Raised in a military family, Brenda Burns lived many places while growing up. In 1969 she moved to Arizona and made it her home. She helped manage a family business for many years and has also owned a Consulting business.
Ms. Burns’ public service experience includes:
- 1987 – 1995 Arizona House of Representatives; served one term as Arizona’s first female House Majority Leader
- 1995 – 2003 Arizona State Senate; served two terms as Arizona’s first female Senate President.
- 2011 – 2015 Arizona Corporation Commission
Brenda lives in Scottsdale and is a licensed real estate agent. She is married to Bob Isbell. They have a combined family of six adult children and ten grandchildren.