+ − Contact Information
Email Address: @azleg.gov
Phone: (602) 926-5874
Fax: (602) 417-3001
Room Room 205
1700 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007
+ − Biography
Representative Karen Fann was elected in November of 2010 to represent Legislative District 1 representing Yavapai County and portions of Maricopa County. Karen moved to Prescott at the age of 4, is a life-long Republican, precinct committeeman; member of Rotary International and Elks. Karen currently serves as Chairwoman of Insurance. She is also a member of the Agriculture, Water & Lands Committee; Transportation Committee and County & Municipal Affairs.
Over the past twenty years, Karen's public service has included:
2002-2009 Town of Chino Valley Mayor and Councilman
2007-2009 BQAZ Statewide Transportation Board
2005-2009 Chairman and Board, Central Yavapai Metropolitan Planning Organization (CYMPO)
2006-2009 Chairman and Board, Upper Verde River Watershed Protection Coalition
2005-2008 Governors Rural Water Legislative Study Committee
2002-2007 and 1992-1994 Northern Council of Governments (NACOG)
1992-1995 Prescott City Mayor Pro Tem and Councilman
1993-2002 President and Board, Prescott/Tri City Town Hall
1994-1996 Chairman, Governors' Commission on Non-Traditional Employment for Women
Karen is the owner and CEO of a highway construction company specializing in the installation of guardrail and signs throughout the State of Arizona, celebrating its 31st Anniversary. Her business was started in 1984 with $500 and has grown steadily to become Arizona's largest guardrail company, with forty employees. Karen is a licensed contractor with the Arizona Registrar of Contractors; past president of Yavapai County Contractors Association; and past president of Prescott Chapter National Association of Women in Construction. Previous work experience also includes four years legal experience; ten years airport/airline experience and a licensed Arizona Realtor.
In addition to the guardrail company, Karen and her husband Jim, owned and operated the FANN-M Ranch for nine years which was an equine facility, boarding horses, producing equine competitions, working with area 4-H clubs and other nonprofit organizations for community fundraisers.