Ann Kirkpatrick, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Congressional District One, will visit Payson on Wednesday, May 21. She will be the guest speaker at the Northern Gila County Democratic Club meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Payson Public Library meeting room.
All are welcome to come and meet her.
Born and raised in Arizona, Kirkpatrick's earliest roots are found in Eastern Arizona. Born in McNary on the White Mountain Apache Reservation, the first words to come from her mouth were not, in fact, English, but Apache. Kirkpatrick graduated from Blue Ridge High School in the White Mountains and then went on to the University of Arizona, where she earned a bachelor's degree and then a law degree from the University of Arizona College of Law.
Since earning her law degree, Kirkpatrick has served the people of Arizona in a wide variety of positions. First, in 1980, she became Coconino County's first female Deputy County Attorney, keeping criminals off the streets and bringing justice to the residents of northern Arizona. Then Kirkpatrick served the people of Sedona as a city attorney. And in 2004, she began teaching business law and ethics at Coconino Community College.