Kyrsten Sinema

Ben Cardin




RACE SUMMARY: Former Rep Kyrsten Sinema challenged former Rep Martha McSally for this seat held by retiring Senator Jeff Flake (R). 

VOTING RECORD:  Project Vote Smart,



PARTY: Democrat

BORN: 7/12/1976

EDUCATION: Arizona State University (PhD), Arizona State University (JD), Arizona State University (MSW), Brigham Young University (BA)

OCCUPATION: Lawyer, Social Worker, Professor

FAMILY: Single


  • U.S. Senate (2019-present)
  • U.S. House of Representatives (2012-2018)
  • Representative, Arizona State House of Representatives (2004-2010)


  • Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs 
  • Commerce, Science, and Transportation 
  • Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 
  • Veterans' Affairs 

Elected to Senate: 2018



  • Supports a two-state solution, and believes the U.S. must play a role in acheiving that solution through bilateral negotiations
  • Believes in Israel's right to self-defense
  • Strong supporter of U.S. military and economic aid to Israel, and strong U.S.-Israel relationship


  • Supports Roe v. Wade
  • Stands with  and supported byPlanned Parenthood
  • 100% rating from Planned Parenthood
  • Believes a woman's health choice should be private, and that women should have equal access to healthcare and health insurance
  • Opposes the attempts to roll back contraceptive coverage under the ACA


In Her Own Words

“The United States and Israel have been allies for more than 60 years, and this relationship, born of common values, must continue to be strong. Our friendship is rooted in our mutual respect for democratic values, human rights and religious freedom.” 1 

"My first job was at a domestic violence shelter where I worked with rape and domestic violence survivors. In that job, I learned that sexual harassment, assault and abuse are always about power and the abuse of power. This behavior is always wrong." 2

"It is wrong for politicians to use women's health for political points." 3

SOURCES: 1) Israel Policy Paper  2) Project VoteSmart  3)

Interesting Facts

Is an ultramarathoner - completed the Ironman triathalon.

Was named one of Time magazine's "40 Under 40" in 2010.