The Green Papers: Arizona 2018 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Special Primary House CD 8: Tuesday 27 February 2018
Special Election House CD 8: Tuesday 24 April 2018
Primary: Tuesday 28 August 2018
General Election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Wednesday 10 January 2018 - Fiiling Deadline - Party/Indenpendent Special Election Primary House CD 8.
Tuesday 27 February 2018 - Special Primary House CD 8. Polling hours reportedly 6:00a-7:00p MST (1300-0200 UTC).
Tuesday 24 April 2018 - Special Election House CD 8. Polling hours reportedly 6:00a-7:00p MST (1300-0200 UTC).
Wednesday 30 May 2018 (presumably) - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Tuesday 28 August 2018 - Primary. Polling hours reportedly 6:00a-7:00p MST (1300-0200 UTC).
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - General Election. Polling hours reportedly 6:00a-7:00p MST (1300-0200 UTC).
 
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


2018 Election Dates from the Arizona Secretary of State.

Candidate Search from the Arizona Secretary of State.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1
Seat up for regular election
Open
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
Open Seat - 24 October 2017: Will not seek re-election in 2018.
 Candidate list (12)
  Candidate Democratic     Deedra Abboud
FEC S8AZ00122; 30 Sep 17; Tot $20,442; Dsb $12,594
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Grimes "Bob" Bishop
FEC S8AZ00171; 30 Sep 17; Tot $21,456; Dsb $3,833
  Candidate Democratic     Cheryl R. "Ché" Fowler
FEC S8AZ00205
    Democratic     Jim K. Moss - apparently not a candidate
6 November 2017: Withdrew.

FEC S8AZ00155; 30 Sep 17; Tot $32,091; Dsb $15,709
  Candidate Democratic     Dale Christopher "Chris" Russell
FEC S8AZ00148; 30 Sep 17; Tot $6,565; Dsb $731
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Kyrsten Sinema
Congressman CD 9.
28 September 2017: Running for the Senate Class 1 Seat in 2018.

FEC S8AZ00197; 30 Sep 17; Tot $2,415,167; Dsb $510,446
  Candidate Republican     Craig R. Brittain
FEC S8AZ00189
  Candidate Republican     Christian "C.J." Diegel
?

FEC S8AZ00213
    Republican     Senator Jeff Flake - apparently not a candidate
24 October 2017: Will not seek re-election in 2018.

FEC S2AZ00141; 30 Sep 17; Tot $3,963,974; Dsb $1,137,069
  Candidate Republican     Board of Regents Member Jay Heiler
  Candidate Republican     Nicholas Tutora
FEC S8AZ00163
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Kelli Ward
27 October 2016: Announced.

FEC S6AZ00233; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,077,811; Dsb $845,204
  Candidate Green     Eve Reyes Aguirre
  Candidate Libertarian     Doug Marks
FEC S8AZ00130; 30 Sep 17; Tot $0; Dsb $0

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

Chair up for regular election 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 (6)
  Candidate Democratic     Noah "Noé" Dyer
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Steve Farley
  Candidate Democratic     David R. Garcia
  Candidate Libertarian     Merissa Hamilton
  Candidate Libertarian     Barry Hess
  Candidate Libertarian     Kevin McCormick

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Democratic (3 Undetermined, 1 Open);
4 Republican (4 Undetermined);
1 Vacancy

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Tom O'Halleran
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Previously a Republican and Independent.
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Tom O'Halleran
FEC H6AZ01199; 30 Sep 17; Tot $832,132; Dsb $240,474
  Candidate Democratic     Miguel Olivas
FEC H6AZ01181
  Candidate Republican     Kevin Cavanaugh
FEC H8AZ01211
  Candidate Republican     Tiffany Shedd
FEC H8AZ01237
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Steve Smith
FEC H8AZ01229; 30 Sep 17; Tot $147,572; Dsb $24,767

