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State legislator

Kyrsten Sinema, American state legislator. Named a Legislation Hero, Arizona League Conservation Voters, 2006; named Legislator of Year, Arizona Public Health Association, 2006; named one of The Politics 40 Under 40, TIME Magazine, 2010; recipient Stonewall Democratic's Legislator of Year award, 2005, CHOICE award, Planned Parenthood, 2006.


Sinema, Kyrsten was born on July 12, 1976 in Tucson.


Master of Science in Social Work, Arizona State University, 1999. Juris Doctor, Arizona State University, 2004.


Social worker Washington Elementary School District, Phoenix, 1995—2002. Private practice attorney, since 2005. Member District 15 Arizona House of Representatives, 2005—2011, assistant minority leader.

Member District 15 Arizona State Senate, since 2011. Adjunct professor Arizona State University School Social Work, since 2003. Member Commission Prevent Violence Against Women, since 2006.


Board directors Arizona Death Penalty Forum, since 2003, Girls for a Change, since 2005, Arizona Center Progressive Leadership, since 2006. President board directors Community Outreach & Advocacy for Refugees (COAR), since 2005. Member of National Organization of Women, Progressive Democratic's of America (national board directors since 2005), National Association Social Workers (Legislator of Year 2006), League of Women Voters, Arizona Education Association, Arizona Attorney's for Criminal Justice, Arizona Advocacy Network, Sierra Club (Most Valuable Player 2005, 2006).