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

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References

  1. https://web.archive.org/web/20141110015829/http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/AZ/53314/148787/Web01/en/summary.html
  2. "About". kennedyacc2018.com.
Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Gleason
Member of the Arizona Corporation Commission
2009–2013
Succeeded by
Susan Bitter Smith
Preceded by
Thomas Forese
Member of the Arizona Corporation Commission
2019–present
Incumbent