Corporation Commission, AZ

Joshua Polacheck


  • Will invest in grid affordability through clean energy
  • Committed to protecting democracy from election deniers
  • Will advocate for justice for exploited rural communities





Joshua Polacheck grew up across the rural West, attending reservation schools as the child of an Indian Health Service Doctor. At 23, he was commissioned into the Foreign Service and spent nearly two decades serving America overseas, including in Mosul and Islamabad, leaving after the 2016 election, to fight for our democracy. In 2018, after getting his masters from the Harvard Kennedy School, he returned to Arizona, leading the Pima County Democratic Party to historic victories in the 2020 presidential election as Executive Director. With control of the Arizona Corporation Commission on the line, he decided to enter the electoral arena. In the next four years, the Commission will determine Arizona’s energy future. 

The current governing majority on the Arizona Corporation Commission has made their intentions clear. They will tie us to the chaos of the global fossil fuel supply chain, driving up prices for everyday citizens, undermining the reliability of the grid, and contributing to the climate crisis. If elected as part of a Democratic majority, Joshua will lead a series of reforms including: reviving the 2050 bipartisan 100% clean energy transition plan, bringing all-source, market-based policies to all new generation capacity, and instituting universal electrification to address the historical exclusion from the grid of rural indigenous and Chicano communities. As a former national security official, Joshua saw firsthand the fragility and violence of the global fossil fuel supply chain. He understands how dependency on it is a threat to American security. With your support, we can break Arizona’s reliance on foreign energy and become a model for the nation. Free from dirty fossil fuels, Arizona citizens will be free from sudden rate hikes, dirty air, and water wasted on electricity production. As a former union brother, Joshua is committed to protecting working families, not corporate interests.



Paid for by Joshua Polacheck for Arizona.