Liz Van Zee: 'Chris Gilfillan will work hard for LD20'

My name is Liz Van Zee and I’ve lived in LD20 since 1974. I’m proudly voting for Chris Gilfillan to represent me in the Arizona State House this November.

I’m quite active in my local community, first as a member of the Cactus Wren neighborhood group and also as the Democratic Precinct Committeewoman in the Marigold District. I’m very concerned about the direction this country is taking and I’ve become involved in my local community as a result.

Lately, I’ve been most concerned about the lack of investment in our education system. I was a school nurse at Palo Verde Middle School for 12 years. I witnessed first-hand how talented our public school teachers really are. As a school nurse, I was required to walk throughout campus and meet with teachers and answer questions. I saw how these wonderful people really put in work and effort for our children. It’s disturbing how many Arizona lawmakers are definitively against restoring education funding for these teachers.

After some of my own research, I started attending local meetings and soon met Chris.

I met Chris during a LD20 Democrats meeting. I became excited to hear him talk about the need to invest in public education and I was impressed by his clear discussion around government accountability and small business growth. Shortly thereafter I began volunteering for him in 2016 as a canvasser and phone banker.

As a person, Chris is really outgoing and tenacious. He loves talking to people and is very straightforward. As a candidate for LD20, he works harder and longer than anyone on his team. I’ve seen him canvassing on his bicycle in our community, knocking on doors and talking to community members. He’s the type of boss who is continuously outworking his employees. He is also a law school grad that is able to connect with younger voters in our district. For me, that’s a big positive.

I know Chris will work long and hard for the residents of LD20 in the Arizona State House. He understands his community and he has the ability to work with people across the aisle.

This November, join me in voting for Chris Gilfillan here in LD20. Election Day is November 6, 2018.

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