The Green Papers: Arizona 2015 General Election
 
This page is for offices up for election in 2015. Find 2016 elections here.

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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:6,412,700 (2.07% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:11(2.04% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:9(2.07% of 435)
Capital:Phoenix
 

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Arizona State and Local Government

Arizona 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans

           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Republican Senator Jeff Flake
First elected: 2012.
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list
  Candidate Republican     Senator Jeff Flake
FEC S2AZ00141

Class 3 Republican Senator John Sidney McCain
First elected: 1986; re-elected: 1992, 1998, 2004, 2010.
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1982, 1984]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list
  Candidate Democratic     Leonard A. "Lennie" Clark
FEC S6AZ00134
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Ann Leila Kirkpatrick
Congressman CD 1.

FEC S6AZ00225; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,261,714; Dsb $495,108
  Candidate Republican     Senator John Sidney McCain
FEC S6AZ00019; 30 Sep 15; Tot $4,631,824; Dsb $1,692,394
  Candidate Republican     Alexander "Alex" Meluskey
FEC S6AZ00217; 30 Sep 15; Tot $267,545; Dsb $255,420
  Candidate Republican     David Summer Pizer
FEC S6AZ00266
  Candidate Republican     Clair Van Steenwyk
FEC S2AZ00216
  Candidate Republican     state Senator Kelli Ward
FEC S6AZ00233; 30 Sep 15; Tot $527,938; Dsb $207,067
  Candidate Independent     Joanne Selena Lopez-Cervantez
FEC S6AZ00241
  Candidate Independent     John Lewis "J.L." Mealer
Independent: "OPPORTUNITY." "PROSPERITY."

FEC S6AZ00209
  Candidate No Party Affiliation     Patrick Thomas "Pat" Quinn
FEC S6AZ00258

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: The Governor can not serve for more than 8 years, All Governors

  Republican Governor Doug Ducey
First elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Democratic (1 Open, 3 Undetermined);
5 Republican (5 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1 Democratic Congressman Ann Leila Kirkpatrick
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Open Seat - 26 May 2015: Announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate Class 3 Seat in 2016.
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
    Democratic     Congressman Ann Leila Kirkpatrick - apparently not a candidate
26 May 2015: Announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate Class 3 Seat in 2016.

FEC H8AZ01104; 30 Sep 15; Tot $422,984; Dsb $510,303
    Democratic     state Senator Barbara McGuire - apparently not a candidate
6 November 2015: Will run for re-election to the state Senate.
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Tom O'Halleran
Previously a Republican and Independent.

FEC H6AZ01199; 30 Sep 15; Tot $120,156; Dsb $11,272
  Candidate Democratic     Miguel A. "Mike" Olivas
FEC H6AZ01181
  Candidate Republican     Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu
  Candidate Republican     former Secretary of State Ken Bennett
FEC H6AZ01173; 30 Sep 15; Tot $111,530; Dsb $1,591
  Candidate Republican     state Representative David Matthew Gowan, Sr.
FEC H6AZ01215
  Candidate Republican     Gary Kiehne
FEC H4AZ01145; 30 Sep 15; Tot $655,595; Dsb $75,945
  Candidate Republican     Shawn Redd
FEC H6AZ01207

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2 Republican Congressman Martha E. McSally
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Matthew Gerald "Matt" Heinz
FEC H2AZ08078
  Candidate Democratic     Matthew Gerald "Matt" Heinz
FEC H6AZ02189; 30 Sep 15; Tot $203,923; Dsb $28,956
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative Victoria L. Steele
FEC H6AZ02171; 30 Sep 15; Tot $55,647; Dsb $21,396
    Democratic     state Representative Bruce Wheeler - apparently not a candidate
9 June 2015: Withdrew following surgery to repair a torn retina.
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Martha E. McSally
FEC H2AZ08102; 30 Sep 15; Tot $2,493,682; Dsb $1,295,645
  Candidate Independent     Rowan Bean
FEC H6AZ02197

