MCSALLY, Martha

McSALLY, Martha
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1966–

Biography

McSALLY, Martha, a Senator and a Representative from Arizona; born in Warwick, Kent County, R.I., March 22, 1966; B.S., United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., 1988; M.P.P., John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., 1990; United States Air Force, 1988-2010; fighter pilot; professor; unsuccessful candidate for nomination for special election to the One Hundred Twelfth Congress in 2012; unsuccessful candidate for election to the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress in 2012; elected as a Republican to the One Hundred Fourteenth and to the succeeding Congress (January 3, 2015-January 3, 2019); was not a candidate for reelection to the One Hundred Sixteenth Congress in 2018, but was an unsuccessful candidate for election to the United States Senate; appointed as a Republican to the United States Senate on January 3, 2019, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of John Sidney McCain, III; a seat previously held by appointed senator Jon Kyl, to serve until a special election is held on November 3, 2020, for the remainder of the term ending January 3, 2023.

View Record in the Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress

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Committee Assignments

  • House Committee - Armed Services
  • House Committee - Education and the Workforce
  • House Committee - Homeland Security
    • Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications - Chair
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