Andrés Cano is a trusted public policy leader with 15 years of experience in state and local government. Cano is the former Minority Leader in the Arizona House of Representatives, where he played a pivotal role in negotiating a historic bipartisan $17.8 billion budget in 2023.

From 2020 to 2023, Cano was also the Director of the LGBTQ+ Alliance Fund, a philanthropic initiative of the Community Foundation of Southern Arizona. During his tenure, Cano cultivated major gifts, doubling the Fund’s annual grant-making and tripling its permanent endowment.

From 2012 to 2018, Cano was a policy advisor to Pima County Board of Supervisors Chairman Richard Elías.

Cano is a first-generation college graduate. He received his B.A. in Broadcast Journalism at Arizona State University in 2014.

Cano will complete his Master in Public Administration at the Harvard Kennedy School in May 2024.