Event Tonight: Amanda Aguirre For the First Arizona Latina U.S. Congresswomanby Dee Dee Garcia Blase on Aug. 08, 2012, under 2012 Arizona Elections, 2012 Congressional Races
When: August 8, 2012
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Silver Saddle Steakhouse
310 East Benson Highway
Tucson, AZ 85713
Sponsored by: the Tequila Party
Amanda Aguirre, M.A., R.D. has served the people of Arizona as a State Representative (2003-2006) and as a State Senator (2007-2010). Her political record of successfully passing bills through the legislature is unparalleled and has earned her several awards such as “Walk the Talk” (2008), “Autism Legislative Champion” (2008), “Friend of Cities and Towns” (2009, 2010), and “Outstanding Legislator Award” (2009). Her accomplishments as a legislator have had far-reaching impacts in the areas of job creation, health care, education, science, agriculture, military support, and border security.
Sen. Aguirre has been involved for more than 30 years in health care industry and is a recognized pioneer in this area. She was appointed by President Clinton to serve on the Border Health Committee in 2004.
Sen. Aguirre is currently President/CEO of the Regional Center for Border Health, Inc., and its subsidiary San Luis Walk-In Clinic, Inc. In 2007, Sen. Aguirre established the Health Education Career Institute, providing job opportunities and placement for over 400 individuals. Through these organizations, countless people have been able to get access to quality health care and affordable higher education.
Sen. Aguirre holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from the University of Sonora in Hermosillo, Sonora and a Master’s Degree from California State University, Los Angeles in Food and Nutrition.
Sen. Aguirre is the proud mother of two successful young adults. Her daughter Lucy Aguirre is an entrepreneur, triathlete, and MIT graduate with a Master’s Degree in Organic Chemistry. Her son Captain Anibal Aguirre graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in 2005 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and has served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan as a helicopter pilot in the 41st Combat Search and Rescue Squadron.