PHOENIX (May 29, 2013) –Diane Landis, current City Councilwoman from Litchfield Park, has filed paperwork to run for the Arizona House of Representatives for Legislative District 13. An Arizona native, Diane Hathaway Landis was born in Nogales, Arizona to a pioneer ranching family. A Certified Public Accountant and Financial Planner, she is a small business owner and active community volunteer.
Diane is running because she says, “I want someone to watch out for me, the little guy. We must keep government under control. We need to focus on job creation, education, and public safety.”
Diane served in the George H. W. Bush administration as the White House Liaison for the US Department of Veterans Affairs then returned home to Arizona, where she has resided for more than 20 years. She also serves on the WESTMARC Board of Directors, Maricopa Association of Governments Human Services Coordinating Committee, is Board President of the Southwest Lending Closet, has been active with Special Olympics and is a graduate of both West Valley Leadership and the Dodie Londen Excellence in Public Service Series.
“Our state is in a fragile recovery right now. I’m not sure how anyone can fix the budget if they don’t understand it.” As a CPA and financial planner, Diane is uniquely qualified in areas of finance. “I understand the importance and consequence of good financial planning – not just for individuals but for our state.”
Diane Landis currently lives in Litchfield Park with her husband Dick, a retired Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) officer. Her deep roots in Arizona have also included time spent living and working in Yuma, an integral part of LD 13.