Primary Voter Guide

National pundits have been talking about a “blue wave” in the midterm elections, meaning that the Democratic Party is expected to see gains in Congress. In most midterm elections (those held two years after a presidential election) since 1934, the president’s party loses seats in Congress. Hence the discussion of a blue wave this time around. Will Arizona, a traditionally red state, see a blue wave this cycle?

“Arizona is changing demographically,” says Kim Fridkin, a professor with Arizona State University’s School of Politics and Global Studies. “It’s not quite a purple state” – a state where the two major parties have a relatively equal shot at winning – “but it’s kind of moving in that direction.” In 2016, for instance, then-candidate Donald Trump outpolled his Democratic Party opponent, Hillary Clinton, by 3.5 percent or a little more than 91,000 out of 2.55 million votes cast here.

Fridkin adds that the special election earlier this year to replace Trent Franks, the Republican representing the 8th Congressional District, may be a blue-wave indicator. Republican Debbie Lesko won the election in a normally red district by a margin of 5.22 percent. The 8th Congressional District favored President Trump in 2016 by a 20 percent margin.

“That’s some indication (but) we’ll know more when we have the primaries, to see whether the numbers are up relative to four years ago,” Fridkin said.

But as far as Democratic primary turnout goes, she said, “I don’t think we’re going to see the kind of numbers that we’ve seen in other states,” partly because “there’s a lot of races where there’s no competition at all.” That might depress turnout because “why would you even vote if there’s really not even a choice there?”

However, she added, “(Arizona is) one of the last states to hold a primary. I guess, everything else being equal, you might actually expect turnout to be higher because the primary is so late. We also have a contested primary for the U.S. Senate, so that could increase turnout.”

Although both parties have a contested primary for retiring Republican Sen. Jeff Flake’s seat, she noted that Democrat Kyrsten Sinema “has a much wider lead over her opponent than (Republican Martha) McSally has over her opponents.” JN

U.S. Senator

   

Republicans

Democrats

Libertarian

Green

Joe  Arpaio
Martha McSally
Kelli Ward
Nicholas N. Glenn
(Write-In Candidate) William Gonzales
(Write-In Candidate)

Deedra Abboud
Kyrsten Sinema

Adam Kokesh
(Write-In Candidate)

Angela Green
(Write-In Candidate)

U.S. Representative in Congress -
District No. 1

   

Wendy Rogers
Tiffany Shedd
Steve Smith

Tom O’Halleran

Zhani Doko
(Write-In Candidate)

 

U.S. Representative in Congress -
District No. 2

   

Lea Marquez Peterson
Brandon Martin
Daniel Romero Morales Jr.
Casey Welch

Matt Heinz
Ann Kirkpatrick
Billy Kovacs
Maria “Mary” Matiella
Barbara Sherry Bruce Wheeler Yahya Yuksel

  

U.S. Representative in Congress -
District No. 3

   

Sergio Arellano
Nicolas “Nick” Pierson
Edna San Miguel

Raúl Grijalva
Joshua Garcia
(Write-In Candidate)

  

U.S. Representative in Congress -
District No. 4

   

Paul Gosar

David Brill
Delina DiSanto
Ana Maria Perez
(Write-In Candidate)

 

Haryaksha Gregor Knaue

U.S. Representative in Congress -
District No. 5

   

Andy Biggs

Joan Greene
Jose Torres

  

U.S. Representative in Congress -
District No. 6

   

David Schweikert

Anita Malik
Garrick McFadden Heather Ross

  

U.S. Representative in Congress -
District No. 7

   
 

Ruben Gallego
Catherine Miranda

 

Gary Swing
(Write-In Candidate)

U.S. Representative in Congress -
District No. 8

   

Sandra E. Dowling
Debbie Lesko

Hiral Tipirneni

  

U.S. Representative in Congress -
District No. 9

   

Irina Baroness Von Behr
Stephen L. Ferrara
Dave Giles

Greg Stanton

  

Governor

   

Ken Bennett
Doug Ducey
Robert Weber
(Write-In Candidate)

Steve Farley
Kelly Fryer
David Garcia
Mirza Fareed “Fareed” Baig
(Write-In Candidate)

Barry Hess
(Write-In Candidate)

Noah Dyer
(Write-In Candidate) Angel Torres
(Write-In Candidate)

Secretary of State

   

