Commissioner Sandra D. Kennedy:
Sandra D. Kennedy was elected to the Arizona Corporation Commission on November 4, 2008.
Kennedy was first elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 1986 where she served for six years (1986-1992). During this time, she was appointed to the Arizona Employment and Training Council by Governor Rose Mofford and, in 1990, was appointed to the Executive Committee of the State Democratic Party and served for two years. Also, that year, she was elected to serve a four year term on the Phoenix Union High School Governing Board. IN 1992, she was elected State Senator and subsequently served three terms (1992-1998).
A graduate from South Mountain High School, Kennedy attended college within the Maricopa Community College District and Arizona State University, majoring in Accounting and Business Administration.
Her many past and present community and civic projects include the following:
- Tutor for Valley Christian Center and Valle Del Sol
- Board member of the Arizona Cactus Pine Girl Scout Council
- Ex-Officio Member of Phoenix Community Alliance
- Former Board member of the Community Excellence Project
- Performer with the Arizona Black Theatre
Additional Accomplishments of Sandra Kennedy:
- Voted Outstanding Young Woman of America in 1984.
- A member of the National Association of Female Executives
- A delegate to the Foreign Relations Conference in June 1988 from the American Council of Young Political Leaders
- A member of the National Conference of State Legislators and the National Black Conference of State Legislators.
- Former-owner of the business enterprise, Kennedy Restaurants, LLC
Sandra Kennedy was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and came to Phoenix in 1971. She is the mother of three: Mahogany; Amber and Seth.