We’ve seen a lot of changes in Arizona among the elected officials that hold public office. There are a lot of new faces. Here’s a look at some of the brightest smiles among the Arizona government officials.
Kyrsten Sinema is the U.S. Representative from Arizona’s 9th congressional district, first elected in 2012. Prior to being elected she served in both chambers of the Arizona legislature, being elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2005, and the Arizona Senate in 2011. Originally from Tucson, AZ, Kyrsten has hosted a program here in the Valley where her supporters can meet and chat with her at a local venue. Dubbed Kyrsten’s Coffee Club, the group of supporters meet once a month at a different locally owned cafe, and despite the coffee she drinks, she still retains a great smile!
Before being sworn in as Governor on January 5th of this year, Doug Ducey also served as Arizona’s State Treasurer back from 2011 until 2015. Before he was in politics, Ducey was the CEO of Cold Stone Creamery before he and his business partner sold the company in 2007. Luckily, all that ice cream didn’t affect his teeth.
Senate Democratic Leader Katie Hobbs is a native of Phoenix and a lifelong resident of Arizona.
Hobbs was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010, and was then elected to the Arizona Senate in 2012. In the Senate, she serves on the Elections Committee, Government and Environment Committee, and the Health and Human Services Committee. Hobbs has been a social worker since 1992, addressing domestic violence, behavioral health and homelessness. Throughout her career, she has managed to maintain her pearly whites.
Rebecca has been a member of the Arizona House of Representatives since 2014, where she represents District 27 and currently serves as State House Minority Whip. Rios previously served in the Arizona State Senate, representing District 23 from 2005 to 2010. She served as Assistant Minority Leader. After undergraduate and graduate studies in social work here at ASU, Rebecca followed in her father’s (Senator Pete Rios’s) footsteps and ran for public office. One of her major campaign themes revolved around funding for healthcare, and making sure that everyone can afford and access the medical care they need.