PHOENIX - This week Representative and candidate for Arizona Governor, Aaron Lieberman, visited the Navajo Nation to meet with leaders and stakeholders who have been the vanguard of the Diné people in Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico.
Lieberman met with council delegates, chapter leaders, school board representatives, and listened to their thoughts about what they wanted to see in the next Governor of Arizona. Among these leaders was former Navajo Nation President and current County Supervisor Dr. Joe Shirley.
"The next Governor of Arizona will have to strengthen the relationship between the State of Arizona and the 22 tribes that call Arizona home," said Lieberman, "I appreciated the opportunity to meet with such great leaders, including Dr. Joe Shirley, and I was excited to hear his wise words regarding the future of our state," he added.
Rep. Aaron Lieberman is a state representative for Legislative District 28, a social entrepreneur, and a candidate for Arizona Governor. After seeing first-hand the effectiveness and success of early childhood intervention programs, Aaron launched Jumpstart, a national nonprofit to ensure all children had the opportunity to enter kindergarten prepared to succeed. To date, more than 50,000 college students have served, working with more than 100,000 children and earning over $200 million in scholarships through AmeriCorps. Later, he founded Acelero Learning to close the achievement gap for Head Start children. Impacting over 40,000 kids every day, children enrolled in Acelero’s programs make gains at nearly three times the national average. Aaron was born and raised in Arizona. He and his wife live in Phoenix, where they’re raising their two sons. Aaron’s daughter is studying history at Yale, his alma mater.