Bridgeport High School Grad Dr. Kelli Ward Leading in the U.S. Senate Race in Arizona

By Connect Clarksburg Staff | January 01, 2018
Dr. Kelli Ward was born January 25, 1969 in Fairmont, WV.  Her parents moved to Bridgeport and she graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1987.  She went on to attend Duke where she earned a degree in physchology.
Dr. Ward is an osteopathic physician having graduated from the WV School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg in 1996.
A Republican, she was elected in 2012 to serve in the Arizona State Senate representing the fifth legislative district. She was unopposed for election in 2014. She continued to practice medicine in the emergency departments in Lake Havasu City and Kingman, Arizona.
In July 2015 Ward announced her candidacy for the United States Senate, challenging incumbent U.S. Senator John McCain in the Republican primary in the 2016 election. That December she resigned from the State Senate to focus her effort on the race. In August 2016 she was narrowly defeated by McCain, 51 percent to 49 percent.
In October 2016 Ward announced a challenge to Republican Senator Jeff Flake in the 2018 primary election. Flake announced his retirement from the U.S. Senate just days after Ward's announcement.
Today, polls show Dr. Ward as the leading GOP candidate to win the nomination to replace Flake.
To learn more about Dr. Ward, her family and her campaign, CLICK HERE.

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