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Mayor Regina Romero & Councilwoman Lane Santa Cruz Secure Major Victory: Tucson Emerges as Critical

Updated: Aug 24, 2023

TUCSON - Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA) proudly announces the election victories of Mayor Regina Romero and Councilwoman Lane Santa Cruz in Last night's Tucson municipal primary election. The election of the pair of community-centered advocates marks a significant milestone in efforts to advance progressive leadership and champion the priorities of working families and marginalized neighborhoods. For years, Tucson has served as a model of progressive policy and co-governance, and it is becoming more evident that the road to the President’s 270 electoral votes will run right through Tucson, Arizona, as a battleground city.

Mayor Regina Romero's Primary Election Victory:

Living United for Change in Arizona is thrilled to celebrate yesterday’s victory of Mayor Regina Romero in the municipal primary. Her exceptional leadership and unwavering commitment to building a climate-resilient city and championing a more equitable public transit system have resonated strongly with the people of Tucson.

Mayor Romero’s visionary approach to sustainability and resilience has positioned Tucson as a leading city in tackling the urgent challenges posed by the climate crisis. Her dedication to clean energy initiatives, sustainable infrastructure, and smart urban planning has set a strong foundation for a greener future and sustainable economic growth for the city.

In addition to her focus on climate action, Mayor Romero spearheaded the creation of an equitable public transit system, addressing barriers and ensuring that every individual, regardless of their socio-economic background, has access to reliable and affordable transportation. Mayor Romero’s commitment fosters a more inclusive and connected community, providing access to education, employment, healthcare, and essential services for all Tucsonans.

Councilwoman Lane Santa Cruz's Victory:

LUCHA is also ecstatic to celebrate the tough election victory of Councilwoman Lane Santa Cruz. Her dedication to social, racial, and economic justice and her commitment to empowering communities have made her an exemplary leader for progressive values in local governance. We look forward to supporting the historic work of Santa Cruz and her office in Ward 1 for years to come!

LUCHA knocked on tens of thousands of doors, talking to tens of thousands of voters through door knocking, mailers, and phone banking to help elect Mayor Romero and Councilwoman Santa Cruz.

“We are so proud to have supported Regina in this race and in her previous successful run for Mayor,” said Alejandra Gomez, Executive Director of Living United for Change in Arizona

Gomez continued, "Mayor Regina Romero and Councilwoman Lane Santa Cruz represent the progressive future that Living United for Change in Arizona strives to achieve for the entire state of Arizona. Their victories reflect the collective efforts of passionate organizers, volunteers, community leaders, and voters who came together to shape the city's political landscape and ensure that it remains in the hands of leaders who prioritize the needs and aspirations of working families and marginalized communities."


About Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA):

Living United for Change in Arizona is a grassroots organization dedicated to building power with Arizona's working families. LUCHA fights for racial, economic, and social justice, striving to create a just and equitable society for all. Check us out on social media and our website for more information.

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