Jamescita Peshlakai
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Jamescita Peshlakai

Democrat

State Senator, District 7

Arizona
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Jamescita Peshlakai

State Senator, District 7
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Jamescita Peshlakai is a former Democratic member of the Arizona State Senate, serving from 2017 to 2021. She previously served in the Arizona House of Representatives from 2013 until 2015, and served as co-Minority Whip for the 2018 sitting of the state senate. Peshlakai is a member of the Navajo Nation. She served in the Persian Gulf War.

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Experience

Education

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Northern Arizona University
MA Educational Psychology
2002 - 2004
Northern Arizona University
BS History
1992 - 1997

Past Positions

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Senator
Arizona State Senate
2017 - 2021
Representative
Arizona State House of Representatives
2013 - 2015
Chief Executive Officer
Navajo Beauty Way
2015 - Current
Liaison
Veterans, Youth, And Elders, Office of the President and Vice-President, The Navajo Nation
2015 - Current
Policy Director
Arizona Foundation For Women
2015 - Current
Lead Coordinator
Developing Innovations in Navajo Education, Incorporated (DINE Incorporated)
2008 - 2013
Workforce Investment Act Program Director
Native Americans for Community Action
2004 - 2007
Admissions Counselor
The University of Arizona
2001 - 2002
Program Coordinator
Northern Arizona University Educational Opportunity Center
1997 - 2000
Served
United States Army, Persian Gulf War
1989 - 1997
Veterans Financial Aide Clerk
Northern Arizona University
1992 - 1993
Intern
Youth Conservation Corps

Other Experience

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Member
American Legion, Flagstaff
Co-Founder
Peshlakai Cultural Foundation
Founder
Western Navajo Agency Food Policy Council
Member
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Page, Arizona
Former Member
Higher Education and Workforce Development Committee, Arizona State Senate
Former Member
Transportation and Public Safety Committee, Arizona State Senate
Former Member
Natural Resources and Energy Committee, Arizona State Senate
Former Member
Natural Resources, Energy and Water Committee, Arizona State Senate
Former Member
Transportation and Technology Committtee, Arizona State Senate