Moses Sanchez migrated to the United States with his parents and infant sister from the Republic of Panama. He served for three years active duty in the US Navy immediately after graduating high school in 1995. After being honorably discharged he attended college and graduated with a B.S. in Business Management and a MBA.

He met his lovely wife and Arizona native Maria Manriquez M.D. while working for former U.S. Congress Member Richard Pombo CD-11. Moses then moved to Phoenix in 2004 with his wife and has been living in Ahwatukee ever since.

In 2004, Moses felt the need to serve and joined the Kiwanis Club of Ahwatukee and the U.S. Navy Reserves. He has been a member of both organizations since 2004 with one deployment to Afghanistan.

Together, Moses and Maria have three incredible adult children (35, 22, 19) and three grandchildren. All three children graduated from Desert Vista High School and one from Arizona State University. All are very involved in the community but their greatest recent contribution was taking care of Maria and each other during a 2011 deployment to Afghanistan.

He proudly serves as the Department Head of the N-1 Department for the NR NIOC Hawaii-Phoenix Detachment out of Luke Air Force Base in his 15th year of military service as a Yeoman First Class Surface Warfare Specialist. He is also the Director of Operations of Nonnahs Marketing, a family business that helps other businesses with their marketing needs.

In 2012, Moses Sanchez was elected to the Tempe Union High School District Governing Board and served until the end of 2016. Moses has been a teacher at South Mountain Community College since 2009 teaching primarily Macroeconomics and Microeconomics.

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