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Rep. Victoria Steele, D-Tucson

Rep. Victoria Steele, D-Tucson

Name: Victoria Steele

Chamber: House of Representatives

Party: Democrat

Profession: Counselor in private practice and instructor at the University of Phoenix.

Hometown: Tucson

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.

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  1. I am currently very dedicated to addressing the vast shortcomings in Arizona’s dept. of health services/Behavioral Health Services. I bring with me the bulk of a legal education, and 13 long months substandard care and treatment in the state’s sole long term mental health care facility, The Arizona State Hospital. I am, however, a Tucson based resident of the state, and in fact underwent the first 8 months of 21 months of total hospitalization in Tucson area facilities prior to my admission to ASH in Jan. 2011. For the entirety of my time at ASH, near literally, I witnessed and was subject first hand to graphic forms of emotional, psychological, and physical abuse, in direct assoc. with the willingness of ASH and AHDS highest ranking officials to turn a blind eye to good faith, well documented reports of these matters, which effectively allows for nothing short of substandard mental health care and practices at ASH on a day to day basis. Today, as ADHS is being subjected to a similarly good faith investigation specific to the rights and care needs of the state’s mentally ill and behaviorally challenged juveniles, I am still 100% dedicated to bringing meaningful resolution to the highly egregious and patently substandard conditions at ASH. Patient abuse of any kind is highly illegal, inhumane, and unacceptable to anyone of reasonable conscience. I implore on anybody of like and compassion to contact me via email ([email protected]). I am more than willing to share all data and information with anyone.

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