Steve Gaynor
Michele Reagan

Katie Hobbs

Jenn Gray
(Write-In Candidate)

 

Attorney General

   

Mark Brnovich

January Contreras

Michael Kielsky
(Write-In Candidate)

 

State Treasurer

   

Jo Ann Sabbagh
Kimberly Yee

Mark Manoil

  

Superintendent of Public Instruction

   

Bob Branch
Diane Douglas
Jonathan Gelbart
Tracy Livingston
Frank Riggs

Kathy Hoffman
David Schapira

  

State Mine Inspector

   

Joe Hart

William “Bill” Pierce

Kim Ruff
(Write-In Candidate)

 

Corporation Commissioner

   

Tom Forese
Rodney Glassman
James “Jim” O’Connor Justin Olson
Eric Sloan

Sandra Kennedy William “Bill” Mundell Kiana Maria Sears

 




State Senator - District No. 1

   

Karen Fann

     Jo Craycraft

  

State Senator - District No. 2

   

Shelley Kais
Bobby Wilson

     Andrea Dalessandro

  

State Senator - District No. 3

   
 

    Sally Ann Gonzales
    Betty Villegas

  

State Senator - District No. 4

   
 

    Lisa Otondo

  
    

State Senator - District No. 5

   

Sonny Borrelli

    J’aime Morgaine

  

State Senator - District No. 6

   

Sylvia Tenney Allen

   Wade Carlisle

Jeff “JD” Daniels
(Write-In Candidate)

 

State Senator - District No. 7

   

JL Mealer

   Jamescita Peshlakai

  

State Senator - District No. 8

   

Frank Pratt

  Natali Fierros Bock
  Sharon Girard

  

State Senator - District No. 9

   

Randy Fleenor
(Write-In Candidate)

  Jim Love
  Victoria Steele

  

State Senator - District No. 10

   

Marilyn Wiles

  David Bradley

  

State Senator - District No. 11

   

Venden “Vince” Leach

  Ralph Atchue

 

Mohammad Arif
(Write-In Candidate)

State Senator - District No. 12

   

Eddie Farnsworth
Jimmy Lindblom

  Elizabeth Brown

  

State Senator - District No. 13

   

Brent Backus
Sine Kerr
Don Shooter

  Michelle Harris

  

State Senator - District No. 14

   

David Gowan
Drew John
Lori Kilpatrick

  Jaime Alvarez
  Mendy Gomez

  

State Senator - District No. 15

   

Heather Carter

Kristin Dybvig-Pawelko

  

State Senator - District No. 16

   

David Christian Farnsworth
Michael “Big Mike” Hernandez

Benjamin “Ben” Carmitchel

  

State Senator - District No. 17

   

J.D. Mesnard

Steve Weichert

  

State Senator - District No. 18

   

Frank Schmuck

Sean Bowie

  

State Senator - District No. 19

   
 

Lupe Chavira Contreras

  

State Senator - District No. 20

   

Paul Boyer
Charles Loftus

Douglas Ervin
Matthew Marquez

  

State Senator - District No. 21

   

Rick Gray
Randy Miller

   

State Senator - District No. 22

   

David Livingston
Clair Van Steenwyk

Wendy Garcia
Brianna Westbrook

  

State Senator - District No. 23

   

Timothy Jeffries
Kristina Kelly
Michelle Ugenti-Rita

Daria Lohman

  

State Senator - District No. 24

   

Vicki Alger

Lela Alston

  

State Senator - District No. 25

   

Tyler Pace
Itasca Small
(Write-In Candidate)

Kathy Mohr-Almeida

  

State Senator - District No. 26

   

Rebecca Speakman

Juan Mendez
Debbie Nez Manuel

  

State Senator - District No. 27

   
 

Cipriano Miranda
Rebecca Rios

  

State Senator - District No. 28

   

Kenneth R “Ken”  Bowers Jr.
Kate Brophy McGee

Christine Porter Marsh

  

State Senator - District No. 29

   
 

Martín J. Quezada

  

State Senator - District No. 30

   
 

Otoniel “Tony” Navarrete

  

State Representative - District No. 1

   

Noel Campbell
Jodi Rooney
David Stringer

Ed Gogek
Jan Manolis

  

State Representative - District No. 2

   

John Christopher Ackerley
Anthony Sizer

Rosanna Gabaldón
Daniel Hernandez Jr.

