The newly elected chair of Legislative District 16 is Sharon Stinard. She is a long-time resident of the East Valley and was a candidate for the Arizona House of Representatives in 2016 and 2018. She is a retired educator of 42 years with 22 years in the secondary school classroom and 20 years working at the community college level. Her leadership skills have been developed through serving as an elected officer on various non-profit and service organization boards of directors. The women’s domestic violence shelter program in the far east valley she founded recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. She looks forward to building a team of Democratic activists in LD16 that will enjoy working together to elect Democrats and grow our party in Arizona for years to come.