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Arizona State Legislature
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Forty-ninth Legislature - First Regular Session
  Kyrsten Sinema

Kyrsten Sinema
Assistant Minority Leader

District 15

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 321
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-5058
Fax Number: (602) 417-3015


Kyrsten Sinema serves as the Assistant Leader to the Democratic Caucus in the House of Representatives and represents central Phoenix in the Arizona Legislature. Now in her third term, she is the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee and the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee.

Kyrsten holds both a law degree and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Arizona State University, and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in the School of Justice and Social Inquiry at ASU. She is an adjunct professor in the School of Social Work at ASU and practices law when not in session. Kyrsten also serves as faculty for the Center for Progressive Leadership, teaching tomorrow’s community leaders about the political process.

Kyrsten has worked on initiatives in Arizona and around the country for a number of years, and in 2006 chaired Arizona Together, the first and only successful effort in the country to defeat a same-sex marriage ballot initiative. In 2008, she chaired Protect Arizona’s Freedom, the coalition that defeated Ward Connerly’s effort to place an initiative on the state ballot to eliminate equal opportunity programs. She continues to consult with political groups around the nation on electoral and legislative strategy.

Kyrsten serves on numerous community and national boards, including as Board President of Community Outreach and Advocacy for Refugees, the YWCA of Maricopa County, Center for Progressive Leadership, and theYoung Elected Officials’ Network. Kyrsten is the recipient of awards for her political leadership, including the NAACP Civil Rights Award, Az Hispanic Community Forum Friend of the Year, Planned Parenthood Legislative CHOICE Award, Sierra Club’s Most Valuable Player, and the Az Public Health Association Legislator of the Year.

Kyrsten’s first book, Unite and Conquer: How to Build Coalitions that Win and Last, will be released in July 2009 by Berrett-Koehler Publishers.


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HB2138 P graffiti implements; unlawful possession; minors
HB2139 P clean elections; qualifying period
HB2141 P homeowners' associations; sun screens
HB2147 P* bill of rights monument; completion
HB2148 P* human trafficking; violation
HB2149 P* drop houses; forgery; human smuggling
HB2150 P* animals; fighting.
HB2151 P* human trafficking coordinating council
HB2152 P* human trafficking; liability; victim services
HB2153 P* juveniles; interrogations; electronic recording
HB2154 P* homicide interrogations; electronic recording
HB2282 P* equine tripping; violation
HB2457 P university athletic facilities district
HB2469 P aggressive dogs; muzzles
HB2483 P elected officials; officeholder expenses; accounts
HB2508 P central state repository; crime information
HB2513 P reverse mortgages
HB2521 P university tuition; fund sweeps; prohibition
HB2539 P off-highway vehicles; minors; restrictions
HB2542 P* planned communities; energy saving devices
HB2543 P* unmarried couples; responsibilities.
HB2544 P* schools; sex education
HB2547 P housing trust fund; donations
HB2550 P possessing dangerous wildlife; prohibited
HB2552 P sentencing; prohibited possessors
HB2565 P perinatal mood disorder; educational information
HB2601 P foreclosures; limitation; affidavit
HB2603 P clean elections; amendments
  (NOW: amendments; clean elections
HB2606 P* civil rights; discrimination; employment
HB2624 P* initiative reform; statutory measures
HCR2033 P* initiative and referendum reform
HCR2036 P supporting the citizens of Iran
HR2001 P David Hurt; death resolution
SB1311 P end-of-life options; right to know
SB1312 P perinatal mood disorder study committee
SB1344 C elections; photo identification; address
SB1410 P schools; harassment; bullying; protected classes.
SB1411 C seat belt violations
SB1412 P real estate transfers; disclosures
SB1413 P foreclosure sales; notice to tenants
SB1414 P theft; catalytic converter
SB1415 P liquor; restaurant licenses; insurance report
SCR1028 P health care decisions week
SCR1029 P perinatal mood disorders
SCR1045 P death resolution; Jake Flake


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