Arizona’s newest senator follows in the footsteps of former Sen. Steve Pierce and the late Sen. Chester Crandell as a lawmaker who lives and breathes the agricultural lifestyle. Republican Sine Kerr was sworn into the state Senate on January 8, the first day of the 2018 legislative session, a post from which she hopes to apply her nearly 40 years of knowledge as a Buckeye dairy farmer.
First question I have to ask is, what are these giant wooden panels behind your desk?
Well, we call it the brand wall, and it’s made up of real registered cattle brands from all across the state, so there’s a lot of history. There’s a lot of rules to follow when you have a registered brand, and these are real important to the cattle ranchers. It lets them know that’s their animal, and many are passed down through the generations, so it’s a real wonderful part of our past, our history, but also they’re still used today.