District 1 - Democrat
Arizona born and raised, Ann Kirkpatrick's earliest roots are found in Eastern Arizona in McNary on the White Mountain Apache Nation. Her father ran a general store and her mother was a schoolteacher. They taught Ann the value of hard work and giving back to her community. Ann graduated from Blue Ridge High School in the White Mountains and then worked her way through the University of Arizona, earning a bachelor's degree and then a law degree from the University of Arizona College of Law.
After earning her law degree, Ann served the people of Greater Arizona in a wide variety of positions. First, in 1980, she became Coconino County's first female Deputy County Attorney, cracking down on criminals and protecting neighborhoods and families in Northern Arizona. Then Ann served the people of Sedona as City Attorney. And in 2004, she began teaching Business Law and Ethics at Coconino Community College.Read More