Today, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors appointed Christian Solorio to fill the Arizona House vacancy in Legislative District 30.
District 30 covers west central Phoenix, from downtown all the way north to Dunlap Avenue and west to 67th Avenue. Solorio grew up in West Phoenix, graduating from Alhambra Elementary School District and the Phoenix High School District.
“It was my pleasure to nominate Christian Solorio," said Supervisor Steve Gallardo, District 5. "Christian is a dedicated servant leader who has advocated for affordable housing, better schools and has worked directly with several charities that serve our most vulnerable populations. I know Solorio will be a tremendous public servant for the constituents in LD-30."
As a practicing architect, Solorio has worked with Central Arizona Shelter Services, Catholic Charities, The Foundation for Senior Living and Trellis Community Development to implement more than $200 million dollars in new affordable housing investments in the state of Arizona.
Board members selected Solorio from a list of three candidates submitted by a citizen’s panel they appointed, in accordance with Arizona law. The candidates had to live in District 30 and be a member of the same party as the person who vacated the office. In this case, a Democrat.
Solorio will serve the remaining term through 2022. The next election for seats in the Arizona House will be the 2022 primary.