Lea Márquez Peterson

Lea Marquez Peterson is an American politician serving on the Arizona Corporation Commission since 2019. Peterson was appointed by Governor Doug Ducey to replace Andy Tobin following his appointment as Director of the Arizona Department of Administration. Peterson was also the 2018 Republican nominee for Arizona's 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House.

Lea Márquez Peterson
Member of the Arizona Corporation Commission
Assumed office
May 30, 2019
Preceded byAndy Tobin
Personal details
Born (1970-01-19) January 19, 1970 (age 50)
Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
EducationUniversity of Arizona (BS)
Pepperdine University (MBA)

Peterson received her undergraduate degrees in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from the University of Arizona, and her Masters in Business Administration from Pepperdine University. From 2009 to 2018, Peterson served as CEO of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.[1]

Peterson is the first Hispanic woman to hold statewide office in Arizona.[2]

Peterson and her husband live in Tucson, Arizona with their two children.

Electoral historyEdit

Arizona’s 2nd congressional district election, 2018
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Ann Kirkpatrick 161,000 55% +12%
Republican Lea Marquez Peterson 133,083 45% -12%
Turnout 294,152 100% +12%


  1. ^ "Governor Ducey Appoints Tucsonan Lea Marquez Peterson To The Arizona Corporation Commission". Office of the Arizona Governor. May 30, 2019.
  2. ^ "Andy Tobin quits Corporation Commission to lead Arizona Department of Administration". azcentral.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Andy Tobin
Member of the Arizona Corporation Commission