Rep. Victoria Steele, D-Tucson
Published: January 28, 2013 at 10:48 am
Name: Victoria Steele
Chamber: House of Representatives
Profession: Counselor in private practice and instructor at the University of Phoenix.
Legislative District: 9, which covers north Tucson.
Committee Assignments: Health; Insurance and Retirement; Transportation.
Previous or Current Elected Offices: None
Highlights of Community Involvement: At age 16 successfully advocated to have sexual education class added to her school’s curriculum.
Why She Ran: “I’ve always wanted, ever since age 16, to be a leader. I wanted to make positive change.”
Her Focus: “Mental health. We need … to be able to see when someone is in distress, know how to intervene in a good way and how to get them help.”
Bills: Prime sponsor of HB2195, which would require schools to adopt a recommended pupil behavior threat assessment by Jan. 1, 2015.