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Martha E. McSally
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (11) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Matthew Gerald "Matt" Heinz
FEC H8AZ02136; 30 Sep 17; Tot $262,333; Dsb $75,903
  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; 30 Sep 17; Tot $350,782; Dsb $81,942
  Candidate Democratic     William Richard "Billy" Kovacs
FEC H8AZ02110; 30 Sep 17; Tot $40,543; Dsb $31,024
  Candidate Democratic     Jeff Latas
  Candidate Democratic     Maria "Mary" Matiella
FEC H8AZ02144; 30 Sep 17; Tot $93,143; Dsb $36,105
  Candidate Democratic     Barbara Louise Sherry
FEC H8AZ02177
    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
FEC H8AZ02169; 30 Sep 17; Tot $7,380; Dsb $5,334
  Candidate Republican     Lea Marquez Peterson
FEC H8AZ02185
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Martha E. McSally
FEC H2AZ08102; 30 Sep 17; Tot $2,731,790; Dsb $1,621,287
  Candidate Democratic/Republican     William Abbott "Will" Foster
FEC H8AZ02102

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Raúl M. Grijalva
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Raúl M. Grijalva
FEC H2AZ07070; 30 Sep 17; Tot $225,736; Dsb $181,671
    Republican     Bill Abatecola - apparently not a candidate
FEC H6AZ03245
  Candidate Republican     Sergio Arellano
  Candidate Republican     Edna San Miguel
FEC H6AZ03179; 30 Sep 17; Tot $9,305; Dsb $6,629
  Candidate Unaffiliated     Jaime Alfredo Vasquez
FEC H2AZ07161

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
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; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,355; Dsb $248
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Paul Anthony Gosar
FEC H0AZ01259; 30 Sep 17; Tot $172,105; Dsb $75,640

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Andy Biggs
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Joan Greene
FEC H8AZ05154; 30 Sep 17; Tot $4,802; Dsb $2,047
  Candidate Democratic     Jose Lazaro Torres
FEC H8AZ05162
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Andy Biggs
FEC H6AZ05083; 30 Sep 17; Tot $393,495; Dsb $192,661

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  David Schweikert
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Anita Malik
FEC H8AZ06103; 30 Sep 17; Tot $19,130; Dsb $8,579
  Candidate Democratic     Garrick Arvin McFadden
FEC H8AZ06087; 30 Sep 17; Tot $42,431; Dsb $40,000
  Candidate Democratic     Heather Maura Ross
FEC H8AZ06095; 30 Sep 17; Tot $77,124; Dsb $3,361
  Candidate Democratic     W. John Williamson
FEC H2AZ05132; 30 Sep 17; Tot $608; Dsb $631
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  David Schweikert
FEC H4AZ06045; 30 Sep 17; Tot $582,216; Dsb $341,305

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
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 Sep 17; Tot $313,670; Dsb $175,633

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Vacant
Republican Congressman  Trent Franks
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Vacant Office - 7 December 2017: "This morning I notified House leadership that I will be leaving Congress as of January 31st, 2018."
8 December 2017: "... the best thing for our family now would be for me to tender my previous resignation effective today ...."
 Candidate list (8) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Judith Keenan McHale
FEC H8AZ08067; 30 Sep 17; Tot $4,845; Dsb $3,848
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Kyle Schuster
FEC H8AZ08125
  Candidate Democratic     Hiral Vyas Tipirneni
FEC H8AZ08083; 30 Sep 17; Tot $165,266; Dsb $41,927
  Candidate Democratic     Brianna Westbrook
FEC H8AZ08059; 30 Sep 17; Tot $7,111; Dsb $2,946
    Republican     Congressman  Trent Franks - apparently not a candidate
7 December 2017: "This morning I notified House leadership that I will be leaving Congress as of January 31st, 2018."
8 December 2017: "... the best thing for our family now would be for me to tender my previous resignation effective today ...."

