Tina Gamez

Tina Gamez has volunteered in campaigns since she was in college. She grew up in Glendale and was a member of MEChA at Glendale Community College and Northern Arizona University. She had an opportunity to march with Cesar Chavez while at GCC. Tina worked for the Daily News-Sun newspaper, which covered the Northwest Valley with a daily paper and other weekly community papers for about 35 years in various positions, with reporting and writing being a favorite, and winning an Arizona Newspapers Association first-place award for a feature story on a Peoria couple who had been burned in a home explosion. She had a column called “Talk to Tina” that was mostly light on the various subject matters covered. One of the saddest times in her reporting was the coverage of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who perished in the wildland fire near Yarnell. Even though politics has always been a passion of hers, she was adept at keeping her political views separate from her journalistic integrity and was always complimented on her writing from members of the community when it was a controversial subject due to the fair reporting and writing. An unabashed Liberal and no longer a working journalist, Tina can now be free with her political views. As a new PC since December and now an LD22 Chair, she hopes to make the Legislative District one with open communication and active membership. Her husband Adolfo, byis also a PC, is currently on the Tolleson City Council, and was Mayor for many years in the past. They have two very spoiled pooches with the short Jack Russell Terrier as their favorite breed. Life revolves around them, family, and of course, politics.