January Contreras has dedicated her career to protecting Arizonans. As a Deputy County Attorney, Assistant Attorney General, founder of a not-for-profit and, most importantly, as a mother to two children, January has always been driven to protect others.
January is a fourth-generation Arizonan and the daughter of postal workers. She attended the same school as her mother, Ann Ott Elementary School in Phoenix, before moving to Mesa and graduating from Westwood High School. She went on to earn her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Arizona in Tucson.
January was a county and state prosecutor before founding a legal aid organization, so kids and young adults who have survived trauma, homelessness, and the foster care system have access to lawyers who will fight for them. January previously served as the Interim Director of the Halle Center for Family Justice, and before that she accepted an appointment in Washington, DC as the nation’s Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman. January also served as a Senior Advisor to Secretary Janet Napolitano and as a designee to the White House Council on Women and Girls.
January recently celebrated her 23rd wedding anniversary, and is the proud mother of two teenage sons.