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New lawmaker profile: Rep. Kate Brophy McGee, R-Phoenix

Rep. Kate Brophy McGee, R-Phoenix (Cronkite News Service photo)

Rep. Kate Brophy McGee, R-Phoenix (Cronkite News Service photo)

Name: Kate Brophy McGee

Chamber: House of Representatives

Party: Republican

Profession: Former banker and stay-at-home mother.

Hometown: Phoenix (North Central).

Legislative District: No. 11, which includes the northern part of central Phoenix, Sunnyslope, Arcadia, Paradise Valley and western Scottsdale.

Committee Assignments: Energy and Natural Resources (vice chair); Health and Human Services; Agriculture and Water.

Previous or Current Elected Offices: Member of the Washington Elementary School District Governing Board, 1999-2008; member of the Arizona School Facilities Board, 2001-2006 (chair from 2005-2006); precinct committee member of the District 11 Republican Committee.

Highlights of Community Involvement: Central Republican Women’s Club; Sunnyslope Graffiti Fighters; member of the Dean’s Advisory Board of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers’ College, Arizona State University.

Why He Ran: “Now that my three sons are grown … I would like them to come back to Arizona when they complete their education. I want them to find good jobs here and settle down and raise their families.”

His Focus: “We need high-quality jobs. We need lots of them. As part of creating those jobs and creating the stability within the state to keep and grow those jobs, we have to balance the budget.”

A Bill: HB 2549, which would make “The Grand Canyon State” Arizona’s official nickname.

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Reporting by Ashley Slaney, Cronkite News Service

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