Ann Kirkpatrick

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Ann Kirkpatrick currently serves the 1st Congressional District of Arizona.

Ann Kirkpatrick has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 1st district of the state of Arizona, since 2009 (map).

Positions, record and controversies


  • reduce prices of "basic necessities"
  • affordable healthcare
  • investment in infrastructure and renewable energy
  • create jobs

Middle Class

  • disadvantaged
  • permanent tax cuts for 86 million families

Gas Prices

  • utilize America's potential oil resources
  • keep American oil for America, not to be shared with China
  • ultimate goal: discover and expand renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power to increase U.S. independence, reduce energy spending, and stimulate new jobs in Arizona


  • increase teachers' salaries
  • voluntary all day kindergarten
  • early education
  • improve access to resources for school districts
  • undo negative effects of No Child Left Behind Act

Universal Health Care

  • reform harmful practices of insurance companies
  • expand S-CHIP to provide doctor care to children
  • Medicare reform: government should help reduce prescription drug costs

War in Iraq

  • return troops "as soon as responsibly possible" and with input from military leaders
  • money for Iraq should go to struggling U.S. economy
  • Iraqi government responsible for furthering progress
  • allocate resources to combating terrorist groups like Al Qaeda, the Taliban, Osama bin Laden, among other entities


  • improve border security
  • increase resources and technologies for border patrols
  • "Smart Fence"
  • penalize employers who consciously hire illegal immigrants
  • requirements for illegal immigrants who want legal status: employment, English-speaking, pay fine, wait their turn; criminal illegal immigrants should be deported

Second Amendment

  • supports Constitutional right
  • introduce gun education to public schools
  • lessen punishments for law-abiding citizens holding concealed weapons without permits [1]


Kirkpatrick is currently a member of the Arizona House of Representatives.[1]


Ann Kirkpatrick was born in McNary, Arizona on the White Mountain Apache nation. After graduating from Blue Ridge High School, she attended the University of Arizona and the University of Arizona College of Law.

2008 elections

Kirkpatrick won the Democratic nomination in 2008, and was seeking to replace retiring incumbent Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Ariz.). She defeated Sydney Ann Hay in the November 4, 2008 general election.[2]

Committees and affiliations


Kirkpatrick will be assigned committees if and when she is elected to Congress.


More background data


Articles and resources

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External resources

External articles

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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Committees: House Committee on Homeland Security, House Committee on Small Business
110th Congress
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Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 4, 2008
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2009
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
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Freshman Member?
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Arizona State Legislature
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1. 240 South Montezuma Street #101, Prescott, AZ 86303
Phone: 928-445-3434 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              928-445-3434      end_of_the_skype_highlighting / Fax: 928-445-4160

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Date of Birth: March 24, 1950