Juan Mendez

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Juan Mendez is a Berniecrat, a term used for those democrats (generally) running for office who have expressed support of former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.[1]

Recall Joe

In 2013 Phoenix Democrats supported the effort to recall Sheriff Joe Arpaio, which was spearheaded by Respect Arizona, and assisted by Citizens for a Better Arizona, headed by Randy Parraz.

The Democrats of s of Legislative District 26 donated the proceeds from a scheduled chili cookoff on Saturday, April 20, 2013 to the recall effort, which has 41 days remaining before its deadline of May 30, when the campaign must turn in all of the signatures it has gathered.

The LD26 webpage reports that the "Guest of Honor" would be Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema. Other local pols on hand include Mesa City Councilman Dennis Kavanagh, state House members Andrew Sherwood and Juan Mendez, and state Senator Ed Ableser.[2]

Endorsed by Our Revolution

Juan Mendez was endorsed by Our Revolution, an organization run by former campaign workers and supporters of former socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.[3]

Fight for $15

Rep. Isela Blanc April 18, 2016;


With Edmund Higgins, Isela Blanc, Athena Salman, Juan Mendez and Patrick Morales at Margaret T. Hance Park.

Kirkpatrick for Arizona

Michelle Robertson, May 21, 2016.


With Cesar Aguilar, Ryan D. Winkle, Athena Salman, Timothy Castro, Juan Mendez, Bill Mundell, Isela Blanc, Joe Downs, Patrick Morales, Adrian P. Fontes, Paul J. Penzone and Tomas E. Robles, Jr..

Arizona activist against the TPP

Progressive Democrats of America Northern Arizona March 12, 2015.


Arizona activist against the TPP – In this picture, members of the Arizona AFL-CIO, Communication Workers of America Phoenix Local, Puente Human Rights Movement, Progressive Democrats of America, LUCHA, and Guadalupe Mayor Rebecca Jimenez and State Rep. Juan Mendez.