US House, AZ-06

Kirsten Engel


  • Worked on the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan in the Arizona state legislature
  • Former EPA employee
  • Filed an amicus brief in the first case in which the U.S. Supreme Court recognized that greenhouse gas emissions contribute to climate change

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  • Almost flipped this seat in 2022, losing by just  1.5% 
  • Flipping this seat in Arizona will help reclaim a pro-environment majority in the House of Representatives in 2024, which will help pave the way for climate action


Kirsten Engel is running to represent Arizona's 6th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. She served in the Arizona legislature from 2016 to 2021, first in the state House of Representatives and then the state Senate. Engel was a law clerk for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, worked at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and as an assistant attorney general in the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. Specializing in environmental and administrative law, she has taught at Harvard, Tulane and the University of Arizona. She is currently an Associate Dean and Director of the Environmental Law Program at the University of Arizona. Engel has spent her career fighting for our environment and to stop climate change. In her legal career, she filed an amicus brief in the first U.S. Supreme Court case to recognize that greenhouse gas emissions contribute to climate change. She helped force paint manufacturers to include warning labels about the hazards of exposure to dust from lead paint and oversaw a brownfield renovation program to cleanup and restore contaminated waste sites. In the Arizona legislature, she helped lead the fight against attempts to gut protections for the environment, to protect carbon-free energy rules, safeguard Arizona’s water resources, and protect voting rights. She was a leader in the Democratic Caucus on issues related to water and served on the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Steering Committee. In Congress, Engel will continue fighting for a just and equitable clean energy future and to protect our clean air, water and public lands. Engel is endorsed by LCV Action Fund.

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