Notable people

Some famous Arizonans involved in politics and government are:
• Former United States Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters
• Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
• Former Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist
• Former U.S. Senator Dennis DeConcini
• Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
• National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel
• Junior Republican Senator Jon Kyl, current chairman of the Senate Minority Whip, and the No.

Republican in the Senate.
• Presidential candidate (2000), (2008) and Senior Republican Senator John McCain
• Presidential candidate (1964) and former U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater
• Former Governor, Secretary of the Interior, and Presidential candidate (1988) Bruce Babbitt
• Presidential candidate (1976) and former Arizona congressman Mo Udall and his brother Secretary of the Interior Stewart Udall
• Former U.S. Senator Carl Hayden
• Former United States Solicitor General Rex E. Lee.
• Former Governor and Secretary of Homeland Security in the Obama Administration Janet Napolitano
Arizona notables in culture and the arts include:
• Musicians Curt Kirkwood and Cris Kirkwood of alternative rock band Meat Puppets
• author Zane Grey
• architect Frank Lloyd Wright
• musicians Chester Bennington of Linkin Park, Alice Cooper and Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac, of Phoenix
• Linda Ronstadt of Tucson, Michelle Branch of Sedona, Authority Zero of Mesa, Gin Blossoms of Tempe, Chronic Future of Scottsdale
• band Jimmy Eat World (Members – Jim Adkins, Tom Linton, Rick Burch and Zach Lind)
• poet Jim Simmerman of Flagstaff
• film director Steven Spielberg grew up in Scottsdale, as did David Spade and Wonder Woman star Lynda Carter.
• labor leader and civil rights pioneer Cesar Estrada Chavez was from San Luis, near Yuma
• Frederick Sommer an artist/photographer moved to Tucson in 1931 and lived in Prescott from 1935–1999
• band Stellar Kart (Members - Adam Agee, Jordan Messer, Brian Calcara and Jon Howard)

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