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 - Filing Deadline - Party/Independent Special Election Primary House CD 8.
Tuesday 27 February 2018 - Special Primary House CD 8. Polling hours 6:00a-7:00p MST (1300-0200 UTC).
Tuesday 24 April 2018 - Special Election House CD 8. Polling hours 6:00a-7:00p MST (1300-0200 UTC).
Wednesday 30 May 2018 - Filing Deadline - Party/Independent.
Tuesday 28 August 2018 - Primary. Polling hours 6:00a-7:00p MST (1300-0200 UTC).
Tuesday 6 November 2018 - General Election. Polling hours 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.

Candidate List for the 2018 Special Primary in U.S. Representative in Congress District 8 and 2018 Primary Election 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 (5, 4 write-ins)
  Candidate Democratic     Deedra Abboud
FEC S8AZ00122; 30 Jun 18; Tot $84,752; Dsb $70,347
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Kyrsten Sinema
Congressman CD 9.
28 September 2017: Running for the Senate Class 1 Seat in 2018.

FEC S8AZ00197; 30 Jun 18; Tot $9,563,041; Dsb $6,446,752
  Candidate Republican     former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
FEC S8AZ00247; 30 Jun 18; Tot $1,142,989; Dsb $851,016
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Martha E. McSally
Congressional District 2

FEC S8AZ00221; 30 Jun 18; Tot $6,670,460; Dsb $2,434,278
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Kelli Ward
27 October 2016: Announced.

FEC S6AZ00233; 30 Jun 18; Tot $2,659,996; Dsb $2,348,585
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Nicholas N. Glenn
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     William "Bill" Gonzales
  Candidate Write-in; (Green)     Angela Green
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian)     Adam Kokesh

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 (5, 4 write-ins)
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Steve Farley
  Candidate Democratic     Kelly Fryer
  Candidate Democratic     David R. Garcia
  Candidate Republican     former Secretary of State Ken Bennett
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Doug Ducey
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Mirza Fareed "Fareed" Baig
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian)     Barry Hess
  Candidate Write-in; (Green)     Angel Torres
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Robert Weber

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

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
Renominated - Previously a Republican and Independent.
 Candidate list (4, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Tom O'Halleran
FEC H6AZ01199; 30 Jun 18; Tot $1,733,927; Dsb $625,763
  Candidate Republican     Wendy Rogers
FEC H2AZ09035; 30 Jun 18; Tot $415,795; Dsb $139,481
  Candidate Republican     Tiffany Shedd
FEC H8AZ01237; 30 Jun 18; Tot $451,233; Dsb $206,557
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Steve Smith
FEC H8AZ01229; 30 Jun 18; Tot $392,979; Dsb $134,428
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian)     Zhani Doko

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Congressman  Martha E. McSally
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 12 January 2018: Running for the Senate Class 1 seat in 2018.
 Candidate list (11) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Matthew Gerald "Matt" Heinz
FEC H8AZ02136; 30 Jun 18; Tot $854,724; Dsb $360,927
  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 Jun 18; Tot $1,764,194; Dsb $927,267
  Candidate Democratic     William Richard "Billy" Kovacs
FEC H8AZ02110; 30 Jun 18; Tot $71,922; Dsb $54,978
  Candidate Democratic     Maria "Mary" Matiella
FEC H8AZ02144; 08 Aug 18; Tot $277,637; Dsb $245,308
  Candidate Democratic     Barbara Louise Sherry
FEC H8AZ02177; 08 Aug 18; Tot $7,194; Dsb $2,015
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Bruce Wheeler
FEC H8AZ02169; 30 Jun 18; Tot $22,363; Dsb $11,986
  Candidate Democratic     Yahya Yuksel
FEC H8AZ02235; 30 Jun 18; Tot $48,604; Dsb $35,840
  Candidate Republican     Lea Marquez Peterson
FEC H8AZ02185; 30 Jun 18; Tot $707,390; Dsb $198,322
  Candidate Republican     Brandon Ray Martin
FEC H8AZ02201; 30 Jun 18; Tot $24,537; Dsb $23,013
  Candidate Republican     former Douglas City Councilman Daniel Romero "Danny" "DJ" Morales, Jr.
FEC H8AZ02227; 08 Aug 18; Tot $9,802; Dsb $9,811
  Candidate Republican     Casey Burke Welch
FEC H8AZ02193; 30 Jun 18; Tot $14,197; Dsb $13,402

