Feminist Majority Endorsements

Ann Kirkpatrick

Ann Kirkpatrick is running for the House of Representatives in Arizona’s new 1st District due to redistricting. After losing her race for re-election in 2010, Kirkpatrick is running again. Her campaign will focus on job creation and the protection of the rights of veterans and Native Americans. She is a strong supporter of women’s rights and civil rights.

Background

Before serving in Congress, Kirkpatrick worked as Coconino County's Deputy County Attorney, the first woman to hold this position. She also represented Legislative District 2 in Arizona's House of Representatives from 2005-2007. During her time in the US House, she: Opposed the anti-abortion Stupak Amendment to the Affordable Care Act. Supported the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Sponsored the Taking Responsibility for Congressional Pay Act. Voted to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell. Voted for unemployment extension benefits. Voted for the Affordable Care Act Voted for the Hate Crimes Act to include protections against crimes motivated by prejudice based on gender, sexual orientation, or national origin. Voted for Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

Position on Key Issues

Kirkpatrick voted for the fair pay act, for protection against crimes motivated by prejudice, voted to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell and was in favor of the Affordable Health Care for America Act, and opposed the anti-abortion Stupak Amendment to the Affordable Care Act.

Prospects

At this point, the race is viewed as a toss-up, but the district leans slightly to the Republican side.

Opponent

Kirkpatrick is running against Republican former Senator Jonathan Paton. Republican Paul Gosar, who won Kirkpatrick's seat in the 2010 election, will not seek re-election in the 1st district.

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