Meet Andrés Cano
Andrés Cano is the Democratic Leader in the Arizona House of Representatives. He is a consensus-builder, a pragmatist, and a lifelong public servant.
Raised by a single mom, Andrés, 30, saw a path for advancement in Arizona’s public schools. He is a first-generation college graduate and a native Tucsonan.
Prior to elected office, Andrés served as a senior aide to Pima County Supervisor Richard Elías from 2012 to 2018. In this role, Andrés prioritized juvenile justice reform, public health, and neighborhood relations.
His extensive community engagement has been recognized by the Center for the Future of Arizona (2016, Emerging Leader,) the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (2017, 40 Under 40,) and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (2020, Young Alumnus Award.)
Andrés is a Gates Millennium Scholar, a founding member of the Human Rights Campaign’s HIV360 Fellowship, and a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Senior Executives in State & Local Government program.
In the Arizona legislature, Andrés sits on the House Committee on Ways & Means, and serves as the Ranking Democrat on the House Committee on Natural Resources, Energy, & Water.
In his non-legislative role, Andrés is the Director of the LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund, a philanthropic initiative of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona.