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To all our AAPI Candidates ... we're so proud of you for your hard work, dedication and commitment in running hard-fought campaigns this election season. We had some wins and some losses, but in the end we ALL won because you put yourselves out there. Representation matters! And we look forward to seeing & supporting more awesome AAPI candidates in the future.

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The AZ Democratic Party AAPI Caucus endorses Suzanne Hug for AZ House in LD 25 (Southeast Maricopa County - Mesa). For more information on Suzanne, visit

Suzanne Hug is a small business owner, parent of kids currently attending public schools, and a respected community leader. She will be the first woman of color to represent this district. Suzanne earned a degree in Economics from Arizona State University and is skilled in customer service, risk analysis, budgeting, marketing, and project management. She brings a fresh vision for a progressive and prosperous Arizona. Her dedication to data-driven solutions and pushing forward humanity centered ideas will help develop Arizona into a national model. Her focus is on fully funding public education and expanding healthcare solutions.

The AZ Democratic Party AAPI Caucus endorses Dr. Amish Shah for AZ House in LD24. More at

Amish attended Medical School at Northwestern University and built a career as an ER doctor. He became a faculty member, educator, researcher, and even worked for the NFL. Amish believes Arizona kids need an education system to give them the tools they need to succeed and supports fixing Arizona’s underfunded and broken education system. He believes that without a proper education, we cannot maintain a thriving  democracy nor a robust economy.

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The AZ Democratic Party AAPI Caucus is proud to endorse Dr. Ravi Grivois-Shah for the Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) Governing Board. Visit for more.

Ravi is a family physician, the Medical Director of Alvernon Family Medicine and the UA Mobile Health Program, a father of three, a TUSD parent, and a product of public education. He believes there should not be educational disparities in TUSD and that all students, regardless of their background, should get the same opportunities to succeed.

The AZ Democratic Party AAPI Caucus is proud to endorse Catherine “Cat” Ripley for the Pima Community College (PCC) Governing Board. Additional information at

As an adjunct faculty member at PCC, Cat is familiar with the atmosphere, classes, students and faculty. She is passionate about helping students achieve their dreams and wants to ensure PCC is successful in these difficult, challenging times. Cat comes with extensive leadership experience. Cat is a retired Naval Officer, one of the first female graduates of the Naval Academy, a former diplomat, industry executive and mom.

Info on Other AAPI Candidates

In addition to the above endorsements, the caucus would like to recognize caucus member, Dr. Hiral Tiperneni, for winning her primary in August and becoming the Democratic nominee for Congress in CD 6. More information at

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