Kyrsten Sinema

Ben Cardin

U.S. SENATOR KYRSTEN SINEMA

D - ARIZONA

 

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, Govtrack.us

 

BIOGRAPHY POLITICAL CAREER

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

CAREER:

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

Elected to Senate: 2018

 

 

ISRAEL


  • 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

CHOICE


  • 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) Sinema.house.gov

Interesting Facts


Is an ultramarathoner - completed the Ironman triathalon.

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