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A native Tucsonan, Andrés Cano, 25, graduated from City High School in 2009. He began his career in public service in high school, when he was appointed to chair the Arizona Governor’s Youth Commission by Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano. Andrés serves as Special Staff Assistant to Pima County Supervisor Richard Elías. He oversees District 5’s neighborhood outreach, media relations, and community partnerships.

Andrés is the first in his family to graduate from college. He graduated cum laude from Arizona State University in 2014 with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism. In 2016, Andrés was named Equality Arizona’s ‘Emerging Leader’, he was the youngest and first Latino award recipient of the Center for the Future of Arizona.

Andrés is involved in several grassroots initiatives to advance the quality of life in Southern Arizona. He is Honorary Chair of the National Latino AIDS Awareness Day Planning Committee, Chair of the Legislative District 3 Democratic Committee, and is Vice Chair of the Planned Parenthood Arizona Board of Directors.