Sarah Benatar

Running for Coconino County Treasurer

Sarah Benatar has been serving as Coconino County Treasurer since 2014, becoming the youngest County Treasurer in the history of Arizona. Since coming to office, she has received national recognition for her work in government finance and treasury management, speaking nationally with organizations such as Governing and testifying before Congress. Sarah was raised by a single mom who came to this country from Guatemala. Her personal experiences have led to a life of public service and dedicating herself to ensuring a better community for all citizens of Northern Arizona. She proudly advocates for her community as Treasurer of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO), President of the National Association of Hispanic County Elected Officials (NAHCO), and an officer with the Arizona County Treasurers Association. Sarah is an experienced professional in the public sector, having worked for United Way of Northern Arizona, the National Park Service, NASA, Eugene 4J School District, and DNA People’s Legal Services. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, completed legal course work at the University of Oregon, and holds the Certified Government Investment Professional (CGIP) designation. Sarah is the recipient of the IRS Community Service Leadership Award, Young Athena Award, and a fellow of the American Council of Young Political Leaders. She is the proud mother of a toddler and a Bichon Frise.