Kris will be the first out LGBTQ Attorney General in Arizona history!
Kris Mayes is one of Arizona’s strongest consumer advocates, a leader who has distinguished herself as a fighter for families in a lifetime of public service.
During her time as an Arizona Corporation Commissioner, Kris created tens of thousands of high-paying jobs, saved Arizona consumers tens of billions of dollars, and fought climate change by requiring utilities to produce more clean energy. Kris worked to preserve Arizona’s increasingly threatened water resources by overseeing one of the largest expansions of utility water conservation programs in state history. Kris also pushed utilities to stop spending ratepayer money on corporate bonuses and advertising, in an effort to keep rates low.
Kris also ordered the violators of Arizona’s securities laws to pay fines and tens of millions of dollars in restitution to victims. She took on one of the biggest gasoline pipeline companies in America and persuaded its CEO to repair or replace most of the company’s 617 miles of pipelines in Arizona after a major line ruptured in Tucson.
Born and raised on a tree farm in Prescott, Kris attended public schools with her brother and sister. Her parents worked as a pharmacist and a teacher, taking care of the farm on nights and weekends. Since 2010, she has worked as a senior sustainability scientist at ASU’s School of Global Sustainability and teaches a course on energy law for the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. Kris lives in Phoenix with her daughter Hattie.