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Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward
Kelli Ward is an American osteopathic physician and politician. She is the current chair of the Arizona Republican Party and previously served in the state Senate. She received her medical degree from the University of Arizona and is a member of the American Osteopathic Association. Ward has a great passion for helping people, particularly those who are disadvantaged.
Ward has faced controversy over her phone records. The House Intelligence Committee subpoenaed her cell phone provider and demanded logs, but she fought the subpoena in court. Humetewa ruled in September that the committee had the right to examine Ward’s records. But Ward requested that the phone company hold off on turning over her records until her appeal. However, Ward’s lawyer Laurin Mills told the judge that the case was on “thin ice.”
Kelli Ward served in the Arizona Senate from January 2013 until December 2015. In 2016, Ward ran for the U.S. Senate in Arizona, but lost the primary to incumbent Senator John McCain. In 2018, Ward ran again and lost the primary against Jeff Flake. She was born on January 25, 1969 in Fairmont, West Virginia. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Duke University and a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. She also holds a Master’s degree in public health from A.T. Still University. In 2019, Ward was elected as chairwoman of the Republican Party of Arizona.
Kelli Ward, the Republican Party chair of Arizona, has been subpoenaed for her cellphone records. However, Ward has refused to answer questions, citing her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. In fact, Ward’s lawyers are asking a federal judge to block the committee from accessing Ward’s phone records.