Lorenzo is among a new class of Latino leaders in Arizona - someone who is proud of his deep roots in the state and focused on building a brighter future for all. He believes in the people and promise of Legislative District 22. He is bringing meaningful improvements and investments so we can build the community we want.
A member of Arizona’s House of Representatives, Lorenzo is delivering on his promise of developing a diverse, educated, economically robust, and vibrant community. A community where everyone is represented, respected, and has a chance of succeeding. Lorenzo’s promise to our community is improving investment in education, creating good jobs and building thriving communities.
Lorenzo Sierra’s story began with the same humble roots that define so many stories in pursuit of the American Dream.
The son of a Vietnam veteran and copper miner, Lorenzo came up through the public school system in Tucson’s impoverished Sunnyside School District. He was the first in his family to make it to – and through – college, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Arizona State University. He began a career in corporate communications, creating award-winning marketing and community development projects that earned him a career in Fortune 100 and 500 industries.
Lorenzo almost died from COVID-19 early in the pandemic, requiring four days on a ventilator and weeks in the ICU. This only strengthened his resolve to improve access to healthcare for all. He fought to bring the first COVID-19 testing site into Legislative District 22 and vaccines into local neighborhoods.
His roots and experiences drive his passion as a community advocate. His proven ability to innovate and collaborate, bringing meaningful improvements to individuals and communities, makes him a trusted leader as a member of Arizona’s House of Representatives.
Having experienced the American Dream firsthand, Lorenzo is determined to give back. Investing in education, creating good jobs and building thriving communities are the cornerstone of his service, delivering on the promise of the American Dream for those he serves.
Lorenzo and his wife Rhonda are proud to call Arizona and Legislative District 22 home where they have raised their family, including two very friendly dogs.
Dedication to his community has earned Lorenzo numerous recognitions. A few include:
A+ rating from the Arizona Education Association
A rating from the Sierra Club
Friends of Arizona School Boards Association Award
Arizona League of Cities and Towns Legislative Champion Award
100% rating from the Children’s Action Alliance
100% rating from Progress Now
Valle del Sol's Rosa Carillo Torres Humanitarian Award
A Stepping Stone Foundation's Distinguished Educational Leadership Community Impact Award
Serving our community is a point of pride for Lorenzo. A few past and current positions include:
Treasurer, Arizona Latino Legislative Caucus
Copper State Credit Union
Maricopa Association of Governments – Economic Development Commission
Secretary, Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone’s Hispanic Advisory Board
City of Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Commission
Hispanic Leadership Forum del Oeste
Vice-Chair, Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Chicanos por la Causa – Health and Human Services Committee
Xico (Latino-based arts organization)
Lorenzo is also a member of the national New Deal Leaders and part of the Aspen Institute's Latinos In Society City Learning Action Lab Committee.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“Lorenzo Sierra delivers jobs and resources that make our families and communities grow and thrive. I’m proud to endorse Lorenzo Sierra for reelection to the Arizona House of Representatives.”
— RUBEN GALLEGO, CONGRESSMAN, CD7