Councilwoman Vallarie Woolridge was inducted into the Arizona Democratic Party Hall of Fame for 2012. Councilwoman Woolridge has been a resident of Florence for more than twenty six years and has served on the Florence Town Council for nearly eight years.
“I am thrilled to be honored by the Arizona Democratic Party. To join the existing members of the hall of fame is both humbling and exciting”, said Councilwoman Woolridge.
Councilwoman Woolridge serves as the Chair of the Arizona Democratic Party’s African-American Caucus and is a member of the Black and Brown Coalition of Arizona, which is a unified group tasked to achieve social justice and to advocate respect for human and civil rights.
As a councilmember, Mrs. Woolridge has served as council liaison to the Library Advisory Board, Florence Unified School District, and served on the Arizona League of Cities and Towns Resolutions Committee.
Councilwoman Woolridge attended the University of Kansas and is a graduate of the 2004 Florence Leadership Academy. She is an active member of the Union Baptist Church, where her husband, Donald Woolridge, is the Pastor. She also volunteers at the Casa Grande Regional Hospital in the Chaplain Services Department.
The other 2012 inductees for the Hall of Fame include Sen. Paula Aboud, Henry Olea, Bob Stelling, Maricopa County Chair Ann Wallack, and this year’s Chair Award Recipient, Don Bivens.