On Feb. 17, 2010, the Maricopa County (AZ) Board of Supervisors chose
another new state lawmaker. Amanda A. Reeve, a paralegal with Bryan Cave, LLP, was unanimously
chosen to replace Sam Crump, who resigned his Legislative District 6
House seat to run for Arizona’s 3rd Congressional District.
“I hope I will do you justice out there,” Reeve told the supervisors after being chosen from a panel of three candidates.
Reeve is the third lawmaker appointed this year by the Maricopa
County Board of Supervisors. The supervisors on Feb. 8 appointed David
Braswell to the District 6 Senate seat left vacant by Pamela Gorman. On
Feb. 10, the supervisors appointed Ed Bunch to the District 7 Senate
seat left vacant by Jim Waring. Gorman and Waring will be running
against Crump in Arizona’s 3rd Congressional District.
Reeve, who is active at the grassroots level of the Republican
Party, said she hasn’t fully developed positions on the budget or
specific legislative priorities at this point. She painted her budget
philosophy in broad strokes, saying she is a fiscal conservative who
supports tax cuts. Reeve said she plans to seek election to the seat later this year.
“I think it would be an injustice not to run,” said Reeve.
Kunasek complimented the other two candidates, U.S. Army Officer
Steve H. Kaiser and trauma surgeon Patrick J. O’Neill, by saying they
are both qualified and ready to serve. The three nominees were chosen
by Republican precinct committeemen earlier this month.
Ms. Reeve's Background
Home state: Colorado
Moved to Arizona: 2000
City of residence: Phoenix
Education: B.A. in communication studies, California
State University, Sacramento, 2000; M.S. in environmental management
technology, Arizona State University, pending 2011.
Employment: Paralegal, Bryan Cave LLP, 2000-present
Political Background: Member, Paradise Valley Village
Planning Committee, city of Phoenix; precinct captain, elected precinct
committeeman, elected state committeeman, Legislative District 6;
former chair, North Valley Young Republicans; former Arizona Young
Republican League liaison to the Teenage Young Republicans (TARS)
Marital Status: Single