Anna Tovar was elected to the Arizona Corporation Commission in 2020, after serving as the mayor for the City of Tolleson. She previously has served in the Arizona House of Representatives and Arizona Senate, where she served as the leader of the Democratic caucus. Tovar has a bachelor's degree in education from Arizona State University. Prior to being elected to the legislature, she was a teacher in the Tolleson Elementary School District. In 2011, she championed the effort to restore funding for nearly 100 patients on the bone marrow transplant list. As a two-time cancer survivor, she remains determined to find a cure.