Colonel (Ret.) Felicia French is a 32-year Army and Arizona National Guard veteran, nurse, educator, MedEvac helicopter pilot, entrepreneur, sustainability scientist, and proud mom. She’s running for State Senate to deliver real solutions for ALL Arizonans. Felicia is a third-generation Arizonan, currently living in Pine, Arizona. Her roles as an Afghan War veteran, pediatric and hospice nurse, community college educator, and as a single mom exemplify her lifelong commitment to public service and family well-being.
Felicia earned her B.S. in Nursing, an M.S. in Sustainable Solutions from Arizona State University, an M.S. in Management from the University of Southern California, as well as military degrees from the Air Senior Service College, the Army Environmental Policy Institute, and the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute. Her leadership skills were formed as she worked her way up the ranks from Private to Colonel, during her three decades of service in the United States Army and Arizona National Guard.
Felicia ran for state representative in LD6 in 2018, in an incredibly close race, where she came within 0.4 points of winning. Empowered by that experience, Felicia is now the first Democratic candidate to run twice in the district, competing for the Arizona State Senate LD6. Her priorities are fully-funded public education, quality healthcare that’s affordable and accessible, and more accountable state government that will deliver local job opportunities while protecting northern Arizona for families and future generations.
“It’s time to improve public education, expand access to quality and affordable healthcare, make our state government more accountable to northern Arizona’s rural communities, and make sure policies drafted at the state capitol benefit ALL Arizonans, by creating more local job opportunities, while also protecting northern Arizona’s water and land for our families and future generations,” Felicia said. “Together, we can move Arizona forward with real solutions.”
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Felicia believes Arizona needs to pay educators and school support staff fair wages, prioritize funding for K-12 public education, make college tuition more affordable and invest in certified trade schools for rural communities
Felicia advocates for more emphasis on prevention of disease and illness, caps on prescription drug costs, lower health insurance premiums and deductibles, and improved access to quality health care in rural areas.
In office, Felicia will demand more government accountability to ensure policies drafted in the state Capitol benefit ALL Arizonans and protect the state’s diverse and beautiful environment and natural resources.
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To flip these chambers, Democrats need to win 3 Senate seats and 2 House seats. Momentum is on our side: in 2018, Democrats won a hotly contested federal Senate race and flipped 4 House seats, bringing the chamber to the closest partisan divide in decades. We can build on this energy to flip at least one chamber in 2020.
Flipping a chamber would break a stubborn Republican trifecta, keep Republicans from passing harmful and regressive legislation, and provide an opening for Democrats to advance their own progressive legislative agenda.