A doctor, problem solver, and champion for Arizona working families
Dr. Hiral Tipirneni is a doctor, a health care advocate, and a dedicated community leader running for Congress to fight for Arizona working families. A proud immigrant, Hiral’s parents brought her to the United States from India when she was three years old in pursuit of the American dream. Her father worked as a structural engineer, and her mother, a social worker, served as director of a local senior center and started its Meals on Wheels program and taught Hiral the value of community service. Her own experience with typhoid fever as a child inspired Hiral to earn her medical degree, and she went on to pursue a career in emergency medicine to put her passion for problem-solving, teamwork, and patient care into action. After serving as chief resident of the University of Michigan’s Emergency Medicine program, Hiral and her husband, an orthopedic surgeon, chose to make their home and raise a family in the Phoenix area. She has served her community for more than 20 years as an emergency room physician, cancer research advocate and, most recently, on the board of directors of the Maricopa Health Foundation, which supports the county’s public health care delivery system. A community leader and innovation advocate, Hiral served as the lead organizer for a Northwest Valley TEDx event, and serves on the boards of local nonprofits. She and her husband are proud parents of three children, and Hiral’s daughter inspired her to run for office for the first time by asking, “If not you, then who?” A tough fighter, she is running a strong grassroots campaign to make Arizona working families’ voices heard in Washington.
A leader fighting to expand economic opportunity
Hiral is running to expand economic opportunity for Arizona working families and to help create good-paying jobs so that communities can thrive. “America gave my family a chance to rise and thrive, the very reasons that brought us to the United States in the first place,” she has said. “I passionately believe that we must remain a land of opportunity for those who are willing to work for it.” As an experienced medical doctor, Hiral is dedicated to expanding Americans’ access to quality, affordable health care, and she will fight back against any attempt to undo the progress we’ve worked so hard to make. A leader in her field, Hiral brings together researchers, clinicians, and patient advocates in the fight to treat and cure breast cancer, prostate cancer, and childhood leukemia. When elected, she will bring new leadership to Congress and move Arizona forward for hardworking families.
An opportunity to flip a seat
Hiral is challenging vulnerable incumbent Republican Congressman David Schweikert. Schweikert is the subject of a broad, bipartisan-led ethics investigation for receiving illegal campaign contributions and misspending official funds, and he has used his time in Congress to advance a dangerous policy agenda that hurts Arizonans. It’s clear that Schweikert is out to serve himself rather than working families. In sharp contrast, Hiral has dedicated her career to serving others, and she is working tirelessly to hold Schweikert accountable and to bring new leadership and vision to Washington. This is a top opportunity to flip a seat from red to blue and to strengthen our House majority. Let’s show her our full support, and help send this champion for Arizona working families to Congress.