QUALIFIED, EXPERIENCED & COMMITTED TO
DELIVERING REAL SOLUTIONS FOR ALL ARIZONANS
Felicia as a Lt. Col. (2005)
Felicia in helicopter flight school (1988)
Felicia with daughter (2000)
Colonel (Ret) Felicia French is a third-generation Arizonan, who lives in rural Arizona. She has a proven commitment to public service, and family well being which she has shown by taking on the roles of a combat veteran, MedEvac helicopter pilot, registered nurse, an educator, and a single mother with over 32 years of leadership experience.
Felicia has her B.S. in Nursing and an M.S. in Sustainable Solutions from Arizona State University, and an M.S. in Management from the University of Southern California. During her military career, she also received training in Alternative Dispute Resolution techniques and in mediation- making her a strong bipartisan candidate.
Her leadership skills were formed by working her way up the ranks from a Private to a Colonel in her 32 years serving in the United States Army and Arizona National Guard, as a combat helicopter pilot and medic, to a nurse manager and senior medical advisor, and through mentoring at-risk youth to becoming an educator at Mesa Community College.
Felicia is known to be accomplished in leading organizations during multiple deployments, including a combat tour in Afghanistan, and humanitarian missions in Honduras and the Dominican Republic.
Her capacity and dedication to public service is also reflected in her volunteer work.
She was recognized in her community as "Volunteer of the Year" in 2016 for her role in the Take Pride Pine & Strawberry Project. She has also supported her community by volunteering with the local Civil Air Patrol, Tonto Rim Search and Rescue, Community Emergency Response Team, the Sierra Club and as a hospice nurse.
Felicia is knowledgeable and experienced in matters of the military, healthcare, and education, which helped create her political platform. She is a strong advocate for veteran’s affairs, affordable accessible quality healthcare for all, improving our education system starting with early-childhood, and creating more sustainable jobs.
When she has time to spare, she enjoys hiking, reading, and staying up to date on current events. In June of 2019, she completed thru-hiking the 800-mile Arizona Trail from the southern Arizona-Mexico border to the Northern Arizona-Utah border.
Now Felicia is running for Arizona State Senate in Legislative District 6 to fight for a better quality of life for all Arizonans.
Felicia as a Senior Medical Advisor
with French Liaison Officer in Afghanistan (2010)
Felicia as an Army nurse
in Honduras (1985)
Felicia with daughter Anna,
hiking to Machu Picchu in Peru (2014)
Felicia as a 2nd Lt. with fellow Army nurses during a break in field training (1983)
Felicia as a Captain and MedEvac helicopter pilot,
with fellow aviators stationed in Germany (1990)
Felicia in Basic Training as a fresh Private (1978)