Kyrsten Sinema Announces Candidacy for U.S. Senate
September 28, 2017
“We can change a broken Washington.”
PHOENIX, ARIZ. – Citing her frustration with a broken Washington and lifelong commitment to delivering for Arizonans, Tucson native Kyrsten Sinema today announced her candidacy for the United States Senate in Arizona.
In video released to Arizonans today, Sinema discussed growing up in a family that for a time was homeless, and how that instilled a commitment to working hard, as well as the duty to give back to a country that inspires her to serve.
“I owe a large debt to my country. I got my shot and now it’s my duty to help others get theirs,” said Sinema. “I never believed that being homeless was going to stop me from being who I wanted to be. When I went off to college, I knew I wanted to help other people get their shot at the American Dream, because that dream came true for me.”
Sinema pointed to her ability to deliver for Arizonans in the United States Senate as a reason for running: “Whether it’s a veteran who can’t get his benefits or needed treatment at the VA, a widow who needs Social Security, a business-owner who’s struggling with red tape, or parents worried their kids won’t have a better life than they have, I get to help people solve their problems. What a privilege.”
Finally, Sinema pledged to work on issues important to Arizonans by working with Republicans and Democrats: “It’s time to put our country ahead of party, ahead of politics. It’s time to stop fighting and look for common ground. It’s time for us to stand up and answer the call. We can fix a broken Washington and make it work again.”
Watch the announcement video here.