Gabriella Cazares-Kelly


Gabriella Cázares-Kelly, Pima County Recorder
Gabriella Cázares-Kelly
Pima County Recorder

Gabriella Cázares-Kelly (she/her) was elected Pima County Recorder in November 2020 and began her administration in January 2021. She leads an office that oversees voter registration, early voting and document recording for Pima County. She is a proud, union-dues-paying, former public school educator and community organizer. She is one of four women who co-founded Indivisible Tohono, a grassroots, community organization that provides education and civic-engagement opportunities for members of her tribe, the Tohono O’odham Nation. She was inspired to run for office after encountering many systemic barriers preventing people from simply registering to vote. She is a proud product of Pima Community College, holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University. She lives in Tucson with her husband, Ryan, and their two children, who are now of voting age. She enjoys writing, drawing and documenting her observations as a 21st Century Native American on social media. She is the first Native American to hold an elected Pima County office and the third Native American to hold a county-level office in the State of Arizona.