Democrat Cameron Udall, 33. running for the District 5 State Senate seat, has little trouble identifying the issues that trouble her.
They are, she said, Arizona's lowly national rankings in child care, health, education and economy. "I know we can do better than this," Udall said.
Her promise is "to do all that I can to make sure Arizona becomes one of the best states (in which) to raise a child by providing more funding for the students as well as teachers."As a rural senator she will work to bring more jobs to small-town Arizona, she said.
Udall got her start in politics in high school when she served as a page in the United States Senate.
"Being back home made me realize the ties I have to this area," she said. "That's when I decided to run for the state senate."