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Forty-eighth Legislature - First Regular Session
  Kyrsten Sinema

Kyrsten Sinema

District 15

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 333
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5058
Fax Number: (602) 417-3015


Kyrsten Sinema was born in Tucson, Arizona, in 1976 and has lived in Phoenix since 1995. She was first elected to the State Legislature in 2004, and in 2006 was re-elected to continue serving central Phoenix in District 15.

Kyrsten holds a juris doctorate and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Arizona State University. Kyrsten is an adjunct professor in the School of Social Work at Arizona State University and practices criminal defense law in the Phoenix community. She also works for the Center for Progressive Leadership, teaching tomorrow’s political leaders about leadership and the political process

Prior to her work at the Legislature, Kyrsten was a social worker in the Washington School District. She created and directed the Sunnyslope community’s first Family Resource Center. She focused on community development and organization, adult and community education, grant writing and administration, and advocacy for low-income, minority, refugee, and undocumented families.

Kyrsten is actively involved in the community, serving as the Board President for COAR (Community Outreach and Advocacy for Refugees), Board Member of the National Young Elected Officials’ Network, Board Member of the Progressive Democrats of American, Board Member of Girls for a Change, Advisory Board Member for the Arizona Death Penalty Forum, Board Member of the Center for Progressive Leadership, and a member of the Governor’s Commission to Prevent Violence Against Women. Recently, she served as the Chair of Arizona Together, the first group in the country to defeat a same-sex marriage ban on the ballot.

Kyrsten is dedicated to serving the community, focusing on advocating for disadvantaged and oppressed populations, environmental justice, and social justice. Her work at the Legislature over the last two years has earned numerous awards, including the 2005 and 2006 Sierra Club’s Most Valuable Player, the 2006 Planned Parenthood CHOICE Award, 2006 Legislator of the Year Award from both the Arizona Public Health Association and the National Association of Social Workers – Arizona Chapter, a 2006 Legislative Hero of the Arizona League of Conservation Voters, 2005 Stonewall Democrats Legislator of the Year Award, and others.


