César Chávez

Arizona House of Representatives, District 29


César will be a voice for the LGBTQ community in the Arizona State House


César Chávez was born in Moroleon, Guanajuato, a small town in the heart of Mexico. In search for greater opportunities that were not provided in their hometown, his parents and César immigrated to the United States when he was three years old. The Chávez family initially settled outside of Philadelphia in a public housing facility undocumented, with no money, and a lack of English.

César’s father quickly understood that in order to succeed in this country he would have to find a way to provide his family the proper documentation to seek better jobs and learn the English language. This lead the family to move once again to a city that was developing rapidly and would provide them with higher paying jobs. In 1996, they arrived in Phoenix, Arizona where the family was able to purchase their first home in the Maryvale community. This home was the beholder of beautiful memories and accomplishments.

As a product of public education, César first handedly saw the lack of resources and struggles that his school teacher would have to go through. However, he was lucky to have teachers that always attempted to provide their students with the utmost best education that they could with what little they had. He knew the importance of a high quality education because his parents always modeled that in order to succeed you must be educated.

Importance of Candidacy:

  • César will be a voice for the LGBTQ community in the Arizona State House.

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