Kris Mayes was elected Attorney General of Arizona on November 8, 2022.
Mayes studied political science and journalism at Arizona State University. After she graduated from ASU, Mayes joined the Phoenix Gazette and Arizona Republic as a reporter.
She earned her law degree at ASU and a Master’s of Public Administration from Columbia University in New York.
In 2002, Mayes joined Janet Napolitano’s campaign for Governor as press secretary and later took a senior role in the Napolitano Administration in 2003. Later that year, Governor Napolitano appointed Mayes to serve as Corporation Commissioner.
Since 2010, she has worked as a senior sustainability scientist at ASU’s School of Global Sustainability and teaches a course on energy law for the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.