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KEITH BAGWELL

Special Staff Assistant

+1 (520) 724-8723

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, is the Sierra Club Rincon Group Conservation Chair, and is on the Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter Executive Committee. 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

Special Staff Assistant

+1 (520) 724-6603

elvira.suarezdin@pima.gov

Elvira Suarez Din joins the District 5 team as Special Staff Assistant. 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.

 

Elvira's passion for civic engagement and accessibility has led her to register hundreds of voters in Southern Arizona, lobbying elected officials, and serve as a board member on the Las Adelitas Arizona PAC that aims to get Latina women engaged in politics. 

Prior to joining District 5, Elvira was a community organizer 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.

In her free time, Elvira enjoys spending time with friends and family, riding her bicycle, and listening to music.