Stephanie Stahl Hamilton is an AZ State Legislature House Member and an Arizonan who spent her early childhood years on Navajo Tribal Lands. She’s married to Derek Hamilton, a middle school teacher in TUSD. Twenty-five years of marriage has blessed them with three children and two dogs.
After completing her Masters of Divinity at Princeton Theological Seminary, Stephanie and Derek made Tucson their home. She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church.
The more she was involved in the Tucson community and public schools the more she saw that a lack of investment in public education adversely affects all Arizonans. Stephanie worked to collect signatures in order to refer SB1431 to the ballot as Proposition 305 to reverse the voucher expansion law passed in 2017. She served as the Regional Lead for Save Our Schools in 2018 to stop expansion and the lack of regulation in the voucher expansion system.
Stephanie served on TUSD’s Family Life Curriculum Committee, dedicating hundreds of hours reviewing and revising the curriculum. Facing strong opposition, she has proven her commitment to the children in our community, by completing an inclusive, updated, and relevant curriculum that addresses the well-being of the children in the district.
Stephanie was elected to the State House of Representatives in 2020 for the first time and reelected in 2022 and serves on the Appropriations, and Joint Legislative Budget committees.