Kelly, Sinema Honor the Life and Legacy of Arizonan and Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

Senate passed Kelly and Sinema’s bipartisan resolution honoring Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s lifetime of service as an Arizona State Senator, American civics advocate, and America’s first female Supreme Court Justice

Arizona Senators Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema’s bipartisan resolution honoring the life and legacy of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor passed the U.S. Senate. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) also joined in introducing this bipartisan resolution.  

The resolution honors Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s lifetime of service as a successful Arizona State Senator, trailblazer, expert collaborator, educational advocate, and the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States.  

“Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was a great Arizonan and a great American. My wife, Gabby, and I deeply admired her. Justice O’Connor’s brilliant, thoughtful legal career leaves a legacy in our law and in the generations of young girls inspired by her trailblazing example,” said Kelly.  

“Justice Sandra Day O’Connor – Arizona’s original cowgirl – paved the way for countless women like me in law and life. She was fiercely independent, an Arizona maverick, and a proud American who always put our state and country first. We are proud to honor her incredible service and lasting legacy,” said Sinema, Arizona’s first female elected U.S. Senator.  

“Sandra Day O’Connor was a model public servant: an accomplished lawmaker, a principled jurist, and a trailblazer at a time when there were very few other women in the legal profession. Our nation will always be grateful for her work, accomplishments, and pioneering spirit as the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court,” said Blackburn

Click here to read the resolution text.