Alfredo was the founder and editor of the Internet newspaper – La Frontera Times focused on the immigration experience in the United States. Alfredo served as host of Arizona’s most listened to talk radio program in English or Spanish: “Escucha y Ponte Trucha con Alfredo Gutierrez” heard daily on Radio Campesina 88.3 FM in Phoenix. He has been a force in Arizona politics and business for four decades. Alfredo was first elected to the Arizona State Senate in 1972. He was elected Majority Leader by his peers in 1973 and served as his Party’s leader through the remainder of his tenure in 1986. In 1986 he founded Jamieson and Gutierrez Inc., which quickly became the state’s leading public relations and public policy firm with offices in Phoenix and Washington D.C. and clients throughout the United States. He sold the firm to his partners in 2001 and launched an unsuccessful campaign for Governor of the State of Arizona.
Alfredo was the recipient of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Fellowship in its inaugural year. He was Arizona Chairman of the first Jimmy Carter Presidential Campaign for Arizona, founder of numerous significant community based organizations, Majority and Minority Leader of the Arizona Senate, and recipient of a State Department Fulbright teaching fellowship at Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City. Alfredo is the recipient of a Doctoral Degree, Honoris Causa, from Arizona State University. Alfredo has written articles and political commentary for both the internet and print publications. He has completed his first book, “To Sin Against Hope”. Verso Books is the publisher.