I am Jennifer Pawlik, your Arizona State Representative in Legislative District 17, serving the people of Chandler, Sun Lakes and Gilbert. I serve on the House Judiciary, Education and Joint Legislative Audit committees. Elected in 2018, I am an active member of the Democratic caucus, the Latino caucus, the joint legislative dyslexia study group and the Community and Legislative Partners in Aging forum. My priorities include education, healthcare, and criminal justice reform. I enjoy being the voice for my constituents and I would love to meet with you and hear your concerns, whether you are down at the Capitol or out in the neighborhood.
I am a native Arizonan and attended Arizona schools from kindergarten through college. I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University, and then earned a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I have taught for twenty years, nine of which were in the Chandler Unified School District. I teach undergraduate students in the College of Education at Northern Arizona University, Chandler-Gilbert Community College campus.
When I am not engaged in legislative, education, and community activities, I enjoy spending time with my husband of twenty-three years, Jason Pawlik, and my college-aged twin daughters. We have loved living, working, and playing in Chandler for eleven years, and we look forward to many more!