New lawmaker profile: Rep. Terri Proud

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NOTE: This is one of a series of biographical sketches Cronkite News Service is producing about new members of the Arizona State Legislature. Each follows this format and includes a mugshot and video. Note: Representative Proud declined to be interviewed on camera.

_ Name: Terri Proud

_ Chamber: House of Representatives

_ Party: Republican

_ Profession: Paralegal

_ Hometown: Tucson

_ Legislative District: No. 24, which borders Mexico and California south of Lake Havasu City.

_ Committee Assignments: Education, Technology and Infrastructure, Military Affairs and Public Safety.

_ Previous or Current Elected Offices: None.

_ Highlights of Community Involvement: State Coordinator for the Second Amendment March, a project of the NRA, and the Pima County Republican Liberty Caucus.

_ Why She Ran: Representative Proud felt the government was not representing the opinions of women either in the Legislature or the courts. She hopes to empower women in politics.

_ Her Focus: Representative Proud feels strongly about working to end domestic violence and promoting women’s rights.

_ A Bill: HB 2588 would give more secrecy and protection to people after they’ve legally changed their name.


Reporting by Sarah Whitmire, Cronkite News Service