Rep. Kyrsten Sinema to stay in 9th district - East Valley Tribune: East Valley Local News

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema to stay in 9th district

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Thursday, March 6, 2014 6:24 pm | Updated: 9:20 am, Fri Mar 7, 2014.

Democratic U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema won't jump from her current district to the one being vacated by retiring Rep. Ed Pastor.

Sinema announced on her campaign Facebook page Thursday that she intends to seek re-election in her current 9th Congressional District that covers Tempe and other southeast Phoenix areas. The announcement comes a week after speculation emerged that she might change districts.

The 9th is a swing district that either party could win. Sinema won in 2012 by about four percentage points.

Pastor's 7th District in south Phoenix is solidly Democratic, meaning Sinema could avoid a Republican challenge every two years if she switched and won.

Numerous Democrats plan to run in the 7th District. They include Sen. Steve Gallardo, Rep. Ruben Gallego and Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox.

© 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

More about

More about

More about

  • Discuss

Facebook

EastValleyTribune.com on Facebook

Twitter

EastValleyTribune.com on Twitter

Google+

EastValleyTribune.com on Google+

RSS

Subscribe to EastValleyTribune.com via RSS

RSS Feeds

Spacer4px
Your Az Jobs