Sandra Kennedy

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Sandra Kennedy
Member of the Arizona Corporation Commission
Assumed office
January 7, 2019
Governor Doug Ducey
Preceded by Thomas Forese
In office
January 5, 2009 January 7, 2013
Governor Jan Brewer
Preceded by Mike Gleason
Succeeded by Susan Bitter Smith
Member of the Arizona Senate
from the 23rd district
In office
January 1, 1993 December 31, 2000
Member of the ArizonaHouseofRepresentatives
from the 23rd district
In office
January 1, 1987 December 31, 1992
Personal details
Born (1957-12-25) December 25, 1957 (age 61)
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Education Maricopa County Community College
Arizona State University, Tempe

Sandra Kennedy, is an American politician serving on the Arizona Corporation Commission since 2019. Kennedy was first elected to the commission in 2008 but was defeated for re-election in 2012. She ran again for the commission in 2014, but was defeated in the general election. [1] In the 2018 elections she was elected back to the commission. Kennedy served as a member of the state senate from 1992 to 1998 and in the Arizona House of Representatives from 1986 to 1992. [2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Gleason
Member of the Arizona Corporation Commission
Succeeded by
Susan Bitter Smith
Preceded by
Thomas Forese
Member of the Arizona Corporation Commission