"I owe a large debt to my country," Sinema said. "I got my shot and now it's my duty to help others get theirs. I never believed that being homeless was going to stop me from being who I wanted to be. When I went off to college, I knew I wanted to help others get their shot at the American Dream, because that dream came true for me."
She explained in a press release that she's hoping to be an advocate for everyone.
"Whether it's a veteran who can't get his benefits or needed treatment at the VA, a widow who needs Social Security, a business owner who's struggling with red tape, or parents worried their kids won't have a better life than they have, I get to help people solve their problems. What a privilege."
Sinema currently represents Arizona's 9th Congressional District.