Born and raised in Arizona, Treasurer Kimberly Yee is the first Asian American elected to statewide office in Arizona’s history, and the first Chinese American Republican woman elected to a major statewide office in United States history. She was the first Asian American woman elected to the Arizona Legislature serving eight years in the House and Senate.
Kimberly Yee previously served as Arizona Senate Republican Majority Leader becoming the second woman elected to this position in Arizona’s history, following U.S. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who served the position in 1973.
Treasurer Yee comes from a family of small business owners in Arizona since the 1930s. She worked in the administrations of two Republican governors and a State Treasurer.
She is a graduate of Pepperdine University and holds a Masters in Public Administration from Arizona State University. She is married with two children and is active in her church and community.