The BIPAC Action Fund announced its endorsement of Lea Marquez Peterson for her campaign to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives in Arizona's 2nd congressional district on June 29, 2018.
An entrepreneur and small business owner, Marquez Peterson previously owned and operated a chain of gasoline stations & convenience stores in the Tucson region as well as a business brokerage firm. Since 2009, Lea has served as President & CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
She previously served as the Executive Director for Greater Tucson Leadership (GTL) from 2005 to 2009. Since taking over as CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber, ahw has been instrumental in growing the chamber from representing roughly 300 small business to over 1800 currently. The Tucson Hispanic Chamber is now the largest Chamber of Commerce in Southern Arizona.
Lea Marquez Peterson has helped to serve as a State Partner for BIPAC.
Percent Candidate Party Votes Winner
54.7% Ann Kirkpatrick Dem 161,000 ✓
45.3% Lea Marquez Peterson GOP 133,083