|Arizona House of Representatives District 16|
|January 7, 2013-Present|
|January 5, 2015|
|Years in position||0|
|Per diem||$35/day for the first 120 days of regular session and for special sessions and $10/day thereafter.|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Grants Pass High School (1986)|
|Bachelor's||Southern Oregn University (1997), Arizona State University, 2012|
|Service/branch||United States Navy|
|Years of service||1988-1992|
|Birthday||September 27, 1968|
- 1997: Southern Oregn University, Human Communications / Psychology, Small Business
- 1986: Grants Pass High School
Townsend worked for US Airways Group as Management in Customer Relations (Complaint Department) from 2004 to 2008. Prior to that she worked at Ashland Community Hospital / La Clinica Del Valle as Doula Program Director from April 1997 to October 2004, at Hub Distributing / Miller's Outpost as a manager from March 1988 to April 1995, and in the US Navy as an E-4 Aviation Structural Mechanic from March 1988 to February 1992.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Townsend served on the following committees:
|Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Insurance and Retirement|
|• Reform and Human Services, Vice Chair|
Townsend stated the following about her political philosophy in a bio submission to Ballotpedia:
"I believe in limited government, personal responsibility, free-market principles, deregulation of small businesses, American-made companies, and above all else, the rule of law. I am a Navy Veteran who swore an oath to protect and defend the US Constitution, and that oath did not end in 1992 when I was honorably discharged. I demand integrity and principled leadership of myself and my peers, and remembering where I have come from, I have a heart of compassion for the less fortunate. I expect top quality schools for my children and your children, and I will work to make sure common sense steps are taken to raise our standards and output in our schools. I am pro-life and pro-family, pro-second amendment, and pro-liberty. I am a Reagan Republican, but I put country ahead of party. I have pledged allegiance to this Republic and her Constitution, and I intend on voting accordingly. I look forward to representing you!"
Townsend won election in the 2012 election for Arizona House of Representatives District 16. She and Doug Coleman defeated Jeff Davis and Judy Novalsky in the August 28, 2012 Republican primary. She won the general election on November 6, 2012.
|Arizona House of Representatives, District 16 Republican Primary, 2012|
Townsend was endorsed by the following individuals:
Rep. Eddie Farnsworth, Senator Andy Biggs, Senator Russell Pearce, Representative Brenda Barton, Representative John Fillmore, Senator Steve Smith, Representative Steve Montenegro, Representative Debbie Lesko, Representative David Stevens, Representative Carl Seel, Representative Jeff Dial, Representative Jack Harper, and former Gilbert Mayor Steve Berman.
Additionally, Townsend was endorsed by the following organizations:
The National Rifle Association, Arizona Right to Life, Arizona Citizen's Defense League PAC, the Pachyderm Coalition, and the AZ Conservative Blog.
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
Townsend is widowed and has three children.
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- Some Tea Party groups probed by IRS had close GOP ties - MSNBC
- Senate debates Brewer's plan to expand health-care program for poor - azcentral
- Around Your Town May 14 - Sierra Vista Herald
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Kelly Twonsend for Arizona State Representative Facebook Page "Info" Accessed September 21, 2012
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 [Bio submission to Ballotpedia, August 23, 2012]
- ↑ Arizona Secretary of State - Primary candidate list
- ↑ Arizona Secretary of State, Official 2012 Primary Results
- ↑ Project Vote Smart biography