Kyrsten will become the first openly bisexual member of the U.S. Senate
Kyrsten was born in Tucson, Arizona and faced challenges growing up as her family struggled to overcome poverty. Her experiences taught Kyrsten lessons of personal responsibility and working hard to achieve the American dream. After working with students and families in Sunnyslope, Kyrsten’s commitment to service led her to the Arizona legislature where she advocated for veterans, children’s health care, and education. When she was elected to Congress in 2012, Kyrsten won by 4 percentage points, outperforming the top of the ticket in a swing district. Kyrsten has been reelected by double-digits ever since. Her Maricopa County-based congressional district reflects the statewide electorate, with the largest percentage of statewide voters identifying as “Independent.” Now in her 3rd term as U.S. Congresswoman for Arizona’s 9th Congressional District, Kyrsten brings passion, knowledge, and dedication to her job. Kyrsten is a part-time professor at Arizona State University, her alma mater, and also is an accomplished triathlete, having completed two full IRONMANs and several halfs.
Importance of Candidacy:
- Kyrsten will be the first openly bisexual member of the U.S. Senate.
- Only the second openly LGBTQ member of the U.S. Senate.
- She will be the first female Senator from Arizona.