"The voice of a recent student is vital to Sunnyside's growth. I support Matthew because I believe that he will prove to be a proactive and strong asset on the Sunnyside School Board."
TUSD Governing Board Member and Democratic Nominee for the Pima County Board of Supervisors
“Tucsonans have an amazing opportunity to make history by not only electing the youngest school board member in Tucson, but also a recent Sunnyside student. I support Matthew because he has proved that his heart is in this, he’s ready to advocate, and he’s determined to lead. The perspective of a former student is exactly what our schools need. It only makes sense.”
-Dr. Matt Heinz
Physician, Former Arizona State Representative, and Democratic Nominee for the Pima County Board of Supervisors
“As our new Tucson city council person, I feel very invested in our Sunnyside schools, and ensuring that we have the right representation that understands what it’s like to be a student today.
From the moment that I met Matt, I knew he had a passion, a passion for ensuring that young people had a voice. We need more young people paving the way and addressing the issues that impact them. As a product of our Sunnyside schools myself, that‘s what I look forward to in supporting Matt and what he will bring to the table.”
-Lane Santa Cruz
Tucson City Council
“I know Matthew will work incredibly hard to provide the highest quality of education that our Sunnyside students deserve. I was first elected to the Sunnyside Governing Board at the age of 21, so I understand how critical it is to have the voice of a young person amplified at the decision-making table.”
-Daniel Hernandez Jr.
Arizona State Representative for LD2 and former Sunnyside Governing Board Member
“I support Matthew because of his determination to push for an increase in dual-enrollment between Sunnyside schools and Pima Community College. The engagement of high school students in dual-enrollment courses is a critical part of their personal and academic development during high school and post-secondary education. I really look forward to seeing what he brings to the Sunnyside School Board and for our students.”
Pima Community College Board of Governors
“Matthew knows that public schools are the foundation for a successful Arizona— that’s why I’m proud to support his candidacy for Sunnyside, the district where I was born and raised. It’s time we elect bold leaders who will put students and teachers first: Matthew is that leader.”
Arizona State Representative for LD 3
“Over the past few years, I am grateful for the work that Matthew has done for students in Sunnyside. He is a proven leader and creative problem solver who understands what changes are necessary to strengthen our public schools. He is constantly advocating for high quality education and I trust that he will maximize our opportunity to align employers to technical education and high school graduates.”
LGBTQ+ Community Organizer
The Pima Area Labor Federation, or PALF, is one of nearly 500 state and local labor councils of the AFL-CIO and are the heart of the labor movement. PALF is a democratically elected body dedicated to represent the interests of working people In Arizona and in Pima County. We mobilize our member unions and community partners to advocate for social and economic justice and we strive daily to vanquish oppression and make our communities better for all people—regardless of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin.
The Pima County Young Democrats is an official chapter of the Young Democrats of Arizona. PCYD provides a gathering space for young individuals in Pima County who share an interest in building a vibrant Democratic Party and electing strong Democrats to local, statewide, and federal office.
LGBTQ Victory Fund works to change the face and voice of America’s politics and achieve equality for LGBTQ Americans by increasing the number of openly LGBTQ elected officials at all levels of government.
Run for Something is a national organization that endorses first and second time, young, progressive candidates under 40.
HONOR PAC is a mission driven non-partisan organization that endorses candidates who have demonstrated support for policies and issues that positively impact Latinx LGBTQ communities and other underserved populations. HONOR PAC seeks a more fair and equitable society for all.
An organization which brings attention to progressive candidates running for office across the country.