Martha McSally

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Martha McSally
United States Senator
from Arizona
In office
January 3, 2019 – December 2, 2020
Appointed byDoug Ducey
Preceded byJon Kyl
Succeeded byMark Kelly
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arizona's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 2015 – January 3, 2019
Preceded byRon Barber
Succeeded byAnn Kirkpatrick
Personal details
Martha Elizabeth McSally

(1966-03-22) March 22, 1966 (age 57)
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Donald Henry
(m. 1997; annulled 1999)
EducationUnited States Air Force Academy (BS)
Harvard University (MPP)
WebsiteSenate website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Air Force
Years of service1988–2010
Rank Colonel
Commands354th Fighter Squadron
Battles/warsOperation Southern Watch
Operation Allied Force
Operation Enduring Freedom

Martha Elizabeth McSally (born March 22, 1966) is an American politician. She is a member of the Republican Party. McSally was the United States Senator from Arizona from January 3, 2019 to December 2, 2020. She was a U.S. Representative for Arizona's 2nd congressional district from January 2015 to January 2019. McSally is a retired United States Air Force Colonel.

Senate career[change | change source]

In January 2018, McSally announced that she was entering the 2018 race to succeed retiring Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Flake.[1] She won the Republican nomination in August 2018 but lost to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema in the general election.

After the Senate election, U.S. Senator Jon Kyl announced his resignation from the state's other seat. Governor Doug Ducey then announced that McSally would Kyl.[2] This made McSally the second woman to be chosen to serve as a U.S. Senator from Arizona, and made Arizona one of the few states with two women serving as its senators.[3]

In November 2020, McSally lost her re-election to Democrat astronaut Mark Kelly.

References[change | change source]

  1. Nowicki, Dan; Hansen, Ronald J. (2018-01-12). "Arizona Rep. Martha McSally announces she's running for Senate". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  2. Pappas, Alex (December 18, 2018). "Rep. Martha McSally appointed by Arizona governor to Senate seat held by John McCain". Fox News. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  3. "Martha McSally will be appointed to John McCain's Senate seat". azcentral. Retrieved December 18, 2018.

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