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New lawmaker profile: Rep. Peggy Judd, R-Willcox

Rep. Peggy Judd, R-Willcox (Cronkite News Service photo)

Rep. Peggy Judd, R-Willcox (Cronkite News Service photo)

Name: Peggy Judd

Chamber: House of Representatives

Party: Republican

Profession: Administrative assistant, cake baking and decorating.

Hometown: Willcox

Legislative District: No. 25, which includes much of southern Arizona along the border.

Committee Assignments: Agriculture and Water; Energy and Natural Resources; Health and Human Services.

Previous or Current Elected Offices: Precinct committeeman, Cochise County Republican Party, Parks and Recreation commissioner for City of Willcox.

Highlights of Community Involvement: Willcox Tea Party, Rex Allen Days, Special Olympics Arizona.

Why She Ran: “Senator [Gail] Griffin called me and said, ‘I need someone to run for House,’ and I had spent three days on the beach … so I was pretty relaxed when she called. My defenses were pretty much down.”

Her Focus: “The border. It would actually cure so many of our ills, disappointments, difficulties and our crime so much in my district because we are the southern border, except for Yuma County.”

A Bill: HB 2139, which would allow owners petitioning the valuation of their property to provide evidence that fraudulent sales have artificially inflated values in the area.

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Reporting by Sarah Whitmire, Cronkite News Service

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