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Senator Yee featured in Lifetime’s ‘Her America’ series


An Arizona lawmaker has been featured in a digital series for the Lifetime television network that highlights real women across the country. Arizona State Sen. Kimberly Yee was featured in the “Her America: 50 Women, 50 States” series. She was described as “Arizona’s first female Asian-American state senator” who “[charted] a new path for the GOP.”

The series aimed to capture “portraits of women — what moves them, the opinions they hold dear, asking how they would like to share their story to the world.”

As part of the series, Yee was profiled in a photo essay that highlighted her experience as state senator and potentially the second woman to serve as state treasurer.

“It hits home when I’m in the middle of a hotly contested policy debate and in every other chair around the conference table is an older man,” she said. “I had an older colleague in this legislature call me kiddo. I quickly—very quickly—said ‘Senator, I do not appreciate being called kiddo. How would you like being called an old man?’ We laughed together. But he never called me kiddo again.”

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