Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley
Rep. Pamela Powers Hannley

I was elected to the Arizona House to serve Legislative District 9 in 2016, and in 2020, I am running for my third term.

As a member of the Ways and Means Committee, I am a strong opponent of corporate tax giveaways and the only person in the Arizona House who voted against every one of them in my four years of service. I want to bring fiscal responsibility to the Arizona budget. I believe the Arizona Legislature should fund the People’s To-Do List — education, healthcare, infrastructure, and safety and security — and not the corporate wish list.

As a four-year member of the House Health Committee, I fought for reproductive rights, science-based medicine, workers compensation, expanded maternal and child healthcare, fair insurance practices, and expanded eligibility for Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS/Medicaid), Temporary Assistance to the Needy Families (TANF), and childcare subsidies.

I grew up in the small Midwestern town of Amherst, Ohio, on the banks of Lake Erie, and moved to Tucson in 1981. I have a bachelors degree in journalism from The Ohio State University (1973) and a masters in public health from The University of Arizona (UA, 1996).

For most of my career, I worked in public relations and corporate communication. For several years, I had my own small business as a freelance writer, photographer, and graphic designer. While working in the communication office of the Arizona Cancer Center at the UA, I started writing cancer prevention materials; this sparked my interest in public health, behavioral medicine, and prevention. After earning an MPH, my career shifted to prevention research and public health program management. I worked on several cancer prevention research projects including Five a Day for Better Health, Family Sun Safety, and smoking uptake by adolescents. I also was the program director for the Arizona Smokers Helpline and related Internet and evaluation services in the UA College of Public Health.

From 2004 to 2016, I was managing editor for the American Journal of Medicine, one of the world’s top internal medicine journals. In January 2016, I stepped down as managing editor to run for office, and I became the Journal’s part-time social media/technology editor and occasional author. Working part time gives me the flexibility to serve in the Arizona House. In 2020, I am running for her third term.

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