The Legislative District 13 Democrats are a diverse, grassroots committee of the Arizona Democratic Party, committed to making a difference in Chandler, Gilbert, and Sun Lakes. As a Legislative District Committee, our role is vital in shaping local politics, advocating for progressive policies, and ensuring every voice in our community is heard. We believe that local involvement is the cornerstone of a thriving democracy, and we invite you to join us in our mission.

The Independent Redistricting Commission formed the new Legislative District 13, which includes much of the same area as the previous Legislative District 17. We remain one of the most competitive districts in Arizona. You can find out more about the district by reading about our demographics.

Our Leadership

  • Chair
    Cody Newcomb
  • 1st Vice Chair
    Deborah Matayabas
  • 2nd Vice Chair
    Trevor Malzewski
  • Secretary
    Zeyna Pruzhanovsky
  • Treasurer
    Eric Butler

Committees

In addition to our executive board, LD13 has several standing committees to serve the needs of our community. If you are interested in serving on any of these committees, please contact us.

Voter Registration and OutreachIncrease the number of active Democratic voters through voter registration and voter education.
PC Recruitment and EngagementIncrease the number of PCs in each precinct and provide training and tools necessary for them to engage their neighbors.
Community OutreachIncrease our visibility by engaging with organizations and groups within our district that share our values, including underrepresented communities, young voters, and other communities of interest.
Social Media and CommunicationsCreate and distribute relevant content to members via social media, email, the web, and any other effective media that the committee identifies.
Data Management and Field OperationsUse voter data to create and implement an outreach strategy to engage Democrats and progressive voters via canvasses, phone banks, and other methods that the committee identifies.
FundraisingCreate fun, engaging, and effective strategies to generate the revenue needed by our organization and committees.

Our Grass Roots Activists

Precinct Committeepersons (PCs) are the most grassroots-level building block of our district. They are the driving force behind registering voters, getting out the word on candidates, and helping Democrats understand the party’s structure, process, and platform. They are the people who go out, walk neighborhoods, and connect with and activate progressive Arizonans, talking to Independent, unaffiliated, and Democratic voters alike. Elections are won or lost in precincts and PCs are vital to ensure strong Democratic support for Democratic candidates and issues.

PCs are elected during the primary election and serve a two-year term. PCs can also be appointed by their LD chair. Any registered Democrat is eligible to be a PC in the precinct where they live. PCs help make our committees successful and are eligible to be elected or appointed to the state committee, the governing body of the Arizona Democratic Party.