Mom of the Year 2019
Raquel Teran is a mother, wife, and community advocate who born and raised in the border towns of Douglas, Arizona and Agua Prieta, Sonora Mexico. Raquel is a member of the Arizona House of Representatives proudly representing Legislative District 30 encompassing Central West Phoenix and Downton Glendale.
For the last fourteen years Raquel has been a vocal and active community advocate for civil, labor, immigrant, and women’s reproductive rights, Raquel mobilized Arizonans through civic engagement and community organizing. Those efforts were used to rally against the injustices faced at the hands of former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the defeat of SB1070 author, Russell Pearce, and protection of the Affordable Care Act Raquel has served on the board of Chicanos Por La Causa for eight years and is a current board member of Arizona Center for Empowerment. Raquel has received numerous recognitions among them are the Adelita Woman of the Year and Planned Parenthood Advocates of Arizona Civic Engagement Leader.