Kirsten Engel

  • U.S. House
  • Arizona

A dedicated advocate for Arizonans 

Kirsten Engel is a law professor, former state legislator, and mom running to represent Arizona’s 6th District in Congress. Engel dedicated the early part of her career to environmental advocacy after graduating from Northwestern University School of Law. Among her accomplishments is her successful effort to convince the U.S. Supreme Court to recognize the dangers of climate change. She decided to run for the Arizona State Legislature after volunteering in her daughter’s public school and seeing the impact of years of budget cuts on Arizona’s children. In the Arizona state House and Senate, she worked to increase funding for education, secure the state’s water future and grow an economy that works for all Arizonans. Engel is a dedicated advocate for Arizonans, ready to make change in Congress.

An experienced legislator fighting climate change and anti-abortion attacks 

Engel advocates at the intersection of climate change, reproductive freedom, and voting rights, speaking out against Republican attacks on all three. “As a teacher of young adults, as an Arizona legislator who served for five years on behalf of constituents who elected me to stand up for their health care rights, and above all, as a mom who has chosen to raise a family, I am outraged by this assault on my daughter’s generation and their dreams for their future,” Engel has said. She also aims to promote an inclusive economy that works for everyone and to expand access to affordable, quality health care in Congress. An experienced legislator and community leader, Engel is ready to fight for us in Washington.

A must-win seat

Engel is running in a rematch against anti-choice extremist Republican Rep. Juan Ciscomani, who is known for physically running away from voters when asked about abortion during his 2022 campaign, calls himself “proudly” anti-choice, and has supported multiple bills that would restrict reproductive health care. Engel is a tenacious advocate who has what it takes to take back this must-win seat. Let’s show her the full support of the EMILYs List community and help elect this champion for future generations to Congress.