Meet Our Staff

We’re Here To Serve You

My staff assistants hold the foundation of the District Five office together. They are in daily communication with community representatives and constituents, addressing the needs of our district along the way. They are accessible and committed to their positions; they are here to serve you.

Keith Bagwell, Executive Assistant

Keith Bagwell became Richard’s executive assistant in early 2002 after a 23-year career as an Arizona newspaper journalist and two years working on election campaigns, writing on a free-lance basis, and working with labor unions.Keith Bagwell

He is co-chair of the National Writers Union Tucson Chapter, is on the Arizona AFL-CIO General Board, is the Sierra Club Rincon Group Conservation Chair, and is on the Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter Executive Committee. He is a precinct committeeman for the Pima County Democratic Party.

As a newspaperman, his assignments included 12 years as The Arizona Daily Star’s environmental reporter, five years covering the Arizona Legislature and state government in Phoenix for the Scottsdale Progress and United Press International, and stints covering city halls, courts, county governments,and on general assignment.

Keith has degrees from the University of Arizona and in his spare time reads, plays bridge and is a baseball nut. He is married to Carolyn Trowbridge and has a step daughter and three granddaughters.

E-mail Keith or give him a call at 520-724-8126.

Marjava Ramirez, Special Staff Assistant


marjava Marjava Ramirez is a Special Staff Assistant to Pima County Chairman Richard Elías. She is the first point of contact for our constituents and departments, and oversees District 5's neighborhood outreach, media relations, community partnerships and administrative duties in the District Five office. She is fluent in Spanish.

Marjava is a native Tucsonan and has worked for Pima County for seven years. She was an Administrative Support Specialist at the Pima County Housing Center before joining the District Five team. Marjava is President of Service Employees International Union (SEIU,) where she is a strong labor-union advocate.

Marjava attended Pima Community College where she received her degree and certification for Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machine Operator. She enjoys spending time with her family, enjoys the outdoors, swimming, camping, and fishing, and is a big fan football team. She is married to Santiago Ramirez and has three sons – Santiago III, Luis and Julian Ramirez.

E-mail Marjava or give her a call at 520-724-8126.

Nahrin Jabro, Special Staff Assistant


Nahrin Jabro Nahrin Jabro is a special staff assistant to Board of Supervisors Chairman Richard Elías. Nahrin has lived in Pima County for 22 years.

She earned a degree in social work, and worked in the behavioral health field for the last eight years assisting adults, children, and families.

Nahrin is dedicated to serving her community, especially those who are most vulnerable due to reasons beyond their control. Nahrin looks forward to working for the constituents of Pima County District 5, and using her growing knowledge of community organization to help mobilize people and neighborhoods to overcome adversity, achieve their goals, and make positive change.

E-mail Nahrin or give her a call at 520-724-8748.
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Supervisor Richard Elías

Pima County, Arizona
District 5

130 W. Congress St. 11th Fl.
Tucson, AZ 85701

Phone: (520) 724-8126
Fax: (520) 884-1152


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