Senator Yee Named 2013 Legislator of the Year

Yavapai County Superintendent Tim Carter, Senator Yee and Maricopa County Superintendent Don Covey

Yavapai County Superintendent Tim Carter, Senator Yee and Maricopa County Superintendent Don Covey

Senator Kimberly Yee today received the 2013 Legislator of the Year award from the Arizona Association of County School Superintendents. Senator Yee was honored for her efforts of behalf of K-12 public education. Yee chairs the Senate Committee on Education.

The award states, “To honor your dedicated efforts as a Member of the Arizona Legislature in providing reasonable and fair public education policy for the benefit of Arizona, the Arizona Association of County School Superintendents, hereby thanks you and offers our sincere appreciation for your service.”

The award was presented to Senator Yee on the floor of the Arizona State Senate by two members of the Association, Maricopa County Superintendent of Schools Don Covey and Yavapai County Superintendent of Schools Tim Carter.

“I am truly honored to receive the 2013 Legislator of the Year award from the Arizona Association of County School Superintendents,” said Senator Yee. “We share a deep passion for our school children and making education a priority at the state and county levels. I look forward to continuing to work closely with the Association on important education issues facing Arizona schools.”

Although the Senate is not in session right now, Senator Yee is staying busy with her focus on education. She is co-chairing the School Safety Program Oversight Committee at the Legislature. Additional school safety funding is one of the Senator’s highest priorities.

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