Jennifer Longdon is a fighter. In 2004, Jen was paralyzed in a random drive-by shooting, changing the trajectory of her life overnight. Before the shooting, Jen was a successful businesswoman and provider to her family. After the shooting she struggled to stay afloat, losing her health insurance while lying in a hospital bed in a coma and confronting poverty head on. But in the face of such adversity, Jen triumphed.
Upon her recovery, Jen began working to raise awareness and improve the lives of people with disabilities. She also devoted significant time to gun violence prevention, spearheading grassroots efforts and advancing policy change at the local, state and national level. Additionally, she invested in efforts to increase opportunities and access for other marginalized groups.
Since first elected as state representative for Arizona LD24 in November 2018, Jen has worked tirelessly to build a stronger, healthier community and improve the lives of all people in our community. Jen recognizes the intersectionality inherent in every issue, and works to advance equity for all and ensure that all have the opportunity to live healthy lives with dignity.
Jen is running for reelection (LD5) to continue her fight for an Arizona that is equitable and accessible, for public education that serves all our children, for reproductive justice and gender-affirming healthcare that includes access to abortion, for an economy that works for all Arizonans, and for communities safe from gun violence.