RELEASE: Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema heads into 2016 with $1.65 million cash on handJanuary 15, 2016
Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema heads into 2016 with $1.65 million cash on hand
PHOENIX – Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) raised $431,836.26 in the fourth quarter of 2015, ending the year with $1,649,182.44 on hand.
“I am grateful for the support we receive from Arizonans, and am honored to continue serving our state. I am working to find bipartisan solutions to make our country safer, ensure veterans get the care they need and deserve, create good jobs and grow our economy,” said Sinema.
PHOENIX — This past Saturday, Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema, D-AZ, became the first sitting member of Congress to not only compete in, but complete the Ironman World Championship, according to a recent press release.
With a personal record of 15 hours and 2 minutes, Sinema finished the Ironman in Kona, Hawaii. The race consisted of a 2.4-mile ocean swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a full 26.2-mile marathon.
In conjunction to the race, Sinema also raised $35,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project.
“It was an absolute honor to race Ironman Kona for our wounded warriors,” she said after the race, according to the press release. “Our servicemembers have given so much for our country, and some come home from battle with lasting wounds. Racing Kona for these brave men and women is a small token of my deep appreciation for their sacrifice.”
In addition to the fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project, Sinema also raised $25,000 for Women for Tri and more than $21,000 for the Ironman Foundation, according to the press release.
This isn’t Sinema’s first go-around with the triathlon: In 2013, she completed Ironman Arizona, becoming the first sitting member of Congress to complete an Ironman race in the district they represent.
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