Kris Mayes is an American lawyer, reporter, and politician who has been the Arizona Attorney General since January 2, 2023. She is currently a member of the Democratic Party.


Mayes is the second woman elected as Arizona Attorney General, following Janet Napolitano. They started her political career in 2002 with the Republican Party.


Height: 6′ 3″ (1.96m) Weight: 349 lbs/ 109kg Age: 52Years


Mayes completed her high school education from Prescott High School and bachelor's degree in Political Science from Arizona State University (ASU). She earned a Master of Public Administration degree from Columbia University in New York and graduated magna cum laude from the ASU College of Law.


Mayes was appointed to the Arizona Corporation Commission by Governor Napolitano in 2003, where she served until 2010.


In 2019, Mayes left the Republican Party and joined the Democratic Party, since then she has been with this party.


Kris Mayes also serves as Professor of Practice at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law.


Mayes began her journalism career with the Phoenix Gazette, Arizona Republic and The Arizona Republic.


Mayes co-authored the book "Spin Priests: Campaign Advisors and the 2000 Race for the White House."