Elaine Bohlmeyer kicked off her campaign for Arizona State Senator for Legislative District 5 this week.
Bohlmeyer released the following statement, “I would be honored to serve in the Arizona Senate. I have been very concerned about the direction our state has been going, and I have decided to do my part in making changes.”
In a press release she says she is dedicated to strengthening public education, promoting renewable energy, creating quality jobs, affordable health care and supporting our veterans.
“Our state is struggling with tough financial problems, and we need to find practical and responsible solutions, not only for the short term, but for future generations.
“We must find ways to improve our educational system; promote businesses with high quality jobs, especially in the renewable energy arena; and ensure the health of our citizens.
“We need to remember and support those veterans who have served our country so well.”
Bohlmeyer is a former registered nurse with the Maricopa County Health Department. She also worked in public education for 19 years as a school psychologist. Since moving to Payson 12 years ago, Bohlmeyer has been involved as a volunteer for many community programs including Payson Community Kids, Time Out Shelter and the ReadOut Program sponsored by the Payson Public Library.
She currently volunteers for Payson Area Habitat for Humanity and served on its board of directors from 2005 to 2008.
She is currently the president of the Democratic Women of Rim Country and serves as secretary for the Democratic Club of Northern Gila County.