Community leader and Arizona native Lorenzo Sierra recently announced his bid for the 2012 Arizona State Legislature

AVONDALE, Sept. 27, 2011

Community leader and Arizona native Lorenzo Sierra recently announced his bid for the 2012 Arizona State Legislature.

“I have lived in Arizona my entire life. I know the heart of the people, the beauty of the land. I know the potential we possess,” Sierra said. “We need new priorities and new leaders with the passion and courage to lift Arizona from the bottom of most socioeconomic measures. I am making my case to the voters of the West Valley that I have the skills and experience to turn Arizona in a new direction toward a prosperous future.”

His exploratory committee, Sierra for Arizona, gives the new candidate the ability to raise money and assemble a campaign team. The exact district in which Sierra will run will be known once the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission concludes its work of establishing post-2010 Census districts.

Sierra is an Arizona State University alumn with a professional career that includes stints at three Fortune 500 companies. He currently works for a small business in Mesa. It is this combined work experience that gives Sierra a unique perspective on economic development in Arizona.

“Small businesses are the backbone of Arizona’s economy,” Sierra said. “A great portion of our economic recovery will be driven by small businesses and individual entrepreneurs. That’s why I will work tirelessly to ensure Arizona policies promote and prioritize small business growth.”

Sierra has served in leadership roles for a variety of Arizona business organizations.

Board member and Public Policy Chair, Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce ∙ Phoenix Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators ∙ Business Marketing Association ∙ Arizona Latino Media Association ∙ Worldwide Employee Benefits Network ∙ Volunteer, Greater Phoenix Economic Council and the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce.

Sierra has also given countless hours to improving the lives of Arizonans through his service to Arizona nonprofits. He currently sits on the boards of Parenting Arizona, which focuses on child abuse prevention and Xico, which promotes Latino and Native American art and culture. He is also the community engagement chair on the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, where he was instrumental in the development of the Commission’s Centennial Volunteer Challenge.

“Serving organizations that improve the quality of life in Arizona is an honor and a blessing,” Sierra said. “As a legislator, I will bring my can-do attitude to work everyday for the safety and prosperity of Arizona’s families.”

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