State Senate, AZ-LD 17

John McLean


  • Advocate for finding a common-sense solutions for a sustainable water future
  • Will pursue incentives to accelerate the transition to solar 
  • Will work to incorporate conservation values in the management of the 9M acres of State Trust Land

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  • Flipping this seat will help win a pro-environment majority in the Legislature, making it easier to pass climate legislation at the state level in Arizona




John McLean is a third generation Arizonan, born and raised in Phoenix. He spent his childhood exploring the Sonoran Desert on both sides of the border.  John has lived in Southern Arizona for nearly fifty years, and has seen the consequences of climate change, drought, and loss of critical habitats across Arizona.  He is a passionate environmentalist and is committed to action at the State Legislature to protect and preserve our environment for future generations.

John has served as a project leader and Board member (past President) of Wilderness Volunteers, a 501c3 non-profit that leads week-long service trips on public lands throughout the country.  He has participated in twenty-five trips, with an emphasis on habitat restoration on wilderness lands.  He is also on the Board of Native Seeds/SEARCH, a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to protection and reintroduction of desert adapted crops for the people and on the lands of the American southwest and northern Mexico.

John is running for the State Legislature in legislative district 17 in southern Arizona, with an environmental focus on protecting Arizona’s water resources for future generations.  Arizona’s water policy council, chartered by Governor Katie Hobbs in 2023, developed a roadmap for a sustainable water future; however, legislation has been blocked by members in the current House and Senate.  By winning the seat in 2024, Arizona will have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to pass common sense legislation to protect Arizona’s water, and Arizona’s environment.  The 2024 legislative race will determine whether or not Arizona manages its environmental resources for the benefit of all citizens.

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