FEC H4AZ04024; 30 Sep 17; Tot $108,775; Dsb $60,302
  Candidate Republican     David Lien
FEC H8AZ08109
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Phil Lovas
FEC H8AZ08133
  Candidate Republican     Christopher "Chris" Sylvester
FEC H8AZ08091
  Candidate Independent     Augustine Beyer "Augie" Beyer
FEC H8AZ08075
  

On 11 December 2018, Governor Doug Ducey (Republican) called a Special Primary for Tuesday 27 February 2018 and Special Election for Tuesday 24 April 2018 to fill the vacant seat of Congressman Trent Franks (Republican) who resigned on 8 December 2017.


Special Election - 115th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for special election
Special Election
Republican
Seat up for special election: Tuesday 24 April 2018
Special Election
 Candidate list (15)
  Candidate Democratic     Judith McHale
FEC H8AZ08067; 30 Sep 17; Tot $4,845; Dsb $3,848
  Candidate Democratic     Robert Kyle Schuster
FEC H8AZ08125
  Candidate Democratic     Hiral Vyas Tipirneni
FEC H8AZ08083; 30 Sep 17; Tot $165,266; Dsb $41,927
  Candidate Democratic     Brianna Westbrook
FEC H8AZ08059; 30 Sep 17; Tot $7,111; Dsb $2,946
  Candidate Republican     Chad Allen
  Candidate Republican     Travis Angry
FEC H8AZ08117
  Candidate Republican     Bill Harbeck
  Candidate Republican     David Lien
FEC H8AZ08109
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Phil Lovas
FEC H8AZ08133
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Steve Montenegro
  Candidate Republican     Christopher T. Rippey
  Candidate Republican     Jon Ritzheimer
  Candidate Republican     former state Corporate Commissioner Bob Stump
  Candidate Republican     Christopher "Chris" Sylvester
FEC H8AZ08091
  Candidate Independent     Augustine Beyer "Augie" Beyer
FEC H8AZ08075
  

On 11 December 2018, Governor Doug Ducey (Republican) called a Special Primary for Tuesday 27 February 2018 and Special Election for Tuesday 24 April 2018 to fill the vacant seat of Congressman Trent Franks (Republican) who resigned on 8 December 2017.


Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Congressman  Kyrsten Sinema
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 28 September 2017: Running for the Senate Class 1 Seat in 2018.
 Candidate list (10) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Talia Fuentes
FEC H6AZ05133
  Candidate Democratic     Scott Anthony Menor
FEC H8AZ09057
  Candidate Democratic     Phoenix Mayor  Greg Stanton
FEC H8AZ09040
  Candidate Republican     Irina Baroness von Behr
FEC H8AZ09016; 30 Sep 17; Tot $8,990; Dsb $5,904
  Candidate Republican     Steve Ferrara
FEC H8AZ09024; 30 Sep 17; Tot $422,279; Dsb $43,659
  Candidate Republican     David Victor "Dave" Giles
FEC H6AZ09010; 30 Sep 17; Tot $2,785; Dsb $2,495
  Candidate Republican     Seth Leibsohn
FEC H8AZ09032
  Candidate Libertarian     Zhani Doko
  Candidate Libertarian     Stephen Kessen
  Candidate Independent     Kiko Rex

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

Seat up for regular election Republican Secretary of State  Michele Reagan
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Katie Hobbs
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Steve Montenegro

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

Seat up for regular election 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

Seat up for regular election
Open
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 (2)
  Candidate Republican     Corporation Commissioner  Tom Ferese
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Kimberly Yee

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

Seat up for regular election 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

Seat up for regular election Republican Public Instruction Superintendent  Diane M. Douglas
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (5)
  Candidate Democratic     Kathy Hoffman
  Candidate Democratic     Tempe City Councilmember  David Schapira
  Candidate Republican     Tracy Livingston
  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.
  Candidate Independent     Stacie Banks
 

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 4 incumbents, 41 candidates
  Republican: 14 incumbents, 37 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Constitution (affiliates)
  Green (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 6 candidates
  Reform (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  Democratic/Republican: 1 candidate
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Socialist Party USA
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 4 candidates
  Unaffiliated: 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.


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Election Authority
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  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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