Ken Cheuvront
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Ken Cheuvront

Democrat

American politician who served as Arizona State Senator

Phoenix, Arizona
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Ken Cheuvront

American politician who served as Arizona State Senator
Summary
Experience
60
Years of Age
8
Years of Experience
AZResidence (state)

Kenneth David Cheuvront (born 11 May 1961 in Phoenix, Arizona) is a Democratic politician. Since 2002 he has served as Arizona State Senator for District 15, which centers on Phoenix. Earlier he was elected to represent the 15th district in the State House of Representatives in 1994, becoming the first openly gay man elected to the Arizona House of Representatives, and held the seat until he was termed out in 2002. He was the Democratic Leader in that chamber in the 2001–02 session. In 2002, he was elected to represent the district in the State Senate, winning the general election by a margin of 63% to 37%. He had previously run for the Senate in 1990, winning 44% of the primary election vote but losing to Chuck Blanchard. He won re-election in 2004 with 65% of the vote and in 2006 with 69%. He ran unopposed in 2008, and term limits will prevent him from seeking a fifth two-year term in 2010. A supporter of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, Cheuvront was a delegate to the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver.He is openly gay, and his campaigns have been supported by the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund. He is one of five openly LGBT members of the Arizona State Legislature, serving alongside Sen.

Experience

Education

  (1 - 2 of 4)  
American Graduate School of International Management
Masters International Finance
1986
International Business, Université National de la Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Graduate Work
1985
Claremont McKenna College
BA Political Science/Public Management
1983
Political Science, Institut Études Européenes
Attended French
1981

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 12)  
Representative
Arizona State House of Representatives
1994 - 2002
Delegate
Gore/Lieberman, Democratic National Convention
2000
Delegate
Clinton/Gore, Democratic National Convention
1996
Campaign Worker
Blanchard
1992
Member
Executive Committee, Democratic Party
1992
Campaign Worker
Goddard
1990
Senator
Owner
Cheuvront Wine and Cheese
2003 - Current
Legislative Adviser
Ivory Coast, Chad, Burkina Faso, Senegal, National Conference of State Legislatures
2001
Legislative Trainer
Niger, Africa, National Democratic Institute
2001
General Contractor
Cheuvront Construction
1989 - Current
Floor Trader
Commodities Exchange Center
1986 - 1989

Other Experience

  (1 - 2 of 20)  
Vice President
Atlantic Association of Young Political Leaders, England, Turkey, Bulgaria
1999 - 2001
Co-Chair
International Network of Lesbian and Gay Officials
1998 - 2000
Delegate
American Council of Young Political Leaders
1996
Member
Arizona Valley Leadership, Class XXVIII
1996
Executive Board Member
Charity Dinner, Combined Metropolitan Phoenix Arts and Science
1990 - Current
Board Member
Arizona Human Rights Campaign Fund
Co-Chair
Friends of Combined Metropolitan Phoenix Arts & Sciences
Fundraiser
Drug Prevention in Arizona Schools
Fundraiser
Fight Birth Defects
Member
Executive Committee, 20/30 Great American Duck Race
Member
Development and Community Education
Member
Arizona Historical Foundation
Member
Advisory Committee, Neighborhood Preservation and Investment Initiative
Member
Outreach, Children of the Night
Member
March of Dimes Bid for Bachelors
Member
Homeless Children in Los Angeles
Member
Executive Committee, State Legislative Advisory Board, Democratic Leadership Council
1998 - Current
Board Member
Phoenix Parks and Recreation
1998
Chair
Arizona Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee
1997 - Current
Conferee
White House Conference on Hate Crimes
1997