Kate Brophy McGee was first elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in Legislative District 11 in 2010. In November of 2012, she was reelected to the House of Representative for the newly created Legislative District 28 following the decennial re-districting process. Both the former and current districts cover North Central Phoenix, Biltmore, Arcadia and the Town of Paradise Valley.
Kate is a third generation Arizonan, born into a ranching family and raised in southern Arizona. She graduated from the University of Arizona and worked as a community banker lending to small businesses. She saw firsthand how hard business owners work to create the jobs that drive Arizona’s economy.
Kate married her husband, Bob McGee, 28 years ago, and they have lived in their North Central and Sunnyslope neighborhood ever since. All three of their sons attended Phoenix public schools and graduated from Sunnyslope High School. Her two oldest sons attend Arizona universities while her youngest son attends college out of state.
Representative Brophy McGee is the Chairman of the House Financial Institutions Committee and the ranking Republican member of the House Health Committee. In addition, Representative Brophy McGee is the co-chair of the Child Protective Services Oversight Committee. She is a member of the Flinn Foundation’s Bio Sciences Roadmap Steering Committee, and serves on the Board of Directors for Arizona Citizens Action for the Arts. She is a member of Phoenix Rotary 100 and Sunrise Toastmasters.
Kate has been widely recognized for her legislative work. She is the recipient of the Arizona Capitol Times 2011 Leader of the Year in Public Policy – Volunteerism. The Arizona Association of Providers for Individuals with Disabilities named her Outstanding Freshman Legislator in 2011 and Outstanding Legislator in 2013 for her advocacy on behalf of the disabled community. The League of Cities and Towns awarded her Friend of Cities and Towns in 2011 and 2013. She was named Legislator of the Year for the Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers in 2013 for key legislation sponsored during the 2012 session. The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association presented Kate with a Legislative Appreciation Award in 2011 and 2012. In 2012 the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network named her Lawmaker of the Year for successfully passing legislation to provide treatment for uninsured women diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer. To date, over one hundred women have entered the program and received life-saving care.
Prior to her election to the legislature, Representative Brophy McGee served nearly a decade on the Washington Elementary School Board, including four terms as Board President. She also served six years on the Arizona School Facilities Board, including one term as Chairman. She continues her many community-based volunteer activities in addition to her legislative duties.
As a mother, banker and community leader, Representative Brophy McGee is committed to working patiently and persistently with her constituents, colleagues and Arizona’s leaders to make our great state even better.