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New lawmaker profile: Rep. Kimberly Yee, R-Phoenix

Rep. Kimberly Yee, R-Phoenix (Cronkite News Service photo)

Rep. Kimberly Yee, R-Phoenix (Cronkite News Service photo)

Name: Kimberly Yee

Chamber: House of Representatives

Party: Republican

Profession: A series of state government jobs, including director of communications and government affairs for former Arizona Treasurer Dean Martin and deputy cabinet secretary for former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Hometown: Phoenix (Northwest)

Legislative District: No. 10, which stretches from Glendale to the Phoenix Mountain Preserve.

Committee Assignments: Education (vice chair); Health and Human Services; and Employment and Regulatory Affairs.

Previous or Current Elected Offices: Precinct committee member for District 10 Republican Committee, chair of the District 10 Republicans, Arizona delegate to the 2008 Republican National Convention.

Highlights of Community Involvement: Arizona Girl Scouts-Cactus Pine Council, Pepperdine University Alumni Association.

Why She Ran: “I ran for office because … I really felt strongly that we needed someone we could trust and someone that [knows] the process … and I just felt that I had the skill set to bring to the table.”

Her Focus: “There are so many people I’ve spoken with … who are dealing with the job shortage that we have. Their call during the campaign was, ‘Please bring more jobs to Arizona.’”

A Bill: HB 2415 would, among other provisions, require schools to implement stronger policies to protect students who are victims of bullying.
Reporting by Ashley Slaney, Cronkite News Service

One comment

  1. Thank you for HB2415.
    Pls consider including bullying of students by teachers and administrators.
    Students are not the only perps.

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