Billy Peard grew up on the edge of the middle class in Southern Arizona, and went to Arizona public schools (back when we ranked 36th in the country rather than 46th). For many years, Billy worked as a lawyer in the East Coast where he represented DREAMers, asylum-seekers, and farmworkers. Following the 2016 elections, Billy decided to move back home to Arizona to contribute to efforts to keep the current President accountable along the Southwest border.
Today, Billy is running for the Arizona House of Representatives because state leaders have pushed our state into last or near-last place on almost every indicator of social wellbeing. Billy is running because it’s no longer enough to elect Democrats who vote against bad policies. It’s time to craft new policies that will move Arizona forward.