ELOY — Former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl announced his support Friday for Tiffany Shedd in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District.
“Arizona is blessed with abundant natural resources and good water, if we’re careful with it. But, there aren’t a lot of representatives in Washington with much knowledge about earning a living from the land," Kyl said in a statement. "Tiffany Shedd and her family are farmers and ranchers in Pinal County. They understand rural Arizona. That’s important for a member of Congress representing Congressional District 1, one of the largest and most diverse districts in the entire country. Tiffany has the background, intellect, tenacity and ability to bring a strong voice for her constituents to Congress if we elect her in 2020."
The CD1 seat is currently held by Democratic Rep. Tom O'Halleran. Shedd ran unsuccessfully for the seat two years ago but lost in the Republican primary to Wendy Rogers. O'Halleran beat Rogers in the general election.
Shedd grew up in Pinal County and worked her way through college and law school at the University of Arizona. She’s worked as a bilingual kindergarten teacher, farmer and natural resource attorney. She is a Republican Party precinct committee member and a 4-H-certified pistol and shotgun coach.
Shedd and her husband, Rodney, represent the fourth generation of his family to farm their land in Eloy. The couple have three children.