Kyrsten Sinema

Born:July 12, 1976 (age 43)
Career:U.S. Senate, 2019-present
U.S. House of Representatives, 2012-2019
Arizona Senate, 2011-2012
Arizona House of Representatives, 2005-2011
Education:B.A., Brigham Young University
MSW, Arizona State University

Kyrsten Sinema assumed office in the U.S. Senate for Arizona on Jan. 3, 2019. Previously, she served as the U.S. Representative from Arizona's 9th Congressional District.

Born July 12, 1976, Sinema graduated as high school valedictorian at age 16. She earned her B.A. from Brigham Young University, her Master of Social Work from Arizona State University, a J.D. from Arizona State University College of Law and a Ph.D. in justice studies from Arizona State. She was a social worker from 1995 to 2002 and practiced law in the Washington Elementary School District before becoming a criminal defense lawyer in 2005. She has been an adjunct instructor in the Arizona State University School of Social Work since 2003.

Prior to her 2012 election to the U.S. House, Sinema served in the Arizona House of Representatives from 2005 to 2011 and the Arizona Senate from 2011 to 2012.

For information on Sinema's policy subject areas, committee appointments and sponsored/co-sponsored legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit her profile on


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