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Martha McSally
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United States Senator
from Arizona
In office
January 3, 2019 – December 2, 2020
Appointed by Doug Ducey
Preceded by Jon Kyl
Succeeded by Mark Kelly
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arizona's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 2015 – January 3, 2019
Preceded by Ron Barber
Succeeded by Ann Kirkpatrick
Personal details
Martha Elizabeth McSally

(1966-03-22) March 22, 1966 (age 55)
Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.
Political party Republican
Donald Henry
(m. 1997; annulled 1999)
Education United States Air Force Academy (BS)
Harvard University (MPP)
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service Flag of the United States Air Force United States Air Force
Years of service 1988–2010
Rank US-O6 insignia shaded.svg Colonel
Commands 354th Fighter Squadron
Battles/wars Operation Southern Watch
Operation Allied Force
Operation Enduring Freedom

Martha Elizabeth McSally (born March 22, 1966) is an American politician. She is a member of the Republican Party. McSally was the United States Senator from Arizona from January 3, 2019 to December 2, 2020. She was a U.S. Representative for Arizona's 2nd congressional district from January 2015 to January 2019. McSally is a retired United States Air Force Colonel.

Senate career

In January 2018, McSally announced that she was entering the 2018 race to succeed retiring Republican U.S. Senator Jeff Flake. She won the Republican nomination in August 2018 but lost to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema in the general election.

After the Senate election, U.S. Senator Jon Kyl announced his resignation from the state's other seat. Governor Doug Ducey then announced that McSally would Kyl. This made McSally the second woman to be chosen to serve as a U.S. Senator from Arizona, and made Arizona one of the few states with two women serving as its senators.

In November 2020, McSally lost her re-election to Democrat astronaut Mark Kelly.

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