Kyrsten Sinema, U.S. Senator from Arizona

Kyrsten Sinema

U.S. Senator from Arizona

Kyrsten Lea Sinema was born in July 1976 in Tucson, Arizona. She earned an undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and spent seven years working in a Phoenix-area elementary school district. She received a Master of Social Work degree from Arizona State University and earned a Juris Doctor from Arizona State University College of Law. She completed a course at the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government program for senior executives and government and earned a Ph.D. in justice studies from Arizona State University. 

She became an adjunct professor of law at Arizona State and an adjunct law professor at Arizona Summit Law School.  

She served 12 total years as a member of the Arizona House of Representatives and one year in the Arizona Senate. She was elected to the United States Senate, assuming office in January 2019. 

Sinema is divorced. She was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints but left while still in college. Her religious preference is listed as unaffiliated. 

In the News…

Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona has questioned how the state of New York received the majority of a $600 million emergency fund meant to help shelter migrants leaving only $75 million for other states and municipalities having similar issues, such as Arizona.

She said, “It’s important for people to know.” She continued, “The announcement about that [funds] came out first, in a joint press release from Schumer and Jeffries — not from the White House or from FEMA.” 

“What we’re experiencing here in Arizona is matched only by what folks are experiencing in southern Texas,” Senator Sinema said. “Those are the two communities that are experiencing this crisis. The rest of the country is seeing some elements of it, but we are facing the brunt. And it is wrong and unfair that the [Shelter and Services Program] money is going to places other than south Texas and south Arizona.” 

“The fact that a yeoman’s amount of this money went to New York City, in my opinion, is wrong because they are not a border state and they are not facing the kind of pressure that we are facing here,” she said. 

“I want you to know that I am continuing to fight this,” Senator Sinema added.  

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Senator Sinema today?  You can let her know at:

The Honorable Kyrsten Sinema 
Senator from Arizona 
317 Hart Senate Office Building 
Washington, DC 20510 


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