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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:

  • 2017-2018 Arizona Senate

    • Vice-Chair, Finance Committee

    • Vice-Chair, Transportation Committee

    • Member, Agriculture and Water Committee

    • Member, Appropriations 

  • 2002-2009 Town of Chino Valley Mayor and Councilman

  • 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

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 35th business anniversary. 

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