Kirkpatrick, Ann, 1950-

Variant names

Hide Profile

Ann Leila Kirkpatrick (born March 24, 1950) is an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, she has served as the U.S. Representative from Arizona's 2nd congressional district since 2019. She previously represented Arizona's 1st congressional district from 2009 to 2011 and again from 2013 to 2017. On March 12, 2021, Kirkpatrick announced she would not seek re-election in 2022.

Born in McNary, Arizona and raised there and in nearby Pinetop-Lakeside, she graduated from Blue Ridge High School before earning a B.A. from the University of Arizona. After a brief experience as a teacher, Kirkpatrick decided to go to law school. In 1979, she earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Arizona College of Law. In 1980, she was elected as Coconino County's first woman deputy county attorney. Kirkpatrick later served as city attorney for Sedona, Arizona. She was a member of the Flagstaff Water Commission. In 2004, she taught Business Law and Ethics at Coconino County Community College. In 2004, Kirkpatrick was elected to represent the 2nd legislative district and took office in January 2005. Kirkpatrick was elected to a second term in the state House in 2006. She resigned from the state House in July 2007 to run for the Democratic nomination in Arizona's 1st congressional district.

Kirkpatrick was elected to the U.S. House in November 2008, losing her seat two years later. After redistricting following the 2010 census made the 1st district more Democratic, Kirkpatrick successfully ran for her old seat in 2012; she was re-elected in 2014. In 2015, announced her candidacy for the United States Senate seat in Arizona held by Republican John McCain; she lost by nearly 13 points. In 2018, Kirkpatrick successfully ran for the seat in Arizona's 2nd congressional district to replace outgoing Republican Martha McSally, she was re-elected in 2020. Kirkpatrick characterizes herself as pro-choice. She voted for the Affordable Care Act and has voted against numerous attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act and to defund Planned Parenthood. Kirkpatrick is one of 106 cosponsors of Pramila Jayapal's Medicare for All bill. Kirkpatrick has called for "national, comprehensive reform" of United States immigration policy. She supports increased border patrol funding, installation of a ground-based radar system often referred to as a "smart fence", and a temporary-worker program, and temporary protections for some of those living illegally in the United States. Prior to the 2011 Tucson shooting, Kirkpatrick was described as "an ardent gun rights supporter"; by 2016, she was demanding action by Congress to address gun violence.

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
memberOf Arizona. Legislature. House of Representatives corporateBody
alumnusOrAlumnaOf Arizona, University of corporateBody
memberOf United States. Congress. House person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Tucson AZ US
Navajo County AZ US
Sedona AZ US
Pinetop-Lakeside AZ US
Subject
Occupation
Professors (teacher)
Representatives, U.S. Congress
State Representative
Teachers
Lawyers
Activity

Person

Birth 1950-03-24

Female

Americans

Chinese,

English

Related Descriptions
Information

Permalink: http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6f8744q

Ark ID: w6f8744q

SNAC ID: 85677149