Serving Everyone.  Accountable to YOU.

After twelve years serving as an elected public school board member and community leader with numerous interests and broad volunteer experiences in the West Valley, I believe now is the time to serve as Arizona State Representative in Legislative District 21.  I have innumerable friends and allies on both sides of the aisle, and have effectively served stakeholders in our community in a non-partisan way for decades.


You Know Kathy Knecht

Community Leadership and Involvement:

  • Peoria School Board since 2007-2018

  • Current President, West Valley Arts Council Board

  • President Arizona School Boards Assn. 2016

  • Member, City of Peoria Arts Commission

  • Former Exec. Director, Leadership West

  • Lifetime "Blue Blazer" Volunteer for Luke AFB

  • Member, WESTMARC Workforce and Ed. Committee

  • Former 4th and 5th grade Teacher

  • Girl Scout Leader, 15 years

Board Service:

  • West Valley Arts Council

  • Northwest Valley Connect (senior transportation)

  • ASU Community Advisory

  • Peoria Education Foundation

  • Benevilla Senior Care

  • New Life Center (domestic violence)

  • Arizona Town Hall

  • Arizona Broadway Theatre

  • Peoria Chamber of Commerce


  • Elementary Education B.A. Arizona State University

  • Interdisciplinary Studies M.A. Arizona State University