Kyrsten Sinema

Born:July 12, 1976 (age 42)
Career:U.S. House of Representatives, 2012-present
Arizona Senate, 2011-2012
Arizona House of Representatives, 2005-2011
Education:B.A., Brigham Young University
MSW, Arizona State University

Kyrsten Sinema was elected as the U.S. Representative from Arizona's 9th Congressional District in 2012. She was the first openly bisexual person elected to the U.S. Congress.

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 election to the U.S. House, Sinema was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2005 and the Arizona Senate in 2011.

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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