Christine Marsh is a proud Phoenician, a graduate of Arizona public schools, and a current State Senator. She raised her two sons and foster children in Phoenix. Christine’s teaching career spans four decades. She taught junior and senior English for 25 years before making the decision to move to middle school. She is currently in her 29th year of teaching in public schools in Arizona. In 2016, Christine was named Arizona Teacher of the Year, an experience that provided her the opportunity to travel the state to see first-hand the issues faced by Arizona’s students and communities. Christine is a former foster mother and a mother to two sons. She continues to teach while serving in the State Senate–and she runs in the Mountain Preserve every day! Christine currently sits on the Senate Education Committee and on the Transportation and Technology Committee. In her first term, she sponsored and passed a bill to legalize fentanyl testing strips after the tragic death of her son from a fentanyl overdose. This was one of only five Democrat-authored bills from the Senate to be signed into law last session. Christine remains a staunch advocate for education and for Arizona families.