Chandler,AZ - On Sunday, January 29, 2012, Karyn Lathan officially announced her intentions to seek election as a Democrat to the Arizona State Legislature representing the newly established District 17 serving Chandler and Sun Lakes communities. City Councilwoman and former Vice-Mayor Trinity Donovan, Vice-Chair of Arizona Democratic Party Marquisha Griffin, Minority House Whip Chad Campbell, LD21 Chair Sandra Fischer, and CD5 Candidate Spencer Morgan all came out to speak in support of Karyn Lathan's candidacy for the Arizona State House of Representatives.
"Arizona has been in the grasp of extremism for too long. It is time to bring our legislature back to the mainstream," said Lathan. "The current incumbents seem to have lost critical thinking skills, choosing to vote straight party lines at every given opportunity. They are not representing the people of District 17. It is time to put partisan politics aside and do the work of the people of Arizona. As your representative, I will always put people before politics."
Karyn Lathan has spent over 25 years in law enforcement and corrections as a Police Officer, Correctional Officer, Probation and Parole Officer and ending her career in law enforcement as the Restorative Justice Coordinator for Arizona Department of Corrections. She is an Air Force veteran where she served in South Korea as well as stateside.
Karyn has spent the last 5 years working and volunteering with victim services organizations, is the Chairman of the Chandler Domestic Violence Commission, Board member for the Arizona Sexual Assault Network, and member of the Arizona Coalition of Victim Services.