Kyrsten Sinema

Born:July 12, 1976 (age 47)
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. On March 5, 2024, Sinema announced that she was not running for re-election to the Senate.

Sinema was born on July 12, 1976, in Tucson, Arizona. She earned her B.A. from Brigham Young University in 1995, her Master of Social Work from Arizona State University in 1999, a J.D. from Arizona State University College of Law in 2004 and a Ph.D. in justice studies from Arizona State in 2012. Before beginning her political career, Sinema was a social worker, a professor and an attorney.

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

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

Biographical Directory of the United States Congress (n.d.). Sinema, Kyrsten (1976-). Retrieved on May 13, 2020, from

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