Committee Assignments
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Sponsored Bills
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Final Vote
HB2053 P disabled license plates; misuse; penalty
HB2054 P residential neighborhood fund; advisory council
HB2055 P help America vote act monies
HB2056 P Cesar Chavez day
HB2057 P Cesar Chavez monument
HB2058 P secretary of state; initiative review
HB2059 P voter identification; polling place procedure
HB2086 P insurance; cancer screening examinations
HB2087 P noncertificated school employees; policies
HB2108 P* Arizona criminal justice commission; membership
HB2109 P cellular telephones; use while driving
HB2129 P text messaging while driving; prohibition
HB2130 P child passenger booster seats
HB2131 P development fees; public transportation
HB2132 P AHCCCS; retirees; eligible members
HB2156 P folic acid information; appropriation
HB2206 P teacher shortage student loan program
HB2241 P school facilities; renovation report
  (NOW: renovation; school facilities
HB2257 P vicious animals; attacks
HB2258 P hazardous substances; disclosure
HB2270 P* smuggling; human beings
HB2272 P* AHCCCS; members; employers; reports
HB2273 P* driving on highways; speed limits
HB2274 P* environment; citizen suits
HB2275 P* local energy conservation codes
HB2276 P* clean car standards; no idling
HB2277 P* automatic restoration of civil rights
HB2278 P* death penalty; repeal; natural life
HB2279 P* DHS; environmental standards; environmental council
HB2280 P* homicide interrogations; electronic recording
HB2281 P* erroneous convictions; civil action
HB2282 P* juveniles; interrogations; electronic recording
HB2283 P* attorney fees; zoning challenges
HB2284 P* death penalty; juries
HB2285 P* Arizona innocence inquiry commission
HB2286 P* domestic terrorism
HB2287 P* ranked choice voting
HB2288 P* retail superstores; economic impact report
HB2329 P appropriation; Native American veterans' outreach
HB2330 P Indian affairs commission; legislative day
HB2331 P tribal lands teacher student loans
HB2332 P out-of-state students; admission.
  (NOW: school governing board; admission; nonresidents
See Vote
HB2333 P appropriation; Navajo Shonto community center
HB2334 P air quality; vapor recovery; Tucson
HB2335 P urban revenue sharing increase
HB2347 P state personnel board; members
HB2348 P state personnel administration; exemptions
HB2349 P unemployment benefits; disqualification.
HB2350 P public construction; bidding; best value.
HB2351 P employer communications; religious; political beliefs.
HB2352 P political subdivisions; funds; unions.
HB2353 P law enforcement animals; animal cruelty
HB2354 P minors; abuse; duty to report
HB2355 P tax credit; charitable organizations
HB2356 P breast-feeding; juries; workplace privacy
HB2357 P terminally ill patients; suffering; control
HB2358 P sentencing; misdemeanors involving hate
HB2410 P state employee; precinct committeeman
HB2411 P loaded firearms; storage
HB2412 P prohibited possessors; gun storage
HB2413 P lymphadema study committee
HB2414 P on-site early voting; election day
HB2415 P elections; early voting; extended request
HB2416 P public employees; collective bargaining.
HB2417 P election information; university center
HB2418 P elections; manual audit sample
HB2419 P petition circulators; forgery
HB2420 P outsourcing; state service positions; prohibition.
HB2421 P procurement services; outsourcing prohibited.
HB2422 P labor; rest periods; meal breaks
HB2423 P labor organizations; nonunion employees; representation.
HB2424 P campaign expenditures; candidate disclosures
HB2425 P right to work.
HB2430 P ballot pages; multiple languages
HB2446 P security freezes; consumer credit reports
HB2447 P refund anticipation loans; facilitator registration
HB2488 P drought emergency groundwater transfers
HB2529 P* criminal records; expungement
HB2530 P* environment; greenhouse gases
HB2531 P* victims' leave; employment rights
HB2532 P* minimum wage; state employees
HB2533 P property; disclosure; water
HB2534 P cities; water conservation
HB2535 P land divisions; water requirements
HB2536 P caged egg-laying hens
HB2537 P animal testing; prohibition
HB2538 P sales tax exemption; nonprofit housing
HB2539 P regulations; payday loans
HB2541 P insurance; mental health coverage; parity
HB2542 P personal income tax cuts; rollback
HB2566 P* contract debt; choice of law
HB2567 P* air quality; particulate standards
HB2572 P aid in dying
HB2591 P school districts; registered nurses
HB2593 P homeowners' associations; solar panels
HB2596 P political campaigns; no call list
HB2606 P state buildings; energy conservation
HB2608 C dental practices; ownership
  (NOW: dentistry; disciplinary action
HB2620 C veterans; game and fish licenses
HB2621 P military personnel; uranium exposure; test
HB2623 P AHCCCS; children's health insurance program
HB2633 P commission on student discipline
HB2634 P African-American affairs; commission.
HB2637 P pricing; abnormal market disruptions; emergencies
HB2643 P transactions; deferred presentment; database
HB2644 P lobbyists; gift ban
HB2645 P grants; scholarships; tax credit; repeal
HB2648 P* leaf blowers; nonattainment areas
HB2649 P* autopsies; required identifying information
HB2650 P* real estate department; funding; awards
HB2651 P* agricultural improvement districts; renewable energy
HB2652 P* motor vehicle dealers; cooling-off period
HB2653 P* environmental policy act
HB2654 P* ASRS; return to work; conditions
HB2670 P school dropout age; increase
HB2672 P schools; K-3 class size requirements
HB2675 P appropriation; public school employees; retirement
HB2677 P state health plan
HB2678 P prisoners; medical parole
HB2679 P appropriation; Tucson WW II memorial
HB2680 P insurance; adult children; continued coverage
HB2681 P utility assistance; qualified fuel fund See Vote
HB2684 P state employees; living donor leave
HB2685 P rape victims; pregnancy prevention
HB2688 P vehicle restraint violations; enforcement
HB2695 P legislator-elect; support services
HB2699 P unauthorized persons; border security
HB2706 P insurance; late claim payments; penalty.
HB2707 P juvenile offenders; transfer; property offenses
HB2709 P solar thermal applications; study committee
HB2710 P home sales; water supply disclosure
HB2711 P hazardous substances; insurance
HB2712 P clean elections; matching funds limit
HB2713 P railroad right-of-way; hearings
HB2714 P teacher certification; proficiency exam reciprocity
HB2715 P teachers; certification reciprocity
HB2716 P identity theft; factual innocence
HB2717 P appropriation; training facility; public safety
HB2724 P income based tuition waiver scholarships
HB2727 P AHCCCS; healthcare group; waiting period
HB2730 P DUI; ignition interlock device
HB2731 P teachers; minimum salary
HB2735 P earned income tax credit
HB2737 P payment of wages; administrative rule
HB2756 C victims' rights; free police reports See Vote
HB2764 P precinct committeemen; members
HCM2001 P urge enactment; department of peace
HCM2003 P* policy recission; gays in military
HCM2009 P funding; more border service ports
HCM2010 P reimbursement; unauthorized entries; state costs
HCM2011 P comprehensive immigration reform
HCM2013 P railroad rights-of-way
HCR2001 P Cesar Chavez day
HCR2011 P* civilian patrol groups
HCR2013 P wage protection; voter approval.
HCR2028 P encouraging cultural diversity
HCR2029 P Arizona DREAM act
HCR2030 P collective bargaining.
HCR2031 P labor relations; right to work
HCR2032 P legislative process
HCR2033 P term limits; four years
HCR2036 P highway user revenue fund uses
HCR2044 P health care decisions week
HCR2045 P local mandates; funding
HCR2046 P equal rights amendment; ratification.
HJR2001 P Lower Colorado basin; forbearance authority.
HM2001 P employee free choice act
SB1264 P appropriation; independent living; visually impaired
SB1438 P home loan regulations
SB1439 P mortgages; real property transfers
SB1487 P schools; special education weights; increase
SB1488 P dental care coverage; appropriations
SB1558 P appropriations; university medical programs.


P* = Prime Prime Sponsor, P = Prime Sponsor, C = Co-Sponsor