Meet Lynsey Robinson
Lynsey Robinson was the 2018 Democratic front runner nominee. Her performance in the General election exceeded expectations and surpassed previous party results in her district. Ms. Robinson, who is now the Second Vice-Chair of the Maricopa County Democratic Party, has decided to run for State Senate for Legislative District 12. She supports and promotes Fairness, Justice and The Common Good. Lynsey is passionate about helping and speaking for working Arizonans.
Lynsey was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She believes that immigrants are part of the fabric of America. Specifically, Haiti has a long history with the U.S., dating back to the Revolutionary war where Haiti fought alongside America to help it gain independence from Great Britain. Lynsey came to America at the age of eight and grew up in New York. As a former DREAMer she believes that education is essential for our children to fulfill their full potential and for America to remain competitive in the world.
Lynsey has strong family values and believes that we need to put Arizona families first. She is married to DeVaughn and they have three beautiful children; Michael, Andrew, and Lauren. She and her family attend Central Christian Church in Gilbert, Arizona.
Lynsey has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Philosophy from University of Albany, a Master’s degree in Secondary Education from the University of Phoenix, and a Juris Doctorate from Arizona Summit Law School, formerly known as Phoenix School of Law.
While in law school, Lynsey participated in one of the largest immigration fairs in Phoenix, Arizona to help DREAMers complete and file deferred action petitions. She completed an externship with Catholic Charities to assist immigrants in her community and later volunteered in order to further serve her community. After law school, Lynsey worked for Southern Arizona Legal Aid (SALA) where she helped under served members of the community with various legal matters. Many of the individuals she represented experienced heartbreaking situations that convinced her there was more she could do to help the community at large.
Now, Lynsey seeks her first term as state senator because she believes we need better servant leadership. She believes servant leaders put people ahead of politics. Lynsey recognizes that civility is not weakness. She knows that caring for the elderly, our youth and the vulnerable in our society makes us humane and makes our society stronger as a whole.
As a former teacher, Lynsey believes that public schools are underfunded and teachers are underpaid. As a result, teachers are leaving the field of education to pursue other career options. She believes charter schools have a place in our communities, but transparency and accountability are essential to protect our children and the community. Lynsey believes that if Arizona families are to succeed, our public schools must receive appropriate funding to deal with the demands of our growing demographics.
Lynsey is committed to serving the people in her district. Lynsey believes that in order to effectuate change, we as a people must elect those who act with honesty, integrity, and accountability. We must elect leaders that recognize, appreciate, and adequately address all the issues that have both a direct and indirect impact on the things that matter most in our community: education, gun reform, affordable and accessible healthcare (CHIP), veterans rights, women’s rights, environmental protection and immigration reform.
As the wife of an entrepreneur, Lynsey supports the growth of small and local businesses. She understands that a strong, robust business community supports families and keeps our district thriving. Lynsey is fully aware that although Queen Creek/Gilbert is a well-established district, there are individuals who are hurting and suffering in our community.
As a former attorney of SALA, Lynsey had the privilege of working with some of those vulnerable members of the community in her hometown of Queen Creek. Lynsey helped them get the representation they needed. Lynsey wants her community to continue thriving, but she does not want the vulnerable overlooked; she wants to make sure that everyone’s voice is heard. Lynsey believes that every person has a right to provide the best for their family and that includes providing fair representation for everyone in the community. Please help her provide more for our Arizona families by electing her to the Arizona State Senate for Legislative District 12.