DEC Member Spotlight: Lea Marquez-Peterson

About Lea Marquez Peterson … Candidate for U.S. Congress

Lea Marquez Peterson is a lifelong conservative Republican and a passionate, active community leader with a proven record of delivering results in both the private and public sectors.

Since 2009, Lea has served as President & CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. She previously served as the Executive Director for Greater Tucson Leadership (GTL) from 2005 to 2009.

An entrepreneur and small business owner, Lea previously owned and operated a chain of gasoline stations & convenience stores in the Tucson region.

Lea was appointed by Governor Doug Ducey to co-chair the Arizona Zanjeros, a business leadership group formed to promote economic development in the state. Lea also served on Governor-elect Doug Ducey’s Transition Team in 2014.

She currently chairs the board of St Mary’s Hospital and was past chair of the boards of the Pima Association of Governments Economic Vitality Committee and the Tucson Business Alliance. She also serves on the boards of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Visit Tucson, Arizona Town Hall and the Pima County Workforce Investment Board, and on the national board for the Latino Coalition, an affiliate of the U.S Chamber of Commerce.

(For Informational Purposes, Not an Endorsement)