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Meet the Team: Meet the Team
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KEITH BAGWELL

Chief of Staff 

Office: (520) 724-8126

keith.bagwell@pima.gov

Keith Bagwell joined District 5 in early 2002 after a 23-year career as an Arizona newspaper journalist and two years working on election campaigns, writing on a free-lance basis, and working with labor unions.

He is co-chair of the National Writers Union Tucson Chapter, is on the Arizona AFL-CIO General Board, and has held leadership and advisory roles with state and local environmental organizations over the last two decades. He is a precinct committeeman for the Pima County Democratic Party.

As a newspaperman, his assignments included 12 years as The Arizona Daily Star’s environmental reporter, five years covering the Arizona Legislature and state government in Phoenix for the Scottsdale Progress and United Press International, and stints covering city halls, courts, county governments, and on general assignment.

Keith has degrees from the University of Arizona and in his spare time reads, plays bridge and is a baseball nut. He is married to Carolyn Trowbridge and has a step daughter and three granddaughters.

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ELVIRA SUAREZ DIN

Director of Community Engagement

Office: (520) 724-8126

elvira.suarezdin@pima.gov

Elvira is originally from El Centro California and is the first generation in her family to be born in the United States and to graduate from university.


Growing up in an underserved border community made it clear to Elvira that issues affecting her community and working-class people often stemmed from representation that was disconnected from the people they served and inspired her to demystify public service and advocacy.


Prior to joining District 5, Elvira was a community organizer with Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA), field director for Mayor Regina Romero, and campaign manager for Congressman Raúl Grijalva and Supervisor Adelita Grijalva.

 

Elvira holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Public Policy from the University of California San Diego and is currently enrolled in the Masters of Public Administration program at the University of Arizona.


In her free time, Elvira enjoys spending time with her family, friends, dog Kiki, listening to music, reading, and riding her bike.

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NICHOLAS MCCULLOUGH

Special Staff Assistant

Office: (520) 724-8126

nicholas.mccullough@pima.gov

Nicholas was raised in Tucson and has lived in District 5 his whole life. He attended The Gregory School for high school, during which time he first met  Supervisor Adelita Grijalva as  a volunteer Teen Attorney for Pima County Teen Court. He then worked as an AmeriCorps member for the program from 2016 to 2019. His years of learning from Supervisor Grijalva taught him the importance of civic duty and the sense of fulfillment achieved from being committed to one’s community.

Nicholas holds degrees from The University of Arizona, where he pursued both a Bachelor's degree and an Accelerated Master’s Degree in Art History.


Nicholas uses his leisure time to explore art and design through books, film, and social media,  watch favorite movies,  talk with friends, and catch up on current events.

 

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NAOMI DE LA ROSA

Intern

Office: (520) 724-8126

Naomi.DeLaRosa@pima.gov

Naomi De La Rosa Arellano was born and raised in Tucson Arizona. She grew up in South Tucson where she attended Pueblo High School graduating top 25 of her class. In 2018 she began her educational career at the University of Arizona where she pursued and fulfilled her dreams of becoming a Bilingual Elementary Educator. Naomi is a first generation latina who aspires to become a mental health counselor in hopes to give back to the community that helped raise her to become the woman she is today. 


Through this all Naomi spends her downtime serving in her community. Whether it is through volunteering/teaching at her former schools, mentoring high school students at the Upward Bound TRiO program, volunteering at The Lapan Sunshine Foundation, participating in educational panels, Naomi always finds a way to be involved in her community. In hopes to help out her community and advocate for her people, Naomi plans to serve as a member of board of staff for District 5. 

Not to mention, Naomi loves poetry, listening to music, watching horror movies and going on spontaneous adventures with her loved ones
 

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