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Arizona Senate President Karen Fann Will Not Seek Re-Election

On Monday, Arizona Senate President Karen Fann announced she will retire from the state Legislature after her term ends in January 2023.

Fann, a Republican, served as a state representative from 2011 to 2016. Fann was then elected to the state senate in 2017. She has been the Senate president since 2019, becoming the second female to lead the legislative body. Fann has served more than two decades in public service.

“It has been a privilege to advocate on behalf of Arizona citizens in my twelve years at the State Legislature and the honor of a lifetime to serve as Senate President,” she said in a statement. “I look forward to a successful session in 2022 advancing policies that benefit all Arizonans, and then enjoying the life my husband and I have built for ourselves in retirement with our family.”

Fann serves District 1, which legislative district covers most of Prescott and surrounding areas.

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