Ian Danley

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Ian Danley

Ian Danley holds a bachelor’s degree in policy, planning and development from the University of Southern California and received a master’s in Public Policy (Summa Cum Laude) from Arizona State University. Prior to his current position as executive director of One Arizona, he was policy director at CASE (Central Arizonans for a Sustainable Economy) and program director at Neighborhood Ministries, where he worked to mobilize Arizona’s community of color.[1]


  • Arizona State University, Master Public Policy. Summa Cum Laude, 2008 – 2010.
  • University of Southern California. Bachelor of Science, Planning & Development, 1999 – 2003.

Garcia for Governor

It wasn’t until the early 1990s that the Latino population of Arizona began to take off.

Ironically, it was a steep reduction in illegal migration into California and Texas that spurred the move into Arizona. “You had Operation Gatekeeper and Operation Hold the Line, which were fortifications of urban cross-points in El Paso and San Diego, respectively, which is where everybody crossed without permission,” recalls Ian Danley, a longtime Arizona political operative currently managing the gubernatorial campaign of David Garcia, the Mexican-American Democrat running to replace Ducey. “They believed that if you sealed off the urban crossing points, the natural terrain of Arizona would be its own natural barrier,” Danley says. “And it wasn’t. The economy was too strong.”[2]

Program Director

Program Director Neighborhood Ministries, Aug 2006 – Apr 2015.

Campaign Manager

David Garcia for AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction. Feb 2014 – Nov 2014.

Lucha Arizona people

Lucha Arizona November 10, 2015;


Today, we made history!

Thank you to all the community, organizations, and elected officials, volunteers but above all, thank you to the brave and courageous workers who are standing up for all workers in the country for the #fightfor15 — with Pita J. Samayoa, , Anabel Maldonado, Yosselin Benavides, Xochitl Rayas, Viridiana Hernandez, Natacha Chavez, Anel Luisa Mercado, Patrick Morales, Andrea Adum, Raquel Teran, Ian Danley, Araceli Becerra, Ken Chapman, Esmeralda Garcia, Richard Andrade, Tomas E. Robles, Jr., Cristina Gallardo-Sanidad, Aldo Gonzalez, Chris Fleischman, Antonio Valdovinos and Michael Angulo at LUCHA - Living United for Change in Arizona.

Mobilization to End Poverty

The Mobilization to End Poverty Conference was held in Washington, D.C. from April 26 - 29, 2009, and was hosted by Sojourners and sponsored by World Vision.

The following were workshop leaders at the conference:[3]

Immigration, Migration and Poverty:

White House "champion of change"

Ian Danley was a White House "champion of change".


Eddy Morales October 11, 2017 ·


Going home for three hours. What a great trip to Phoenix! Got to spend time with some of the best organizers, friends, and family. Excited about the possibilities! This is David Garcia and he is running for Governor of Arizona! — traveling to PDX with Lew Granofsky, Brendan Walsh, Caitlin Elly Breedlove, Tomas E. Robles, Jr., Marisa Franco, Marco Garcia, Judy Davila, John Loredo, Ian Danley, Roy Herrera and Sarah Michelsen from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.