By The Hill Staff - 11/14/12 12:33 AM EST
DATE OF BIRTH: March 24, 1950
BIRTHPLACE: McNary, Ariz.
RESIDENCE: Flagstaff, Ariz.
EDUCATION: B.A. and J.D. from the University of Arizona
PREVIOUS OFFICE HELD: House of Representatives, 2009-2011
FAMILY: Husband, Roger; two children
Ann Kirkpatrick won back her 1st district seat after being ousted in the 2010 Republican wave. Redistricting made her seat friendlier to Democrats ahead of the 2012 election.
Kirkpatrick has resided in Arizona her entire life. She was born in McNary and attended the University of Arizona for both her undergraduate and law degree. As a member of Congress, she served on three committees — Homeland Security, Small Business and Veterans’ Affairs.
Previously, Kirkpatrick served in the Arizona House of Representatives, where she was the ranking member of the Ways and Means Committee.
Both party committees and outside groups spent heavily on this open contest.
The seat opened when Rep. Paul GosarPaul GosarHouse Republicans offer amendments to restrict IRS powers Overnight Finance: Republicans move to block overtime rule | House, Senate split on IRS cuts | Yellen heading back before Congress House passes 6B defense spending bill MORE (R-Ariz), who took the seat from Kirkpatrick in 2010, chose to run in the 4th district after redistricting.