Office Phone: 602-926-3106
Legislative District 17
Home City: Tucson
Occupation: Real Estate
Member Since: 2023
Vice Chair Education
Health & Human Services
Senator Justine Wadsack was elected to the Arizona State Senate in 2022. She is the
Co-Chairman of the Education Committee, and also serves on the Government, Judicial
and Health & Human Services Committees.
Senator moved to Tucson in 1974, making it her home for 40 years. In 1994, she
moved to Chicago, where she built her career in Advertising & Public Relations, developing some of the first websites that accompanied some of the most memorable commercials for clients such as McDonalds, Budweiser, Bacardi, State Farm and Miller Lite at the beginning of the Dot-Com industry boom.
Upon her return to Arizona in 2003, she produced concert events for Arizona Tribal Nations
and their Casinos, in addition to providing half-time artist performances for the NBA and NFL with National Artists like Journey, UB40, LL Cool J and Justin Bieber. In 2012, Justine earned her
license, and joined the family business as a third-generation Realtor, and owned a team of up to seven Realtors, as a top producer.
In 2011, Justine married her husband Garret, a 22-Year, USAF Major and Clinic Director
at Davis Monthan Air Force Base. He retired in mid-2012 and is now a Physical Therapist working in the Hospital ER. They have a blended family of six adult children; Ashley-33 (Air Force Reserves), Caitlin-30 (Navy Veteran/Reserves), Haley-27 (Navy Veteran), Graison-25 (Air Force Veteran), Braeden-20 (Type 1 Diabetes), and Julianna-19 (Epilepsy, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and the Cognitive ability of a 3 month old). Justine is the proud “Grandmother” to Granddaughters, Evelyn & Vera, and Grandson, Liam.
Justine’s experience as a small business owner, Realtor, Military wife, Military mother,
and disability advocate lead to her desire to become a true "Citizen Legislator” who
will provide those constituents with similar needs and experiences, the public servitude they
Being the mother to two special needs children has given Justine the first-hand
experience with the issues that have negatively aﬀected her family and so many other families in Arizona today, in Education, Healthcare, and the State Agencies that have been designed to protect the system, not the people. Justine took on the schools in 2014, and the state
government agencies in 2016, to legally to uphold the rights of her disabled son &
daughter, and she learned where the problems are so she can make a diﬀerence as a Lawmaker.
Past achievements include:
• Helped more than 3,000 Nurses, Doctors, Therapists, Raytheon Federal Contractors, Police, Sheriﬀ
Deputies, Firefighters and Teachers keep their jobs through Religious Exemptions.
• Helped Covid-19 patients and their families learn their rights against hospital protocols so
they could fight against forced ventilators, Remdesivir, and other hospital polices.
• Held seminars teaching parents about their rights under ARS 1-601 & ARS 1-602.
• Sued State Agencies DES/DDD/DCS and won.
• Advocated for Parents of Special Needs children in IEP meetings at TUSD & Dist. 16
to ensure they received their rights under IDEA, FAPE and State Law.
• Stopped Comprehensive Sex Ed (CSE) at the Dept. of Education in 2019.
• Helped parents hold the Vail School Board (and others) accountable during the COVID-19 Mask Mandates, which in turn, taught parents how to get involved in their children’s education.