Elected leaders to gather for Goodyear town hall

The city of Goodyear will host a town hall event featuring Arizona state officials from 6-7 p.m. Sept. 20 at Desert Edge High School Auditorium.


The city of Goodyear will host a town hall event featuring Arizona state officials from 6-7 p.m. Sept. 20 at Desert Edge High School Auditorium.

The jurisdiction’s newest appointee is Rep. Geraldine Peten. She will be joined by Rep. Charlene Fernandez as well as District 4 Sen. Lisa Otondo, according to an announcement. Goodyear comprises legislative Districts 4 and 13.

City residents will have an opportunity to meet Peten, hear updates from their lawmakers and participate in a question-and-answer session about state legislative sessions.

Fernandez, a Democrat from District 4, received a bachelor’s degree in education from Northern Arizona University. While working for Congressman Ed Pastor she brought a Veteran’s Administration clinic to Yuma. Additionally, she worked as a liaison for the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ)

Peten was appointed to the state House in August. Like Fernandez, she is a Democrat representing District 4; as a retired school administrator with a doctoral degree in education, curriculum and instruction, she plans to focus on education in the House.

Otondo won re-election in August, running uncontested. She has a bachelor’s degree in international public administration and a diverse career background.

The auditorium is at 15778 W. Yuma Road. Goodyear officials recommend that participants park to the north of the Desert Edge High School’s auditorium between Sherman Street and Yuma Road on the west side of Goodyear Boulevard.

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