Peña, Tatiana

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State House
District:
11
Political Affiliation:
Republican
Phone:
602-935-5327
Age:
39
Occupation:
Non-profit Field Organizer
Education:
Bachelor's in Multilingual/Multicultural Education, Masters in Public Administration
Biographical Info:

Tatiana Peña was born, raised, and resides in South Phoenix with her husband and four daughters. Tatiana attended elementary school in Roosevelt School District (RSD), transferred to ASU on scholarship from SMCC, completed a Bachelor’s in Bilingual Education, and a Masters in Public Administration from Grand Canyon University. Tatiana began teaching Kindergarten and 1st Grade in RSD and taught at public, charter, and private schools stateside and internationally. Tatiana serves the community through several local non-profits – assisting refugees, elderly, children, crisis pregnancy, low-income, mentally ill, and immigrant communities. For example, Tatiana helps families align the best schools, programs, and funding to their child’s specific needs. Tatiana is also a mariachi musician and has helped at-risk youth connect and progress through music. Tatiana is the representative for whom the community cries out: she supports our law enforcement and is committed to increasing public safety. Tatiana will defend our community’s values through preserving parental and natural rights, protecting the unborn, improving the foster system, safeguarding the sacred right to vote, and empowering the nuclear family. Through her advocacy, Tatiana has already delivered significant investment and attention to our community. Tatiana will expand and continue to fulfill her promises as your representative.

Statement:

It’s time for our community to have a strong advocate at the State Level who will pass bills that will help the community. Our community deserves a Representative who is reliable, honest, and caring. I understand how it is to live, raise a family, work, and be part of our community. I share the same concerns for our community safety, better education, protecting our family rights. The community wants a real voice!

Survey

Response Legend

  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals. O
2. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law. O* I cannot support the erasure of women. There is a fine balance of respecting and protecting individuals and making sure that protections for certain groups do not override the protection others.
3. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother. S
4. Allowing biological males that identify as transgender to play on female sports’ teams. O
5. Providing state funding to abortion entities that perform or refer for abortion. O
6. Allowing all parents to use tax credits, vouchers, or education savings accounts to enable their children to attend any public, charter, private, homeschool, or online academy. S
7. Legalizing physician-assisted suicide. O
8. Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues. S* I support parental rights. I also believe in protecting children from the loss of their innocence and being sexualized.
9. Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs. S
10. Keeping the flat income tax rate in Arizona’s state tax code. S
11. Requiring any government entity, including schools, to inform parents about their child’s physical, emotional, or mental health. S
12. Establishing electric retail competition to eliminate the current monopoly system for electric utilities. S