FELIPE LUNDIN, President

As a long-time resident of southern Arizona, Felipe Lundin is intimately familiar with border issues. Born in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, Felipe became a naturalized United States citizen and was educated at Roskruge Bilingual Elementary School, Tucson High School, Pima Community College, and the University of Phoenix. During the Vietnam War, he was awarded the Airman’s medal for heroism for his service as a medic in 1969-1970. After returning to Arizona, Felipe married Donna Ruth Carter; they now have 7 children, 14 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren together. To support his growing family, Felipe worked for 16 years as a copper miner. During this time, Felipe served as Financial Secretary for United Steelworkers of America, as well as Union Steward and Picket Captain. Once he left the mine, he became an active resident of Pima County, and was appointed Justice of the Peace for District 2 in 1994. Felipe retired from Pima County after 21 years as Director for the Department of Institutional Health and went on to serve on non-profit boards for Kino Community Hospital and Pio Decimo before joining the Board of Directors at Humane Borders.