Our “Get To Know Your Candidate” series continues. This issue San Tan Times highlights Republican candidate for Treasurer Kimberly Yee. She is going up against Democratic candidate Mark Manoil. As we have done throughout this process, we will highlight both party candidates for each position that is up for election. We will be highlighting Mark Manoil in Wednesday’s edition of San Tan Times. 

San Tan Times likes to provide information straight from the candidate and allow our readers to decide if this candidate is right for them. Unfortunately, Yee does not hit upon any platform ideas or issues that she will address if she is elected. What she offers is an extensive “About Kimberly.” 

About Kimberly Yee 

Arizona Roots, Homegrown Leadership 

Kimberly Yee is a native of Phoenix, Arizona, and was born and raised in the 20th Legislative District, the area she has represented in the Arizona Legislature since 2010. She currently serves as the Arizona Senate Majority Leader and was elected to this leadership position by her Republican colleagues. Senator Yee is the second woman to serve as Senate Majority Leader since U.S. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor served the position in the Arizona Senate in 1973. Kimberly Yee is the first Asian American woman elected to serve in the Arizona Legislature in the state’s history. 

Arizona Trailblazer 

Senator Yee proudly represented Arizona as a featured speaker on the stage during the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Additionally, the Republican National Committee named Senator Yee a “Rising Star” at the 2014 Winter Meeting in Washington, D.C. and she has been described  as “a tremendous impact on our party and who will play a major role in shaping our party’s future.” 

Education

Kimberly Yee is a graduate of Pepperdine University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Bachelor’s Degree in English. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Arizona State University’s School of Public Affairs and was the recipient of the honored Scholar-Citizen Award. Kimberly’s graduate education in public administration prepared her for executive-level leadership in the public sector, agency administration and analyzing public budgets.

Legislative Experience 

Senate Majority Leader Yee currently serves as Chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee and Vice Chairman of the Rules Committee. In addition to those leadership positions, she serves as a member of the Senate Committee on Education, the Committee on Health and Human Services, the Joint Legislative Budget Committee and the Joint Committee on Capital Review. She formerly served on the committees on Finance, Judiciary and Elections, and the Joint Legislative Income Tax Credit Review Committee. She has 22 years of experience working with public sector agencies and researching and analyzing public budgets.

National Recognition 

Recently, Senator Yee was selected as one of 25 outstanding elected women leaders from across the nation to join Governing Institute’s 2018 Women in Government Leadership Class. In 2016, Senator Yee was named among the nation’s “25 Most Influential Women in State Politics” by Congressional Quarterly’s Roll Call, the leading media organization covering Congress. Senator Yee was also chosen among the nation’s “Emerging Leaders” by GOPAC, the largest Republican state and local political training organization. She now serves on GOPAC ‘s Legislative Leaders Advisory Board.

Family Values 

Kimberly is blessed to be a wife, mother and small business owner. She and her husband own a small local business in the West Valley. Kimberly is a pro-life Christian woman of faith with conservative values who has been endorsed by Center for Arizona Policy Action which supports candidates with a strong voting record on life, marriage and family and religious freedom. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and volunteers in her church and community. She is the daughter of a public school teacher who taught elementary school in Arizona for over 38 years and an Army veteran small business owner. 

Republican Grassroots Leadership 

Kimberly is the former Chairman of her legislative district’s Republican Committee. She has served for many years as an elected precinct committeeman and state committeeman. In 2008, she was elected as a national delegate representing her home state of Arizona at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota. 

Public Service 

Kimberly Yee has committed her professional life to public service for 22 years and has served under the executive administrations of two Republican governors and a state treasurer. 

For additional information regarding Kimberly Yee and her campaign, go online at: 

kimberlyyee.com
facebook.com/votekimberlyyee
twitter.com/KimberlyYeeAZ
ballotpedia.org/Kimberly_Yee 

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