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Rep.-elect Ann KirkpatrickAnn KirkpatrickGold Star father attacked by Trump steps up role in Dem primaries House Dems highlight promising new candidates Vulnerable House incumbents build up war chests MORE (D-Ariz.-01)

DATE OF BIRTH: March 24, 1950


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 Anthony GosarOvernight Energy: Spending bill targets Pruitt | Ryan not paying 'close attention' to Pruitt controversies | Yellowstone park chief learned of dismissal through press release GOP offshore drilling proposal triggers debate Republican moves on Arizona coal plant show they don’t believe their own rhetoric MORE (R-Ariz), who took the seat from Kirkpatrick in 2010, chose to run in the 4th district after redistricting.