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| Home City: Phoenix
Occupation: Small business owner and former Deputy Cabinet Secretary
Member Since: 2010
Arizona State Senator Kimberly Yee represents Arizona's 20th Legislative District, covering the areas of North Phoenix and parts of Glendale. Kimberly and her husband own a small local business in the West Valley. She is the first Asian American woman elected to serve in the Arizona Legislature in our state's history.
She serves as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Education, and as a member of the Committees on Health and Human Services, Judiciary, and Elections.
Kimberly also serves as a legislative member of the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools. She was elected to serve the leadership position of Elected National Order of Women Legislators Representative to the National Foundation of Women Legislators Board.
She was named the 2014 Hero of the Taxpayer Award, the 2013 Legislator of the Year Award by both the Arizona Optometric Association and the Arizona Association of County School Superintendents and was named "Friend of the First Amendment and a Supporter of the People's Right to Know" by the Arizona Newspapers Association. In 2013 and 2014, she was honored with the AZBio Trailblazer Award and by the Arizona Mining Association as a Friend of Mining. and was recognized in 2013 and 2014 with the AZBio Trailblazer Award and by the Arizona Mining Association as a Friend of Mining.
During her first term in office, Kimberly was the recipient of the following awards: Representative of the Year Award by the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, Friend of the Taxpayer by the Arizona Chapter of Americans for Prosperity, Leaders of the Year in Public Policy Award by the Arizona Capitol Times, Friend of the Family award by the Arizona Family Project, the 2011 Freedom of Information Award by the Arizona Newspapers Association, the 2012 School Choice Champion Award by the Arizona Council for American Private Education, the 2012 Arts Hero Award, the AZBio Trailblazer Award, and the Tech Ten Legislator Award by the Arizona Technology Council. She was also honored as one of Arizona's 48 Most Intriguing Women in a book published by the Arizona Centennial Legacy Project.
Born and raised in Arizona's 20th Legislative District, Kimberly is the former Chairman of her legislative district's Republican Committee. In 2008, she was elected as a national delegate representing her home state of Arizona at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota. She has served as an elected precinct committeewoman and a member of the Executive Guidance Committee of the Maricopa County Republican Committee.
A graduate of Pepperdine University, Kimberly earned a Bachelors Degree in English and a Bachelors Degree in Political Science. She holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Arizona State University and was the recipient of the honored Scholar-Citizen Award.
Prior to elective office, Kimberly earned a distinguished career in public policy and governmental service. She served as Director of Communications and Government Affairs for Arizona State Treasurer Dean Martin promoting fiscal conservative principles to protect taxpayers.
In 2004, Kimberly was appointed by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger as Deputy Cabinet Secretary and was a member of Governor Schwarzeneggers Cabinet. She served as the Governors liaison to the executive branch state agencies and provided policy advisement to the Governor in the areas of K-12, vocational, and higher education, state and consumer services, and labor and workforce development.
In Arizona, Kimberly served as senior staff of the Senate Committee on Education for the Arizona Legislature from 1998 to 2003 where she established long-standing professional relationships with Arizonas legislative leaders during her tenure, and gained first-hand experience in the legislative process where she drafted Arizona statutes, improving the states public education system, including charter schools, colleges and universities.
In 1997, Kimberly was appointed by Governor Pete Wilson as a policy analyst to the State Board of Education helping develop Californias academic content standards that outline what students should be able to know in various subjects by the end of each grade level. State tests are aligned with these academic standards to measure student achievement. Kimberly served as a Fellow to the prestigious California Executive Fellowship Program in 1996, and worked in the office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, specializing in child care, preschool development, and K-12 education issues.
At the federal level, Kimberly worked for the United States Department of Justice in the Fraud Section, Criminal Division in Washington, D.C. providing research and paralegal assistance. She has also provided administrative services with the Maricopa County Attorneys Office.
|Bill Number||Sponsor Type||Short Title|
|HB2217||C||extraordinary educators special plates|
|HB2393||C||state agencies; licensure; time frames|
|HB2488||P||200-day school calendar; funding.|
|HB2489||P||bonds; financing; student loans|
|HB2531||P||income tax; instant depreciation|
|HB2600||P||judicial nominees; minimum requirements; records|
|HB2608||C||EORP; closure; defined contribution|
|HB2617||C||school tuition organizations; preapproval; entities|
|HB2657||P||transaction privilege tax changes|
|HCR2036||P||Boy Scouts of America|
|SB1057||C||AHCCCS; ambulance services; rates|
|SB1090||C||dependent children; placement; grandparents; stipend|
|SB1098||P||marijuana; cultivation; county zoning|
|SB1099||P*||electronic records; state library|
|SB1101||P*||procurement code; fraud; attorney general|
|SB1102||P*||hearing aid dispensers; audiologists|
|SB1103||P*||charter schools; zoning procedures|
|SB1104||P*||charter school pupils; JTEDs|
|SB1108||C||foster home licensure; immunizations|
|SB1166||C||identifying information; former public officials|
|SB1182||P||paycheck deductions; public employers.|
|SB1204||P*||charter schools; applications; renewals; revocations|
|SB1205||P*||prisoner release money; procedures|
|SB1209||C||minors; tobacco-derived products|
|SB1266||C||illegal dumping; penalties|
|SB1293||C||schools; pilot; outcome-based funding|
|SB1294||C||grand jury; length of term|
|SB1323||P*||technical correction; school district boards|
(NOW: school district duties; buses)
|SB1332||P||lobbying; disclosures; reporting|
|SB1335||C||secretary of state; committee prohibition|
(NOW: filing officer; campaign committee; prohibition)
|SB1343||P*||girls' youth organization special plates|
|SB1349||P||paycheck deductions; employee authorization|
|SB1363||C||empowerment scholarship accounts; expansion; funding|
|SB1374||P||behavioral health examiners board|
|SB1385||C||aggravated assault; school grounds|
|SB1388||C||online candidate petition filing|
|SB1389||C||JLBC; economic impact|
|SB1440||P*||medical marijuana; advertising; labeling|
|SB1441||P*||marijuana; medical use; seizure; disposition|
|SB1442||P*||medical marijuana; child care facilities|
|SB1443||P*||marijuana; postsecondary education; medical research|
|SB1444||P*||schools; performance funding|
|SB1445||P*||school and school district accountability|
|SB1446||P*||schools; student level data|
|SB1447||P*||ADE; school finance revisions|
|SB1448||P*||charter schools; teacher evaluations; confidentiality|
|SB1449||P*||schools; graduation; personal finance; entrepreneurship|
|SB1450||P*||school districts; FERPA violations; penalty|
|SB1451||P*||alternative teacher development program; appropriation|
|SB1452||P*||class action lawsuits|
|SB1453||P*||witness testimony; qualified immunity|
|SB1454||P*||campaign finance; in-kind contributions; disclosures|
|SB1455||P*||exchange teachers; technical correction|
|SB1456||P*||technical correction; textbook purchase|
|SB1457||P*||night schools; technical correction|
|SB1458||P*||technical correction; early voting|
|SB1459||P*||health services; monitoring; technical correction|
|SB1460||P*||accountable health plans; technical correction|
|SB1461||P*||technical correction; guardians|
|SB1462||P*||unemployment insurance; technical correction|
|SB1463||C||counties; flood control districts; rules|
|SCR1020||C||Sheriff Larry Dever; death resolution|
|SCR1021||C||death resolution; Bill Konopnicki|
|SR1004||C||death resolution; Bud Strom|