  

State Representative - District No. 3

   
 

Olivia Cajero Bedford
Andres Cano
Alma Hernandez

 

Beryl Baker

State Representative - District No. 4

   

Charlene Fernandez
Geraldine “Gerae” Peten

  

Sara Mae Williams

State Representative - District No. 5

   

Leo Biasiucci
Regina Cobb
Jennifer Jones-Esposito
Paul Mosle
Patrick Finerd
(Write-In Candidate)
Sam Harrison
(Write-In Candidate)

Mary McCord Robinson

  

State Representative - District No. 6

   

Walter “Walt” Blackman
Stuart McDaniel
Bob Thorpe

Felicia French
Bobby Tyler

  

State Representative - District No. 7

   

Doyel Shamley

Arlando Teller
Myron Tsosie

  

State Representative - District No. 8

   

Cook  David
Thomas “T.J.” Shope

Carmen Casillas
Pablo Correa
Linda C. Gross

  

State Representative - District No. 9

   

Ana Henderson

Randall “Randy” Friese
JP Martin
Pamela Powers Hannley

  

State Representative - District No. 10

   

Todd Clodfelter

Domingo DeGrazia
Kirsten Engel
Nikki Lee
Catherine Ripley

 

Joshua Reilly
(Write-In Candidate)

State Representative - District No. 11

   

Mark Finchem
Howell Jones
Bret Roberts

Hollace Lyon
Barry McCain
Marcela Quiroz

  

State Representative - District No. 12

   

Travis Grantham
Nick Myers
Warren Petersen
Blake Sacha

Joe Bisaccia Lynsey Robinson D. J. Rothans

  

State Representative - District No. 13

   

Timothy “Tim” Dunn
Darin Mitchell Joanne Osborne Trey Terry

Thomas Tzitzura

  

State Representative - District No. 14

   

Gail Griffin
Becky Nutt

Bob Karp
Shelley Renne-Leon

  

State Representative - District No. 15

   

John Allen
Nancy Barto

Julie Gunnigle
Tonya MacBeth Jennifer Samuels

  

State Representative - District No. 16

   

John Fillmore
Lisa Godzich
Stephen Kridler
Tara Phelps
Kelly Townsend

Sharon Stinard

 

Richard Grayson
(Write-In Candidate)

State Representative - District No. 17

   

Nora Ellen
Jeff Weninger
Julie Willoughby

Jennifer Pawlik

  

State Representative - District No. 18

   

Don Hawker
Jill Norgaard
Greg Patterson
Farhana Shifa

Denise “Mitzi” Epstein Jennifer Jermaine LaDawn Stuben

  

State Representative - District No. 19

   
 

Devin Del Palacio
Diego Espinoza
Lorenzo Sierra

  

State Representative - District No. 20

   

Shawnna Bolick
Anthony Kern

Dan Anderson Hazel Chandler Patrick Church
Christopher “Chris” Gilfillan

  

State Representative - District No. 21

   

Kevin Payne
Tony Rivero

Bradley Hughes
Gilbert Romero

  

State Representative - District No. 22

   

Matt Bullock
Frank Carroll
John Heep
Ben Toma

Valerie Harris
Teri Sarmiento

  

State Representative - District No. 23

   

John Kavanagh
Jay Lawrence

Eric Kurland

  

State Representative - District No. 24

   

David Alger Sr.

Ken Clark
Fred Dominguez
Marcus Ferrell
John Glenn
Denise Link
Jennifer Longdon
Amish Shah

  

State Representative - District No. 25

   

Russell W. “Rusty” Bowers
Marlene Hinton
Michelle Udall

Johnny Martin

  

State Representative - District No. 26

   

Raymond D. Speakman

Isela Blanc
Athena Salman

  

State Representative - District No. 27

   
 

Talonya Adams Reginald Bolding
Diego Rodriguez
Roberto Sanchez Garcia

Robert Pepiton
(Write-In Candidate)

 

State Representative - District No. 28

   

Kathy Pappas Petsas
Maria Syms

Kelli Butler
Aaron Lieberman

  

State Representative - District No. 29

   
  Richard Andrade
Cesar Chavez
  

State Representative - District No. 30

   

Gary Spears

Bill Brotherton Alejandro Larios
Robert Meza
Raquel Terán

  
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    

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