Marcelino is a first generation college graduate and has dedicated his life to providing opportunities for every member of the community through his various servant leadership roles. He has taught in the district, was elected as a Roosevelt School District Governing Board member, served as nonprofit leader at St Vincent de Paul, and was a director at Arizona State University.
Marcelino is a passionate education advocate and believes a strong commitment to students and schools today will result in economic prosperity and social equity tomorrow.
Since joining the Legislature Marcelino has worked on funding education and increasing the number of counselors on school sites. Understanding the housing crisis impacting Arizona, Marcelino passed out of committee a first generation home ownership program and policy to create more affordable housing units. Additionally, he has led the efforts to fund arts organizations. Marcelino believes a state that understands its past and potential can create that future.
Representative Quiñonez served as House Minority Whip in 2023, Appropriations and was the ranking member of Military Affairs and Public Safety Committees.