Home City: Prescott Occupation: Small Business Owner Member Since:
Senator Karen Fann was elected in November of 2016 to represent Legislative District 1, which covers 8,000 square smiles throughout Yavapai County and portions of Maricopa County.
She previously served this district from 2011 to 2016 as a State Representative. Karen moved to Prescott at the age of four and has been a life-long Republican. She continues to represent her
community by serving as a precinct committeeman and is a member of the Rotary International and Elks. Senator Fann currently serves as the Vice-Chair of both the Finance Committee and the
Transportation and Technology Committee and as a member of the Natural Resources, Energy and Water Committee..
Senator Fann's previous experience includes:
2011-2016 Arizona House of Representatives
Chairman, Transportation Committee
Chairman, Insurance Committee
Member, Agriculture, Water and Lands
Member, County and Municipal Affairs
2002-2009 Town of Chino Valley Mayor and Councilman
2007-2009 BQAZ Statewide Transportation Board
2005-2009 Chairman and Board, Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization (CYMPO)
2006-2009 Chairman and Board, Upper Verde River Watershed Protection Coalition
2005-2008 Governors Rural Water Legislative Study Committee
2002-2007 and 1992-1994 Northern Council of Governments (NACOG)
1992-1995 Prescott City Mayor Pro Tem and Councilman
1993-2002 President and Board, Prescott/Tri City Town Hall
1994-1996 Chairman, Governors Commission on Non-Traditional Employment for Women
Karen is the owner and CEO of a highway construction company specializing in the installation of guardrail and signs throughout the State of Arizona, which recently celebrated its 33rd business
anniversary. Her business was started in 1984 with $500 and has grown steadily to become Arizona's largest guardrail company, with 40 employees. Karen is a licensed contractor with the Arizona
Registrar of Contractors, past president of Yavapai County Contractors Association and past president of Prescott Chapter National Association of Women in Construction. Her previous work includes
four years of legal experience, 10 years of airport/airline experience and as a licensed Arizona realtor.
In addition to the guardrail company, Karen and her husband Jim owned and operated the equine facility FANN-M Ranch for nine years. The FANN-M Ranch provided services to boarded horses, produced
equine competitions and worked with local 4-H clubs and other nonprofit organizations for community fundraisers.