Sun, Leezah

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State House
District:
22
Political Affiliation:
Democrat
Phone:
602-625-4965
Age:
52
Occupation:
Community Activist
Education:
Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences DREXEL UNIVERSITY, Philadelphia, PA. 1993-1995. Attended UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, Philadelphia, PA 1995-1997
Biographical Info:

Having previously run a campaign for the Arizona State House of Representatives, I am very involved in the state’s political process and have a passion for policy and legislation at the state level. I am a personable, communicative, and empathetic leader, who was elected Democratic Precinct Committeeman for my precinct and State Committeeman. In addition to being a known community activist (with Strength in Unity, the Asian American and Pacific Islander Caucus for the Arizona Democratic Party, Save Our Schools Arizona, the American Civil Liberties Union, and more), I have a background in sales in the medical industry, where I handled multi-million dollar accounts and liaised with pharmaceutical clients. Similar to crafting policy, these roles required persuasion, organization, coordination, and knowledge of complex subject matters. I also have a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Science from Drexel University where I was a Research Specialist in Cell Physiology, Molecular Biology, and Biochemistry. This research is the foundation of the technology we have today and developed my problem solving expertise.

I’m ready to advocate for Arizona and LD 22. Above all, I see myself as someone with community and humanitarian interests who can listen to the needs of constituents and help translate those priorities into policy.

Statement:

I love Arizona. As a long-time resident of the state [17 years], I feel it’s important to do more for our communities in LD 22. I’m not a politician. I’m a committed community activist who has been involved in changing Arizona for the better the past few years. I value people above profits and corporations. I believe we can do more to support working families in this district, improve education, and put the power back in people’s hands.

Endorsements:

Planned Parenthood
Arizona List

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. S
2. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law. S
3. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother. O
4. Allowing biological males that identify as transgender to play on female sports’ teams. S
5. Providing state funding to abortion entities that perform or refer for abortion. S
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. O
7. Legalizing physician-assisted suicide. S* I support this as a humane end of life implementation from a physician with input from the individual and their chosen support from family members.
8. Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues. O* I do not support "gay conversion therapy" programs. I do support professional therapy or counseling being made available for children trying to understand their identity.
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. O
10. Keeping the flat income tax rate in Arizona’s state tax code. O* I advocate for a progressive income tax.
11. Requiring any government entity, including schools, to inform parents about their child’s physical, emotional, or mental health. S* I would advocate for school wellness centers which would provide for physical, emotional, and mental health.
12. Establishing electric retail competition to eliminate the current monopoly system for electric utilities. S