For Immediate Release
Martin Quezada tapped for westside House seat
Phoenix attorney and elected public school board member Martin J. Quezada will fill the vacant Legislative District 13 seat in the House of Representatives. Martin (Mar –teen) Quezada (kay-sah-dah) was chosen today by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors.
Quezada, 34, who was born and raised in Maryvale, which is part of the Southwest Valley district and is currently serving on the Pendergast Elementary School Board of Governors. Quezada plans to run for the House in the newly created Legislative District 29. He replaces former state Rep. Richard Miranda, who resigned.
Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox, who nominated Quezada, cited his work as a researcher at the legislature and in the community. “He is familiar with what is going on down there and will hit the ground running,” Wilcox said. “He also got so many letters of support.”
Quezada is on the Maryvale Village Planning Committee, the West Phoenix Revitalization Community Advisory Board and the board of Los Diablos, a chapter of the Arizona State University Alumni Association. “I am humbled and appreciative,” Quezada told the supervisors. “I will work hard for the people of the district.”
The other candidates who applied included Lorenzo Sierra, a businessman, and Paul Valach, a longtime educator.