The Green Papers: Arizona 2017 General Election
 
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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 House Bill 2484, which was first read on 8 February 2017, would move the primary from the 10th Tuesday before the General Election to the 11th Tuesday.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th 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 (7)
  Candidate Democratic     Deedra Abboud
FEC S8AZ00122; 30 Jun 17; Tot $6,775; Dsb $4,020
  Candidate Democratic     Jim K. Moss
FEC S8AZ00155
  Candidate Democratic     Dale Christopher "Chris" Russell
FEC S8AZ00148
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Jeff Flake
FEC S2AZ00141; 30 Jun 17; Tot $2,884,392; Dsb $496,821
  Candidate Republican     Nicholas Tutora
FEC S8AZ00163
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Kelli Ward
27 October 2016: Announced.

FEC S6AZ00233; 30 Jun 17; Tot $384,461; Dsb $352,525
  Candidate Libertarian     Doug Marks
FEC S8AZ00130

Class 3 Republican Senator  John Sidney McCain
First elected: 1986; re-elected: 1992, 1998, 2004, 2010, 2016.
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1982, 1984]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
19 July 2017: Senator McCain has brain cancer (glioblastoma).

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.
 Candidate list (4)
  Candidate Democratic     Noah "Noé" Dyer
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Steve Farley
  Candidate Democratic     David R. Garcia
  Candidate Libertarian     Barry Hess

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Democratic (4 Undetermined);
5 Republican (5 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 1 Democratic Congressman  Tom O'Halleran
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Previously a Republican and Independent.
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Tom O'Halleran
FEC H6AZ01199; 30 Jun 17; Tot $525,766; Dsb $154,072
  Candidate Republican     Kevin Cavanaugh
FEC H8AZ01211
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Steve Smith
FEC H8AZ01229; 30 Jun 17; Tot $102,647; Dsb $6,010

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 2 Republican Congressman  Martha E. McSally
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (9) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Matthew Gerald "Matt" Heinz
FEC H8AZ02136; 30 Jun 17; Tot $201,086; Dsb $19,941
  Candidate Democratic     Lou Jordan
  Candidate Democratic     former Congressman  Ann Kirkpatrick
First elected to the U.S. House as a Democrat 2008; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 2010; re-elected 2012; unsuccessful candidate for the U.S. Senate 2016.

FEC H8AZ02151
  Candidate Democratic     William Richard "Billy" Kovacs
FEC H8AZ02110; 30 Jun 17; Tot $20,260; Dsb $14,768
  Candidate Democratic     Jeff Latas
  Candidate Democratic     Maria "Mary" Matiella
FEC H8AZ02144; 30 Jun 17; Tot $31,214; Dsb $635
    Democratic     Charlie Verdin - apparently not a candidate
8 August 2017: "I have decided to drop out of the race for Arizona's Congressional District 2."

FEC H8AZ02128
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Bruce Wheeler
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Martha E. McSally
FEC H2AZ08102; 30 Jun 17; Tot $1,784,732; Dsb $1,139,487
  Candidate Democratic/Republican     William Abbott "Will" Foster
FEC H8AZ02102

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 3 Democratic Congressman  Raúl M. Grijalva
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Raúl M. Grijalva
FEC H2AZ07070; 30 Jun 17; Tot $150,741; Dsb $99,562
  Candidate Republican     Bill Abatecola
FEC H6AZ03245
  Candidate Republican     Edna San Miguel
FEC H6AZ03179; 30 Jun 17; Tot $8,910; Dsb $6,440

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 4 Republican Congressman  Paul Anthony Gosar
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Ana Maria Perez Gissy
FEC H8AZ04132
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Paul Anthony Gosar
FEC H0AZ01259; 30 Jun 17; Tot $142,260; Dsb $36,477

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 5 Republican Congressman  Andy Biggs
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Joan Greene
FEC H8AZ05154; 30 Jun 17; Tot $2,117; Dsb $151
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Andy Biggs
FEC H6AZ05083; 30 Jun 17; Tot $315,337; Dsb $127,052

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 6 Republican Congressman  David Schweikert
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Garrick Arvin McFadden
FEC H8AZ06087; 30 Jun 17; Tot $34,686; Dsb $19,942
  Candidate Democratic     Heather Maura Ross
FEC H8AZ06095
  Candidate Democratic     W. John Williamson
FEC H2AZ05132; 30 Jun 17; Tot $445; Dsb $489
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  David Schweikert
FEC H4AZ06045; 30 Jun 17; Tot $405,717; Dsb $198,165

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 7 Democratic Congressman  Ruben Gallego
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Ruben Gallego
FEC H4AZ07043; 30 Jun 17; Tot $225,240; Dsb $114,498

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 8 Republican Congressman  Trent Franks
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Judith Keenan McHale
FEC H8AZ08067; 30 Jun 17; Tot $3,795; Dsb $1,978
  Candidate Democratic     Hiral Vyas Tipirneni
FEC H8AZ08083
  Candidate Democratic     Brianna Westbrook
FEC H8AZ08059; 30 Jun 17; Tot $4,600; Dsb $1,903
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Trent Franks
FEC H4AZ04024; 30 Jun 17; Tot $77,780; Dsb $31,382
  Candidate Independent     Augustine Beyer "Augie" Beyer
FEC H8AZ08075

Incumbent - 115th . Congress
CD 9 Democratic Congressman  Kyrsten Sinema
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (6) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Talia Fuentes
FEC H6AZ05133
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Kyrsten Sinema
FEC H2AZ09019; 30 Jun 17; Tot $1,326,563; Dsb $360,564
  Candidate Republican     Irina Baroness von Behr
FEC H8AZ09016; 30 Jun 17; Tot $2,564; Dsb $939
  Candidate Republican     Steve Ferrara
FEC H8AZ09024; 30 Jun 17; Tot $256,243; Dsb $10,911
  Candidate Republican     David Victor "Dave" Giles
FEC H6AZ09010; 30 Jun 17; Tot $1,511; Dsb $824
  Candidate Independent     Kiko Rex

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
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Katie Hobbs

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
Open Seat - Not an candidate for re-election.
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Corporation Commissioner  Tom Ferese

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
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Kathy Hoffman
  Candidate Democratic     Tempe City Councilmember  David Schapira
  Candidate Republican     former Congressman  Frank D. Riggs
First elected 1990; unsuccessful candidate for re-election 1992; elected 1994; re-elected 1996; not a candidate for re-election 1998.
 

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, 29 candidates
  Republican: 13 incumbents, 17 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates)
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
  Reform (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  Democratic/Republican: 1 candidate
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Socialist Party USA
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 2 candidates
 
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
  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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