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Kyrsten Sinema's Biography

Office: U.S. Senate (AZ) - Sr, Democratic

Contact Information

2200 East Camelback Road, Suite 120
Phoenix, AZ 85016

825 B&C Hart Senate Office Building
120 Constitution Avenue Northeast
Washington, DC 20002

Full Name:

Kyrsten Sinema

Gender:

Female

Family:

Divorced: Blake

Birth Date:

07/12/1976

Birth Place:

Tucson, AZ

Home City:

Phoenix, AZ

PhD, School of Justice and Social Inquiry, Arizona State University, 2009-2012

JD, Arizona State University, 2002-2004

MSW, Social Work, Arizona State University, 1997-1999

BA, Brigham Young University, 1995

Senator, United States Senate, Arizona, 2019-present

Representative, United States House of Representatives, Arizona, District 9, 2012-2019

Candidate, United States Senate, 2018

Senator, Arizona State Senate, 2010-2012

Representative, Arizona State House of Representatives, 2004-2010

Candidate, Arizona State House of Representatives, 2002

Member, Congressional Algae Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Arts Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Assisting Caregivers Today Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Caucus for Middle Market Growth, present

Member, Congressional Caucus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, present

Member, Congressional Caucus on Parkinson’s Disease, present

Member, Congressional Caucus on Women's Issues, present

Member, Congressional Diabetes Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Diversifying Technology Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Dutch Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Fire Services Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Interstate 11 Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Inventions Caucus, present

Co-Chair, Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Military Families Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Military Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Nursing Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Payments Technology Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Rodeo Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Soccer Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Social Work Caucus, present

Member, Congressional STEAM Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Steel Caucus, present

Member, Congressional Travel & Tourism Caucus, present

Member, Congressional United Service Organization (USO), present

Member, House General Aviation Caucus, present

Member, House Quiet Skies Caucus, present

Co-Founder, United Solutions Caucus, present

Member, Veterinary Medicine Caucus, present

Former Member, Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Financial Services, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Task Force to Investigate Terrorism Financing, United States House of Representatives

Former Member, Terrorism and Illicit Finance Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives

Faculty, Center for Progressive Leadership, 2006-present

Attorney, 2005-present

Adjunct Professor/Faculty, Arizona State University School of Social Work, 2002-present

Director, Family Resource Center, Shaw Butte Elementary School

Former Social Worker, Sunnyslope Community

Social Worker, Washington Elementary School District, Phoenix, 1995-2002

Board Member, Arizona Center for Progressive Leadership, 2006-present

Member, Commission to Prevent Violence Against Women, 2006-present

Chair, Arizona Together, 2005-present

Board President, Community Outreach and Advocacy for Refugees, 2005-present

Board Member, Girls for a Change, 2005-present

Board Member, National, Progressive Democrats of America, 2005-present

Member, Precinct Committee, Arizona Democratic Party, 2005-present

Board Member, Arizona Death Penalty Forum, 2003-present

Member, Blue Dog Coalition, present

Member, New Democrat Coalition, present

Member, Arizona Advocacy Network

Member, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice

Member, Arizona Civil Liberties Union

Member, Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Member, Arizona Education Association

Member, Arizona Human Rights Fund

Member, Arizona Women's Political Caucus

Member, Basic Needs Coalition

Member, Common Cause

Member, League of Women Voters

Member, National Association of Social Workers

Member, National Organization of Women

Member, Planned Parenthood

Member, Protecting Arizona's Family Coalition

Member, Sierra Club

Member, Young Elected Officials' Network

Member, Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA), Maricopa County

Member, White House Health Reform Task Force, 2009

Chair, Protect Arizona's Freedom, 2008

Awards:

Planned Parenthood Legislative CHOICE Award;
AZ Public Health Association Legislator of the Year;
AZ Hispanic Community Forum Friend of the Year;
NAACP Civil Rights Award;
Sierra Club's Most Valuable Player

Favorite Movie:

Films by the Coen brothers, Quentin Tarantino, and Guy Ritchie

Favorite Musician:

Counting Crows, Jack Johnson

Favorite Quote:

The arc of the universe is long, but it curves towards justice. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hobbies or Special Talents:

Ultramarathoner, IRONMAN finisher, politics, reading, running, hiking

Publications:

Unite and Conquer: How to Build Coalitions that Win and Last,
Who Must Die in Rwanda's Genocide?: The State of Exception Realized.

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