Serving Everyone.  Accountable to YOU.

After more than a decade serving as a public school board member and community leader with numerous interests and broad experiences in the West Valley, I've decided to use my skills and energy to serve as Arizona State Senator in Legislative District 21.  Because I have been a registered Independent for the last 22 years, have innumerable friends and allies on both sides of the aisle, and have effectively served stakeholders in a non-partisan way, I am running as an Independent.  Yes, that may make the journey more challenging.  But, the time is right.  People today are eager to vote for good people over party.  If you know me, you know I am always true to myself and my commitment to doing the right thing.  I've never shied away from a challenge.


You Know Kathy Knecht

Community Leadership and Involvement:

  • Peoria School Board since 2007
  • President Arizona School Boards Assn. 2016
  • 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
  • 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