Paulina Vazquez Morris
Paulina Vazquez Morris has a distinguished career in both public service and private industry. Ms. Morris has extensive experience in the healthcare and legal industry, working for Banner Health, Doctors Community Healthcare Corporation and the national law firm of Kutak Rock. She has served three Governors, as General Counsel to the Arizona Board of Regents (the governing body for Arizona’s University system), General Counsel to the Arizona Department of Economic Security and served as Deputy Director and General Counsel for the Arizona Department of Administration.
In the political realm, Paulina served as an elected board member to the Maricopa County Special Health District. In 2004, she received over 60,000 votes to represent District 3 and was twice elected by the board as its chairman.
In 2010, she sought election to the United States Congress in Arizona’s 3rd Congressional District. Ms. Morris’ public service career began as a legislative and legal intern in the United States House of Representatives and the Arizona State Senate. She also served as a legal extern to the Federal District Court of Arizona.
Paulina is currently pursuing her passion and dream of becoming a rabbi. She commutes to the Los Angeles campus of the Hebrew Union College Institute of Religion.
Ms. Morris earned both her Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of Arizona in Tucson. She continued her education with distinction garnering Masters Degrees in Business and Health Administration at Arizona State University.
Ms. Morris serves on numerous community and civic boards. Her favorite, and most important position to date, is being the proud mother of two sons – Diego (17) and Mateo (15).