Name: Andrea Dalessandro
Chamber: House of Representatives
Profession: Retired math teacher and CPA
Legislative District: 2, including parts of Tucson, South Tucson, Green Valley, Sahuarita and all of Santa Cruz County.
Committee Assignments: Government; Reform and Human Services.
Previous or Current Elected Offices: Precinct committeewoman, state committeewoman.
Highlights of Community Involvement: Scholarship chair for the American Association of University Women and member of the League of Women Voters and Rotary International.
Why She Ran: “I came to Arizona in 2004 … to retire, but shortly after I arrived, I saw them taking money away from public education, systemic defunding of public education.”
Her Focus: Support funding for public education and specifically programs for English Language Learners.
Bills: Plans to introduce a bill this session or next to provide an alternative to the four-hour block model used in the state’s English Language Learners program.