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Meet Rep. Ortiz

I'm Rep. Analise Ortiz. I'm honored to go to to work for you every day as your state representative. 

I’m a born-and-raised Arizonan and a Maryvale resident. I grew up in a family of six kids. My parents, who are both educators, taught us the importance of taking care of our community. I graduated summa cum laude from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at ASU and went on to become an investigative reporter. After uncovering government corruption and exposing harmful legislation, I realized I wanted to create policy–not just report about it. I began working at the ACLU and the ACLU of Arizona where I championed criminal justice reform and federal immigration reform. I ran for the Arizona House of Representatives in 2022 because I was tired of elected leaders forgetting they work for us–the people. I currently serve as the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee and sit on the House Commerce Committee. I was appointed by Gov. Katie Hobbs to serve on the Independent Prison Oversight Commission. 

During my first term, I worked with my colleagues and Gov. Hobbs to invest $150 million into the Housing Trust Fund and $60 million into a brand new Homeless Shelters and Services Fund. 

In 2023, I sponsored the following bills: 

  • SB 1161 Striker: Expedites the Development of Low-Income Housing Along Lightrail 
  • HB 2086: Repeals the Statewide Ban on Rent Control 
  • HB 2359: Implements Statewide Cap on Rent Increases
  • HB 2083: Bans Landlords from Charging Mandatory Non-Essential Fees
  • HB 2085: Bans Landlords from Denying Housing Vouchers 
  • HB 2718: Appropriates Money to Homeless Shelters and Services 

 You can see every bill I've sponsored or co-sponsored here. 


​As your State Representative, I work for you. I’d like to know: what questions do you have about the legislative process? Are there any issues you care about most that you’d like me to fight for? 

Please let me know by calling 602-842-2407 or emailing me at

You have my commitment that I will always explain my votes, listen to your concerns, and advocate for the best interests of Maryvale and Glendale.


Rep. Ortiz in the Media 

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I will work to fully invest in K-12 public education, increase teacher and support staff pay, reduce classroom size, reduce the student-to-counselor ratio, and restore funding to Maricopa and Pima community colleges.

Invest in education

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Make housing affordable

I will advocate to strengthen tenants’ rights, limit how much landlords and investors can raise rent, invest in rental assistance and first-time homebuyer programs, and work with city leaders to push forward creative land-use solutions to provide more single-family and multi-family housing options.


Childcare and healthcare

I will advocate for more childcare subsidies for low-income families, to raise the eligibility income requirement for state assistance with childcare and healthcare, to provide more funding to grandparents raising their grandchildren, and to expand dental benefits through AHCCCS.


Protect civil rights

I will work to defeat voter suppression laws, defend LGBTQ+ Arizonans, protect access to reproductive healthcare, address racial inequality, advocate for the rights of immigrants, and work to hold law enforcement accountable for racial profiling or violence against people of color.

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I will support small business owners, protect workers’ rights to organize in the workplace, advocate for paid leave for all, support workforce development programs, and create more clean energy and water conservation jobs.

Jobs and the economy

Rep. Ortiz's Priorities 

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