Located in Maricopa County, Arizona, Legislative District 18
includes west Chandler, south Tempe, southwest Mesa, and Ahwatukee in Phoenix. Legislative District 18 is in Congressional District 9.
We fight for quality public schools, well-paying jobs, a strong economy, responsible government, marriage equality, and much more.
As one of the strongest and most active legislative district parties in the state of Arizona, we work to elect Democrats up and down the ballot. We have meetings, coffee events, and activities planned each month, and would love for you to join us!
Please join us at our next meeting. We meet on the second Monday every month at 7pm. Our meeting location can change from month to month, so please check our calendar page before coming to a meeting.
LD 18 Mission
- To elect Democratic Party candidates to positions in local, state and national government.
- To support elected officials that share the Democratic Party’s goals and vision for a better Arizona.
- To keep the voters of our district informed about topics that affect our community.
- To encourage participation in government by promoting voter registration and permanent vote by mail enrollment.
LD 18 Vision
Our vision is one of an Arizona with all levels of government working together to improve the quality of life of all Arizonans. This includes improving public education, fostering the growth of well-paying jobs, and providing essential services while maintaining fiscal responsibility and fairness.
Janie Hydrick, Chair of LD18 Democrats
Janie Hydrick, former candidate for Arizona state Senate in LD18, was elected Chair of LD18 Democrats at our monthly meeting in January, 2016.
Janie grew up in Arizona attending public elementary and high schools in Arizona. She holds multiple degrees, including a doctorate, from the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
A lifelong educator, Janie has taught all levels from kindergarten through graduate school and has also done extensive training of teachers in professional development.
Janie has won numerous community and professional awards, including 1985 Tempe Woman of the Year, the 1989 Excellence in Language Arts Teaching Award from the Arizona English Teachers Association, and the 2011 Human and Civil Rights Award from the Arizona Education Association