PHOENIX — Rep. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona secured another term in the House of Representatives Tuesday, defeating her challenger in the race to represent the state’s 9th Congressional district.
A lifelong fighter for equality, Sinema has campaigned against measures to ban the recognition of same-sex marriages in Arizona.
Growing up in Arizona to a working class family, Sinema completed her undergraduate studies at Brigham Young University and earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from Arizona State University.
In 1999, Sinema became a social worker and dedicated herself to helping struggling families.
She would go on to earn her Juris Doctor from Arizona State University College of Law in 2004 and a Ph.D in Justice Studies from Arizona State in 2012.