The new State Senator from Mohave county is sworn into office Thursday afternoon. District 6 Republican Sue Donahue fills the vacant seat left by congressional hopeful Kelli Ward, and she admits having a learning curve to deal with as she gets to work as soon as Monday when the state legislature begins its session.

But she’s thrilled over the honor. “ It’s a surprise. I never expected to be in the State Senate, says Donahue. “But I’m honored to be asked and I’ll do the very best I can.”

Donahue, an ex Administrative Assistant to Mohave County Supervisor Buster Johnson, says she’s got resources to draw to help her in her decision making on bills. Donahue’s wish list includes preventing any further sweeps in county government and pumping more education dollars into rural areas.

She also says she has no interest in running for her new found position.

–Barbara Villa