Martha Elizabeth McSally (born March 22, 1966) is an American politician. She is a member of the Republican Party. McSally is the junior United States Senator from Arizona since January 3, 2019. She was a U.S. Representative for Arizona's 2nd congressional district from January 2015 to January 2019. McSally is a retired United States Air Force Colonel.
|United States Senator|
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2019
Serving with Kyrsten Sinema
|Appointed by||Doug Ducey|
|Preceded by||Jon Kyl|
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Arizona's 2nd district
January 3, 2015 – January 3, 2019
|Preceded by||Ron Barber|
|Succeeded by||Ann Kirkpatrick|
Martha Elizabeth McSally
March 22, 1966
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
(m. 1997; annulled 1999)
|Education||United States Air Force Academy (BS)|
Harvard University (MPP)
|Branch/service||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||1988–2010|
|Commands||354th Fighter Squadron|
|Battles/wars||Operation Southern Watch|
Operation Allied Force
Operation Enduring Freedom
In January 2018, McSally announced that she was entering the 2018 race to succeed retiring Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Flake. She won the Republican nomination in August 2018 but lost to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema in the general election.
After the Senate election, U.S. Senator Jon Kyl announced his resignation from the state's other seat. Governor Doug Ducey then announced that McSally would Kyl. This made McSally the second woman to be chosen to serve as a U.S. Senator from Arizona, and made Arizona one of the few states with two women serving as its senators.
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- Pappas, Alex (December 18, 2018). "Rep. Martha McSally appointed by Arizona governor to Senate seat held by John McCain". Fox News. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
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- U.S. Senator Martha McSally official U.S. Senate site
- McSally for Senate
- Biography at the Biographical Directory of the United States Congress
- Voting record maintained by The Washington Post
- Biography, voting record, and interest group ratings at Project Vote Smart
- Congressional profile at GovTrack.us
- Issue positions and quotes at On The Issues
- Campaign finance reports and data at the Federal Election Commission
- Profile at Ballotpedia