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 he has worked on funding education and increasing the number of counselors on school sites, promoting environmental justice and a promotion of electric school buses for every school district, and ensuring everyone’s right to vote is protected.
Representative Quiñonez sits on the Natural Resources, Energy and Water and Military Affairs and Public Safety Committees.