Press Releases

CONGRESSWOMAN KYRSTEN SINEMA RAISES $333,062 IN FIRST QUARTER

April 11th, 2013

Phoenix, AZ — Kyrsten Sinema for Congress raised $333,062 in the first three months of 2013, leaving the freshman Congresswoman’s re-election committee with over $300,000 on hand.

Sinema’s 2012 campaign raised and spent roughly $2.1 million in a period of ten months, triumphing over the more than $3 million of negative TV ads which were run against her in the Phoenix media market. In the 2014 election, Sinema’s strong fundraising prepares her campaign to blunt another negative TV onslaught.

“We are off to a strong start on the strength of Sinema’s grassroots support in the community,” said Tim Oyen, Finance Director for Kyrsten Sinema for Congress. “She spends so much time visiting with businesspeople and community leaders in Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Ahwatukee, Sunnyslope, Arcadia and Central Phoenix. We’re going to continue to work hard at this.”

Sinema Gets To Work, Meets With Bipartisan Group of Mayors

December 20th, 2012

Tempe, AZ — On Wednesday, Representative-elect Kyrsten Sinema convened a meeting of mayors of cities within Congressional District Nine. In attendance were Mayor Greg Stanton of Phoenix, Mayor Mark Mitchell of Tempe, Mayor Scott Smith of Mesa and representatives of Mayor Jay Tibshraeny from Chandler.

The group met at the East Valley Veterans Education Center to discuss the vital importance of working across party lines in local and federal governments. Sinema asked each mayor for a briefing on their most immediate priorities heading into 2013. Among topics discussed were: the looming fiscal cliff, access to federal grants and the major industries within CD9.

“We’re going to hit the ground running,” said Sinema regarding her reason for requesting the meeting. “It’s important that we begin these partnerships early and set a standard for cross-partisan work between our cities and our congressional delegation. Families who are struggling in Arizona are anxious to see solutions from the upcoming Congress and there’s no time to waste.” Read More »

SINEMA NAMED TO FINANCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE IN FRESHMAN TERM

December 20th, 2012

Washington D.C. — Representative-elect Kyrsten Sinema was named to the House Committee on Financial Services today by the House Democratic Policy and Steering Committee. The Committee, which oversees agencies pertaining to the economy, is largely comprised of more senior members. Sinema’s being named to the Committee is a rare distinction for freshman members.

“It will be an honor to serve on the Financial Services Committee and a great responsibility to work to rebuild Arizona’s middle class,” said Sinema. “Arizona has faced the toughest foreclosure crisis in the country. As a child, I experienced this with my family when we became homeless. My family worked hard to find a home and make it to the middle class.

“The same thing is happening to families today all across Arizona. Families who are struggling have found that the gridlocked Congress has stalled on any real solutions. I’m ready for this challenge and will work with anyone from any party to help move our economy forward.” Read More »

FINAL TALLY SHOWS SINEMA WITH DECISIVE 10,251 VOTE ADVANTAGE

November 21st, 2012

Phoenix, AZ – On Tuesday, the Maricopa County Elections Department announced that it had completed counting the final early and provisional ballots from the November 6th election.

Of the 250,494 votes cast for the CD9 race, Kyrsten Sinema earned 121,881 votes and 111,630 votes went to her opponent Vernon Parker. Final vote counts showed that Sinema had a decisive 10,251 vote lead or 4.1 point advantage over Parker.

Voters unaffiliated with the two major parties make up the greatest share of voter registration in the district, but Republicans outnumber every other party, outnumbering Democrats by more than 10,000 registrants. Early voting data shows that Republicans outperformed Democrats in turnout for this election. Sinema’s four-point victory in this district demonstrates her powerful appeal across party lines.

Sinema’s campaign raised more than $2 million to communicate to voters in the district. Outraised two-to-one, Sinema’s opponent relied heavily on help from outside groups. In the final weeks of the election, outside groups spent more than four million dollars in negative advertising targeting Sinema.

The campaign’s field program operated out of five coordinated offices in Phoenix, Tempe, Ahwatukee and Scottsdale. The operation knocked on more than 40,000 doors in the final five days of the election and made hundreds of thousands of phone calls to targeted voters.

SINEMA STATEMENT ON WINNING ARIZONA’S NINTH DISTRICT

November 12th, 2012

Phoenix, AZ — Kyrsten Sinema released the following statement following the AP’s calling of the AZ09 race in her favor:

“I am grateful for the honor and the opportunity to serve the people of Arizona again. My job is to represent all of the people in CD9 whether they voted for me or not. The voters have given us a clear ‘to do’ list – work to fix our economy, reduce our ballooning debt and better protect the middle class. I am eager to get to work and I intend to team up with anyone of any party who is willing to help change Congress and move our country forward.”

SUNDAY VOTE COUNT UPDATE INCREASES SINEMA’S LEAD TO NEARLY THREE PERCENT

November 11th, 2012

Phoenix, AZ — Kyrsten Sinema for Congress released the following statement regarding today’s vote count results:

“On Sunday, after additional votes were tallied by the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office, Sinema increased her lead by an additional 1,079 votes. Sunday’s total brings Sinema’s lead to 5,789 over Parker, or 2.8%. We look forward to the remaining votes being counted and Kyrsten Sinema being sworn into Congress next year.”

Votes Counted Saturday Favor Sinema

November 10th, 2012

Phoenix, AZ – Kyrsten Sinema for Congress released the following statement regarding today’s vote count results:

“For the fourth day in a row, vote counting in AZ09 has led to Kyrsten Sinema increasing her lead over Vernon Parker. She now leads by 4,710 votes, or roughly 2.5 percent of votes counted. We look forward to the remaining votes being counted and Kyrsten Sinema being sworn into Congress next year.”

Sinema Lead Continues to Grow

November 9th, 2012

Phoenix, AZ — Kyrsten Sinema for Congress released the following statement after Maricopa County updated election results this evening:

“Today our lead continued to grow, and now Kyrsten Sinema leads the race by 4,068 votes. We will continue to watch the vote-counting closely.

“We remain confident that as more ballots are counted, our lead may go up and down, but that in the end, Kyrsten Sinema will be declared the winner.”

Thursday Update: Sinema Lead Continues to Grow

November 8th, 2012

Phoenix, AZ — Kyrsten Sinema for Congress released the following statement in response to the updated vote counts this evening:

“Today, with 12,658 more ballots counted, Kyrsten Sinema’s lead over Vernon Parker grew to 3,842 votes, or 2.1 percent of the 182,433 ballots counted so far. There are tens of thousands more early ballots to count, as well as some number of provisional ballots.

“We remain confident that as more ballots are counted, our lead may go up and down, but that in the end, Kyrsten Sinema will be declared the winner.”

Kyrsten Sinema for Congress Releases Statement on Growing Lead in AZ09

November 8th, 2012

Phoenix, AZ — Kyrsten Sinema for Congress released the following statement on the updated election results released on Wednesday night, November 7th by the Maricopa County Elections Department:

“We are pleased to see our lead grow to 2,715 votes as additional early votes were counted yesterday. Kyrsten Sinema has won the early vote so far, as well as the election-day vote.

“With tens of thousands of ballots remaining to be counted, we expect to see ups and downs over the next several days. In the end, we are confident that final counts will show Kyrsten Sinema to be the highest vote-getter and she will be sworn into Congress in January.”