petitions

LD 19 Nick Nordgran-Tellez for AZ House
LD 19 Gregg Frostrom for AZ House
LD 19 Robert (Bob) Karp for AZ Senate
LD 21 Senator Rosanna Gabaldon for AZ Senate
LD 21 Stephanie Stahl Hamilton for AZ House*
CD6 Kirsten Engel
Pima County Attorney Laura Conover
Pima County Attorney Mike Jette*
Pima County Recorder Gabriella Cázares-Kelly*
Pima County Sheriff Chris Nanos
Pima County Sheriff Sandy Rosenthal*
Pima County Superintendent of Schools Dustin Williams
Pima County Treasurer Brian Johnson*
Pima County Treasurer Sami Hamed*
Pima County Assessor Suzanne Droubie*
Pima County Recorder Gabriella Cázares-Kelly*
Arizona Corporation Commission Jonathan Hill
Arizona Coporation Commission Joshua Polachek*
Arizona Corporation Commission Ylenia Aguilar*
US Senate Ruben Gallego

Inititatives

Arizona Abortion Access
Justice for All
Minimum Wage
Working together (Repeal AZ Right to work)*

NOTE: When more than one candidate is running for the same position, you may sign only one of their petitions.

All candidate petitions as well as initiatives are available at the office (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 10 am – 2 pm). Also, candidate petitions may be signed on-line.

At Headquarters, we have “Petition Tracking Forms” for you to keep track of all those petitions you will be signing. Put it in your billfold or purse or file it (with your name on it, please!!) in the black card file box on the petition table. 


WE CARE Campaign in March:
Border Organizations

For WE CARE for March, we will be collecting for various organizations that help people at the border. We coordinate with Rita Danks who works with several groups and she distributes as their needs dictate. The items you donate will be given directly to people at the following places in Nogales, Mexico: Kino Border Initiative, La Roca Center, City Shelter of Nogales, Church of the Streets, and people living on the streets of Nogales. As we all know, there are many, many people in Nogales who have hopes of gaining asylum in the U.S. but the process is slow and awkward and often they are stuck in Nogales as the wheels move slowly, and once they are moving, they must travel light.

They are always in need of:

CLOTHING
Underwear for all including children, men and women. Men’s underwear should be sizes S and M, women’s sizes 5, 6 or 7, and children’s can be any size.
SocksAll sizes, children and adult

HYGIENE ITEMS
Disposable Razors
Small size Deodorants
Travel size Toothpaste
Small Nail Clippers
Individual Packets of Kleenex
Individual Packets of Shaving Cream
Other Small/Travel size Toiletries such as lip balm, shampoo, conditioner, hand sanitizer, combs, etc.

All of these items can be purchased in bulk from Amazon, and often at stores like the dollar stores and Walmart.  

Bring your contributions to Headquarters or to any program meeting.


Headquarters Hours

Open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Beginning March 18, 2024, Headquarters will be open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Join or Renew Your Membership

Now Accepting Membership Dues for 2024

Dues are $30 per person.  Dues may be paid on-line at ActBlue. in-person at Headquarters, or by printing out and mailing in this form to:

Green Valley Democrats
PO Box 131
Green Valley, AZ 85622

Please note on your check that it is for “Membership 2024.”

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https://facebook.com/azld21democrats/

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Green Valley and Sahuarita State Legislators

District 19

Senator David Gowan (R) District 19
State Capitol Complex Room 300
17000 W. Washington
Phoenix AZ 85007-2890
(602) 926-5154
dgowan@azleg.gov

Representative Lupe Diaz (R) District 19
State Capitol Complex, Room 302
17000 W. Washington
Phoenix AZ 85007-2890
(602) 926-4852
ldiaz@azleg.gov

Representative Gail Griffin (R) District 19
State Capitol Complex, Room 225
17000 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2890
(602) 926-5895
ggriffin@azleg.gov

District 21

Senator Rosanna Gabaldon (D) District 21
State Capitol Complex, Room 303B
17000 W. Washington
Phoenix AZ 85007-2890
(602)-926-3424
rbabaldon@azleg.gov

Representative Consuelo Hernandez (D) District 21
State Capitol Complex, Room 117
17000 W. Washington
Phoenix AZ 85007-2890
(602) 926-3523
chernandez@azleg.gov

Representative Stephanie Stahl Hamilton (D) District 21
State Capitol Complex, Room 333
17000 W. Washington
Phoenix AZ 85007-2890
(602) 926-3279
sstahlhamilton@azleg.gov