Kiana Maria Sears, Democratic Candidate for Arizona Corporation Commission

ESSENCE Staff Oct, 24, 2018

Candidate name: Kiana Maria Sears

State: Arizona

Bio: Kiana Maria Sears is hoping to provide real change for the people of Arizona. The New Orleans native relocated to the Grand Canyon State in 1995 to continue her education and find a more affordable place to raise her daughter. After graduating from Arizona State University, Sears threw herself into public policy work where she’s served for more than two decades.

Sears is the co-author of the state’s Safe Baby Haven Law, and while serving as a Water & Wastewater Executive Consultant for the Arizona Corporation Commission, she was inspired to do more. This November, Sears hopes to win a seat on the Arizona Corporation Commission, which is currently comprised of all white men, to ensure all Arizonans have access to clean, affordable utilities and energy.

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