Arizona State Senate District 9
Eva Burch (she/her) was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and attended valley public schools from kindergarten through high school, graduating from Camelback High in 1998.
Like her mother before her, Eva dreamed of being a nurse since childhood. She studied nursing at Pima Medical Institute in Mesa, Arizona and began a career in emergency nursing in 2012. In her many years working in high volume, high acuity emergency departments in Phoenix and Mesa, she saw firsthand the impact that food insecurity, healthcare inequality, homelessness, and other racial and gender disparities have on individuals, families, and communities in Arizona. She knew there was more she could do to improve the lives of her patients.
A single mother, Eva made the tough decision to sell her home and move into an apartment with her two young children to return to school. She eventually went on to earn her master’s degree and her nurse practitioner credentials and became dedicated to improving the lives of Arizonans through compassionate and comprehensive healthcare.
Eva is a nurse at heart and believes in the values that nursing expects within the profession. Among them are altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, honesty, and social justice. These are the values Eva promises to bring with her to the Arizona legislature as she advocates for a better, more inclusive Arizona that works for everyone.
She is currently a precinct committee person in legislative district 25 and lives in Mesa with her new husband, her two young sons, and her two dogs.