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PRESIDENT KAREN FANN

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Office Phone​: (602) 926-5874
Email: KFann@azleg.gov
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Senate President
Legislative District 1
 

Home City: Prescott 
Member Since: 2017

 

2019 Committee:

  • Rules, Chair

 

Karen Fann is the second female Senate President in the history of Arizona.

Senator Fann was first elected in November of 2016 to represent Legislative District 1, which covers 8,000 square smiles throughout Yavapai County and portions of Maricopa County. She previously served this district from 2011 to 2016 as a State Representative. Karen moved to Prescott at the age of four and has been a life-long Republican. She continues to represent her community by serving as a precinct committeeman and is a member of the Rotary International and Elks. Senator Fann currently serves as the Vice-Chair of both the Finance Committee and the Transportation and Technology Committee and as a member of the Natural Resources, Energy and Water Committee.

Senator Fann's previous experience includes:

  • 2011-2016 Arizona House of Representatives

    • Chairman, Transportation Committee

    • Chairman, Insurance Committee

    • Member, Agriculture, Water and Lands

    • Member, County and Municipal Affairs

  • 2002-2009 Town of Chino Valley Mayor and Councilman

  • 2007-2009 BQAZ Statewide Transportation Board

  • 2005-2009 Chairman and Board, Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization (CYMPO)

  • 2006-2009 Chairman and Board, Upper Verde River Watershed Protection Coalition

  • 2005-2008 Governors Rural Water Legislative Study Committee

  • 2002-2007 and 1992-1994 Northern Council of Governments (NACOG)

  • 1992-1995 Prescott City Mayor Pro Tem and Councilman

  • 1993-2002 President and Board, Prescott/Tri City Town Hall

  • 1994-1996 Chairman, Governors’ Commission on Non-Traditional Employment for Women

Karen is the owner and CEO of a highway construction company specializing in the installation of guardrail and signs throughout the State of Arizona, which recently celebrated its 33rd business anniversary. Her business was started in 1984 with $500 and has grown steadily to become Arizona's largest guardrail company, with 40 employees. Karen is a licensed contractor with the Arizona Registrar of Contractors, past president of Yavapai County Contractors Association and past president of Prescott Chapter National Association of Women in Construction. Her previous work includes four years of legal experience, 10 years of airport/airline experience and as a licensed Arizona realtor.

In addition to the guardrail company, Karen and her husband Jim owned and operated the equine facility FANN-M Ranch for nine years. The FANN-M Ranch provided services to boarded horses, produced equine competitions and worked with local 4-H clubs and other nonprofit organizations for community fundraisers.