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Marlene Galán-Woods Launches First Television Ad Featuring Attorney General Kris Mayes

Jun 25, 2024


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June 25, 2024

Marlene Galán-Woods Launches First Television Ad Featuring Attorney General Kris Mayes

Phoenix, AZ  – Today, Democrat Marlene Galán-Woods launched her first television campaign ad in her bid for Arizona’s 1st Congressional District. The ad will appear on Phoenix broadcast and cable as well as streaming and other digital platforms.

The spot features Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes who has been on the frontlines, defending abortion rights from the 1864 abortion ban. In the spot, Kris highlights her endorsement of Marlene as the best candidate to stand up to MAGA extremists like David Schweikert and protect abortion rights for all women.

Watch the ad here.      

Full Transcript:

Marlene Galán-Woods: This is my friend Kris Mayes, our great Attorney General.

Kris Mayes: And this is my friend Marlene Galán-Woods, our next great member of Congress.

Marlene Galán-Woods: Kris led the fight against the 1864 abortion law.

Kris Mayes: David Schweikert wants to criminalize abortion and voted to overturn the election.

Marlene Galán-Woods: I’ll fight to restore reproductive rights and defend democracy.

Kris Mayes: Marlene will stand up to the extremists and I am proud to stand with her.

Marlene Galán-Woods: I’m Marlene Galán-Woods. I’m proud to approve this message and all of these endorsements.

Galán-Woods is the only woman in the race and has the support of nearly a dozen labor unions. She is endorsed by Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes, former Governor Janet Napolitano, EMILYs List, BOLD PAC, the Arizona AFL-CIO, Teamsters Local 104, Ironworkers Local 75, American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), National Education Association (NEA), Professional Firefighters of Arizona (PFFA).



Marlene Galán-Woods is a 35-year Arizona resident, former broadcast journalist and mother of five children. Her parents fled communist Cuba looking for a better life for their children. Their risk paid off when Marlene moved to Arizona in the 1980s it’s where she began her career as a broadcast journalist, where she met the love of her life, and where they would raise a family together. 


While Marlene’s late husband, Grant Woods, served as Arizona’s Attorney General, Marlene was exposing corruption and holding the powerful accountable during her 20-year journalism career. 


Outside of their respective careers, Marlene and Grant were dedicated to improving the lives of Arizona children, from serving on the board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley to spearheading a local tennis tournament that raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to help underserved kids to helping found the Phoenix Children’s Museum. She is running to be Arizona’s voice — to represent our priorities and protect our freedoms. She will be the courageous, truthful leader Arizona has earned.   


Though Marlene’s philanthropic efforts have focused on improving the lives of Arizona’s children, she has a passion for preserving and expanding the individual freedoms of all Arizonans.


She is a lifelong supporter of a woman’s right to choose and couldn’t stand by idly watching ongoing attacks on our voting rights. 


In 2022, Marlene chaired the campaign of Arizona Secretary of State Adrian Fontes, and led a group of former journalists in calling out Republican candidates, namely Kari Lake, for their attacks on the media while spreading disinformation. Marlene’s dedication to the preservation of our democracy was recognized by Governor Katie Hobbs’ who invited Marlene to serve on her transition committee. 


Galán-Woods is the only woman and mother in this race. If elected, she will be the first Latina to represent Arizona in Congress. She is the only candidate endorsed by a sitting statewide elected official, a member of the Arizona delegation, and the only candidate with endorsements from the labor community. 

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