Andres Barraza

Key Facts

Party Nonpartisan
Status Incumbent

Background

Barraza attended Marcos De Niza High School in Tempe, AZ. He previously worked as a wildland firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service in Cave Creek where he taught at elementary schools. He also started a coffee import business with his son. In his free time he coaches a baseball team as well as tutors students in various subjects [3]. He ran unsuccessfully for the School Board in 2016 but made a successful bid in the 2018 election [1,2].

Key Issues

Investment

Barraza wants to invest in teachers and classrooms and strengthen teacher retention rates while recruiting top educators to the district [4,5].

Graduation and Programs

Barraza wants to reduce chronic absences and increase graduation rates through new student programs and services [5].

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Barraza wants to make TUHSD 213 the model for public education by producing the most students in Arizona who graduate with college credit and civic involvement [5].

Endorsements

No endorsements can be found.

Sources

1 Tempe Union
2 Ballotpedia
3 BoardDocs
4 Wrangler News
5 Campaign Website