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Dr. Kelli Ward

ARIZONA STATE CHAIRWOMAN

Dr. Kelli Ward is an American osteopathic physician and politician who served as the chair of the Arizona Republican Party from 2019 to 2023. She was born on January 25, 1969, in Fairmont, West Virginia, as Kelli Kaznoski. Ward graduated as valedictorian from Bridgeport High School in 1987. She obtained a BS in psychology from Duke University in 1991, a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) degree from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1996, and a master's in public health (M.P.H.) from A.T. Still University of Health Sciences in 2005.

Ward began her political career by serving in the Arizona State Senate from 2013 to 2015. She won the District 5 seat in the highly contested 2012 Republican primary with 42.2% of the vote and later won the general election with 71.2% of the vote. Ward introduced the Arizona Fourth Amendment Protection Act in January 2014, which aimed to ban the state from engaging in activities that help the NSA carry out their warrantless data-collection programs or use the information on a local level.

In 2016, Ward challenged incumbent Senator John McCain in the Republican primary for the United States Senate. Then in 2018, Ward then went on to run in the Republican primary election for the U.S. Senate against Jeff Flake and then Martha McSally, after Flake's decision not to seek re-election.

Dr. Kelli Ward is a true champion of the people and a fighter who is committed to taking back our country from the corrupt and incompetent politicians who have been running it into the ground. Her experience as a medical professional, military spouse, and former state senator have prepared her well for the challenges that lie ahead, and her leadership skills and unwavering dedication to conservative values make her the perfect fit for the Rethink! GOP organization.