As the chief lobbyist for AZCOPS, John A. Loredo will be keeping a watchful eye on issues of interest to Arizona law enforcement officers and their families. Not only will he fight attempts to take away officers’ rights, he will also work to ensure that elected officials understand the needs of working officers and help pass legislation that benefit our membership.
John A. Loredo is a fourth generation Phoenician. He is married to Jennifer Loredo, who is the lobbyist for the Arizona Education Association and has an 8 year old daughter, Milan Loredo. They are residents of South Phoenix.
John’s Work Experience
John A. Loredo & Associates
Specializes in public policy consulting at the state and national level. John has represented the Arizona Advocacy Network in their effort to defend the Arizona Clean Elections System. Through John’s efforts, three bills that would have ended Clean Elections were successfully killed during the 2010 legislative session. On the National front, John represents the Public Campaign Action Fund (PCAF). PCAF drafted the Fair Elections Now Act (FENA), a national publically financed campaign system for federal elections. John work on Capitol Hill to successfully secured congressional sponsors for FENA. John represented the National Unity Table (national organized labor round table) during the 2012 Arizona legislative session, providing strategies to defend organized labor.
2008 to 2011
Independent Public Policy Consultant
John provided legislative policy consulting to Roosevelt School District. The work focused on tracking and analyzing education related legislation that affected the district. John worked with the Superintendant to ensure that the district was ready for any policy changes or budget reductions that impacted the district.
2005 to 2008:
Tequida & Gutierrez, Vice President
John joined Alfredo Gutierrez at the Public Relations firm of Tequida & Gutierrez in 2006. The firm specializes in public education issues and advocacy. Current and past clients include Roosevelt School District, The Center for the Future of Arizona, Protecting Phoenix School Districts and the United Food and Commercial Workers Union.
2004 to 2005
John A. Loredo Consulting
John consulted for a variety of different clients including, Arizona State University, Value Options, Chicanos Por La Causa and Silicon Valley Advisors.
1997 to 2004
State Representative, District 13
State Representative Loredo was first elected in 1996 and re-elected in 1998, 2000 and 2002 to the Arizona State House of Representatives. He served in House Leadership, as the Democratic Whip for the 44th Legislative Session. In 2003, Rep. Loredo became the first Latino and youngest person ever to serve as Democratic Leader of the Arizona House of Representatives, for the 46th Legislative Session. In 2004, he organized a coalition of Democratic and Republican members of the House of Representatives and passed the first truly “bi-partisan” budget in over a decade.
BOARDS OF DIRECTORS
Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Children’s Action Alliance
Healthy Arizona 2010, Advisory Board, Arizona Department of Health Services
Community Information and Referral, Board of Directors
Friendly House, Board of Directors
National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators, Executive Board of Directors
Arizonans for Cultural Development, Board of Directors
COMMUNITY AND PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Faculty Member at Center for Progressive Leadership
City of Phoenix Community Development Block Grant Committee 1996, 2006-07
Member, Progressive Majority Arizona
State Legislative Leaders Foundation
Fleming Fellow, Center for Policy Alternatives
Southwest Leadership Policy Forum, Center for Policy Alternatives
National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials
President Emeritus, Arizona Young Democrats
Representative of the Year, Arizona School Board Association (2004)
Outstanding Legislative Service, AZ County Supervisors Assoc. (2004)
Good Guy Award, Arizona Women’s Political Caucus (2004)
Environmental Hall of Fame, Sierra Club (2004)
Honor Roll Achievement for conservation legislation and outstanding commitment to environmental protection during legislative career, Arizona league of Conservation Voters (2004)
Community Service Award, League of United Latin American Citizens (2003)
Leadership Award, League of Arizona Cities and Towns (2003)
Legislative Leadership Award, Mental Health Association of Arizona (2003)
Senior Executive in Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2002)
Fannie Mae Fellow, Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard University (2002)
Legislator of the Year, Mental Illness Awareness Coalition (2002)
Phoenix College Hall of Fame, Alumni Association (2002)
Legislators Award, Arizona Association of Conservation Districts (2002)
Policy Maker of the Year, Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness (2002)
Phoenix College Take Back the Night Coalition, award for on going commitment to end violence (2002)
Leadership Award, Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence, (2000)
Distinguished Legislator of the Year, American Legion programs for Children & Youth, Americanism and Veterans Health and Rehabilitation (1999)
Sydney P. Osborne Legislator of the Year Award, in recognition of excellence and outstanding contribution as a Young Democrat Elected Official (1999)
Legislator of the Year, Arizona Farm Worker Coalition (1997)