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 3 Democratic Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva
FEC H2AZ07070; 30 Sep 15; Tot $150,293; Dsb $141,411
  Candidate Republican     Edna San Miguel

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 4 Republican Congressman Paul Anthony Gosar
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Paul Anthony Gosar
FEC H0AZ01259; 30 Sep 15; Tot $159,200; Dsb $43,176
  Candidate Republican     Raymond John "Ray" Strauss
FEC H6AZ04177; 30 Sep 15; Tot $25,990; Dsb $3,345

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 5 Republican Congressman Matthew James "Matt" Salmon
First elected: 1994; served through January 2001 (did not run in 2000); subsequently elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 6 Republican Congressman David Schweikert
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman David Schweikert
FEC H4AZ06045; 30 Sep 15; Tot $312,015; Dsb $292,177

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 7 Democratic Congressman Ruben Gallego
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
aka Ruben Marinelarena
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Cesar Chavez
FEC H4AZ07035
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Ruben Gallego
FEC H4AZ07043; 30 Sep 15; Tot $415,122; Dsb $202,764

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 8 Republican Congressman Trent Franks
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Republican     Congressman Trent Franks
FEC H4AZ04024; 30 Sep 15; Tot $103,307; Dsb $78,977

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 9 Democratic Congressman Kyrsten Sinema
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
 Candidate list - 115th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman Kyrsten Sinema
FEC H2AZ09019; 30 Sep 15; Tot $1,462,156; Dsb $435,989
  Candidate Republican     David Victor "Dave" Giles
FEC H6AZ09010; 30 Sep 15; Tot $142,474; Dsb $62,282

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Secretary of State Michele Reagan
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Attorney General Mark Brnovich
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Treasurer Jeff DeWit
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Mine Inspector  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Mine Inspector Joe Hart
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Public Instruction Superintendent Diane M. Douglas
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 4 incumbents, 11 candidates
  Republican: 13 incumbents, 18 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian
  Reform (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Socialist Party USA
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 3 candidates
  No Party Affiliation: 1 candidate
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

Election Authority
  Citizens Clean Elections Commission
  Secretary of State - Elections
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Arizona Revised Statutes
Democratic
  Arizona Democratic Party
Republican
  Arizona Republican Party
  Traditional Republicans United
Third Party
  Arizona Right to Life
  Constitution Party of Arizona
  Justice Party of Arizona
  Reform Party of Arizona
  Socialist Party of Arizona
  The Arizona Green Party
  The Arizona Libertarian Party
  The Unity Party of Arizona
Media & others
  Arizona Capitol Times - Phoenix
  Arizona Daily Star - Tucson
  Arizona Daily Sun - Flagstaff
  Blog For Arizona
  DMOZ - Arizona
  East Valley Tribune - Mesa
  KGUN TV - ABC - Tucson
  Kingman Daily Miner
  Kingman Daily Miner
  KOLD TV - CBS - Tucson
  Payson Roundup
  Politics1.com - Arizona
  Prescott Newspapers Online
  Sedona Red Rock News
  Sierra Vista Herald
  Sonoran News - Cave Creek
  The Daily Dispatch - Douglas
  The Flagstaff Navajo-Hopi Observer
  The Navajo Times - Window Rock
  The Republic - Phoenix
  The Sun - Yuma
  Today's News-Herald - Lake Havasu City
  Tucson Citizen

 


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  Relative Political Party Strength by SECTION and Region going into the 2014 Midterm Election  
  Relative Political Party Strength by SECTION and Region coming out of the 2014 Elections  
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  Comparative Political Party Predominance in each State, 2000 thru 2014  
2014 CONGRESSIONAL Political Party Breakdown by SECTION and Region
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History
  Political Party Floor Leaders in the Congress of the United States  
  Dates of DIRECT PRIMARY Elections re: Major Party Nominations for Statewide and/or Federal Office  
  Length of Terms of Office of STATE Governors throughout American History  
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