Kimberly Yee

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Challenger

Background

Kimberly Yee is a small business owner who comes from a family of small business owners. Her grandparents immigrated to Arizona in the 1930s and opened the New State Market grocery store in Phoenix, building a successful business that operated for over 60 years. Her mother had worked as an Arizona public school teacher for 38 years and her father was a U.S. Army veteran and small business owner. Kimberly worked her way through college and graduate school, attending Pepperdine University and Arizona State University with a focus on conservative public policies. Due to the “tax and spend” destruction of California in her early career, Kimberly returned to Arizona committed to ensuring her home state stayed rooted in conservative values. In this pursuit, she became a grassroots Republican Precinct Committeeman and Republican Legislative District Chair in the West Valley. She has also gained attention due to her accomplishments and record performance as the Arizona State Treasurer. In addition, she earned a name as a tough “public watchdog,” uncovering mismanagement at all levels of government and removing burdensome regulations. She was also a founding member of the National Pro-Life Women’s Caucus of the Susan B. Anthony List.

Key Issues

Pro-life

She has sponsored and passed Arizona’s “Ultrasound and Heartbeat Bill,” and hopes to create abortion policies.

Pro-Second Amendment

She is pro-second amendment and is in favor of removing gun laws.

Taxes

Yee campaigns to keep Arizona’s taxes low for small business owners.

Endorsements

As of 2014, she has received many endorsements, some of which continue to endorse her to this day. They include: National Talk Show Host Hugh Hewitt, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery, Former US Congressman John Shadegg, US Congressman Trent Franks, Former U.S. Senator Jon Kyl, Former Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley, Former Arizona State Treasurer Dean Martin, and Former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Brenda Burns. Her top endorsements are from Balance Forward, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, and the American Dental Association.

Sources

https://ktar.com/story/4421491/republican-kimberly-yee-arizonas-treasurer-announces-run-for-governor/
https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/arizona/2021/05/17/state-treasurer-kimberly-yee-announces-run-arizona-governor-republican/5130377001/
https://ballotpedia.org/Kimberly_Yee#Endorsements
https://justfacts.votesmart.org/candidate/campaign-finance/123695/kimberly-yee
https://www.kimberlyyee.com/