“I am a Democrat who believes in moderation, reaching “across the aisle,” and ensuring we continue to make Arizona a better place to live. I‘m proud to say I have lived and worked in Arizona for more than 25 years.-- Arizona State Representative, Victoria Steele
While I have learned and accomplished much during my first session in the Legislature, the important work is just beginning. So I am running again to continue to Bring Balance to our House!”
As a former newscaster and reporter, Representative Steele has proven to be an effective communicator who made a true impact in our State House through consensus and building relationships.
As a professional mental health counselor she has brought empathy and understanding of Arizona’s people — their struggles, hopes, and dreams — to the State House of Representatives. She continues to be the voice for those who currently have none. As a college instructor, she understands the value of motivation, empowerment and the responsibility for ensuring the futures of all Arizonans.
EDUCATION: Representative Steele continues to push hard for full funding of public education for our children and continuing education for adults including universities, community college and workforce training in technical schools. She plans to focus on urgent issues like bullying prevention and the promotion of healthy, peaceful behaviors by our children.
CHILDREN: When Representative Steele learned that more than 6,500 child abuse cases reported to CPS had been ignored she responded immediately, calling for an emergency special legislative session to take the necessary action to protect our most vulnerable children.
JOBS: Representative Steele is strongly focused on creating a true and sustainable economy for Arizona, one that keeps our state on track with effective and lasting resolutions to the issues facing our state today and in the future.
TRANSPORTATION: From potholes to public transportation and ports of entry, as the ranking Democrat on the State House Transportation Committee, Representative Steele continues to promote the development of a healthy transportation infrastructure in order to build and grow Arizona’s economy.
ENVIRONMENT: Victoria is fiercely dedicated to preserving our world-renowned environment through the use of alternative and renewable energy. She continues to fight for these valuable assets that draw tourists and businesses alike to our high quality of life.
CIVIL RIGHTS: Representative Steele believes that rights and equality for all individuals have come too far to ever consider going back. She is taking on the multi-faceted challenges of defending women’s rights, pay equity for all workers, marriage equality, and every Arizonan’s right to vote.
OUR ELDERLY: Having been raised in a tradition that respects and protects the rights of our elderly, Representative Steele will tirelessly work on behalf of our seniors so that their financial, lifestyle and medical well-being is protected. She is working with her colleagues to establish a Legislative Senior Caucus dedicated to all issues concerning seniors in Arizona.
STATE BUDGET: Now that our state budget has been balanced — with a surplus! — Representative Steele is eager to continue to be a steward of those valuable funds while ensuring that our public schools are refunded to their original levels, that our state transportation and infrastructure are sufficiently supported, that our investment in clean industry job creation continues, and that all Arizonans retain their right to affordable health care.
GREAT 1ST TERM: Representative Steele has proven conclusively that she can work across the aisle successfully. She worked with members of both parties to get an appropriations of a quarter of a million dollars into the State Budget for the Mental Health First Aid program. After an effective inaugural year at the State House, Representative Steele’s experience in committees ranges from being the Ranking Democrat on the Transportation committee to being a member on the Health and Insurance & Retirement committees. Victoria is also actively involved in the Tourism, Native American and Latino Caucuses.
We need to help Representative Steele be re-elected so she can continue to Bring Balance to Our House!