Daria was raised on military bases around the US and England. She served 6 years in the army including tours in Vietnam. After receiving an Honorable Discharge from the army, she worked various jobs until realizing that she needed to complete her formal education. In 1982 she graduated with a B.S. in Physics & Mathematics and went to work as a Programmer/Analyst and has 33 years’ experience in Software, Systems, and Cybersecurity Engineering.
In 1995 Daria’s spouse died leaving her to raise her two daughters then 7 and 9. Her family moved to Scottsdale in 2000 when Daria accepted a position with General Dynamics, from which she retired in 2015.
In addition to maintaining her career and raising her children, Daria has been active in local Democratic politics. Daria participated in the Scottsdale City Government 101 Academy, Citizens Police Academy, and the Citizens Fire Academy. Daria participated in the FBI Citizens Academy. She served on the Scottsdale City Human Relations Commission before resigning to run for the State Senate.
Daria knows that affordable healthcare and quality public education are critical to having a healthy, educated workforce. Providing a first-class infrastructure along with a healthy, educated workforce will attract new business and more jobs for Arizonans.
“We must take Arizona FORWARD in providing opportunities for ALL to live healthy, happy, productive lives.”