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
Renominated
 Candidate list (4, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Raúl M. Grijalva
FEC H2AZ07070; 30 Jun 18; Tot $494,182; Dsb $401,027
  Candidate Republican     Sergio Arellano
FEC H8AZ03142; 30 Jun 18; Tot $34,160; Dsb $24,358
  Candidate Republican     Joe Nicolas "Nick" Pierson
FEC H8AZ03159; 30 Jun 18; Tot $21,543; Dsb $15,009
  Candidate Republican     Edna San Miguel
FEC H6AZ03179; 30 Jun 18; Tot $10,305; Dsb $8,034
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Joshua Garcia

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
Renominated
 Candidate list (4, 2 write-ins) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     David H. Brill
FEC H8AZ04140; 30 Jun 18; Tot $176,358; Dsb $144,968
  Candidate Democratic     Delina DiSanto
FEC H8AZ04165; 08 Aug 18; Tot $23,714; Dsb $14,022
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Paul Anthony Gosar
FEC H0AZ01259; 08 Aug 18; Tot $422,481; Dsb $257,862
  Candidate Green     Haryaksha Gregor Knauer
FEC H8AZ04173
  Candidate Write-in     Thaddeus J. "Thad" Andreski, II
FEC H8AZ04157
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Ana Maria Perez Gissy
FEC H8AZ04132; 08 Aug 18; Tot $9,022; Dsb $8,173

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
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Joan Greene
FEC H8AZ05154; 08 Aug 18; Tot $97,619; Dsb $88,007
  Candidate Democratic     Jose Lazaro Torres
FEC H8AZ05162; 30 Jun 18; Tot $10,412; Dsb $10,863
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Andy Biggs
FEC H6AZ05083; 30 Jun 18; Tot $641,682; Dsb $335,764

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
Renominated
 Candidate list (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Anita Malik
FEC H8AZ06103; 30 Jun 18; Tot $106,397; Dsb $84,947
  Candidate Democratic     Garrick Arvin McFadden
FEC H8AZ06087; 30 Jun 18; Tot $96,645; Dsb $95,590
  Candidate Democratic     Heather Maura Ross
FEC H8AZ06095; 30 Jun 18; Tot $357,222; Dsb $279,715
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  David Schweikert
FEC H4AZ06045; 30 Jun 18; Tot $1,381,831; Dsb $871,743

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 (2, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Ruben Gallego
FEC H4AZ07043; 30 Jun 18; Tot $792,033; Dsb $441,539
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Catherine Miranda
FEC H8AZ07044; 30 Jun 18; Tot $28,191; Dsb $22,449
  Candidate Write-in; (Green)     Gary Swing
FEC H8AZ08224

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Debbie Lesko
First elected in a special election: 24 April 2018 [re: resignation of Congressman Trent Franks (Republican)]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Hiral Vyas Tipirneni
FEC H8AZ08083; 30 Jun 18; Tot $2,848,325; Dsb $2,548,320
  Candidate Republican     former Maricopa County Schools Superintendent Sandra Elaine Dowling
FEC H8AZ08257
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Debbie Lesko
FEC H8AZ08158; 30 Jun 18; Tot $1,357,890; Dsb $1,201,031
  

7 December 2017: Congressman Trent Franks (Republican): "This morning I notified House leadership that I will be leaving Congress as of January 31st, 2018."
8 December 2017: Congressman Trent Franks (Republican): "... the best thing for our family now would be for me to tender my previous resignation effective today ...."
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. He was first elected in 2002.


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 - CD 8 Election Information from the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office
27 February 2018 Primary Returns from the Arizona Secretary of State.
24 April 2018 General Elections Returns from the Arizona Secretary of State.
 Candidate list (2)
  Elected Republican 96,012 52.37% state Senator  Debbie Lesko
FEC H8AZ08158; 30 Jun 18; Tot $1,357,890; Dsb $1,201,031
  Candidate Democratic 87,330 47.63% Hiral Vyas Tipirneni
FEC H8AZ08083; 30 Jun 18; Tot $2,848,325; Dsb $2,548,320
Total 183,342 100.00%  
  

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 (4) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton
FEC H8AZ09040; 30 Jun 18; Tot $1,571,746; Dsb $406,572
  Candidate Republican     Irina Baroness von Behr
FEC H8AZ09016; 30 Jun 18; Tot $21,244; Dsb $16,136
  Candidate Republican     Stephen L. "Steve" Ferrara
FEC H8AZ09024; 30 Jun 18; Tot $1,008,475; Dsb $273,651
  Candidate Republican     David Victor "Dave" Giles
FEC H6AZ09010; 30 Jun 18; Tot $52,584; Dsb $52,336

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 (3, 1 write-in)
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Katie Hobbs
  Candidate Republican     Steve Gaynor
  Candidate Republican     Secretary of State  Michele Reagan
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian)     Jenn Gray

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
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Candidate Democratic     former Assistant Attorney General January Contreras
  Candidate Republican     Attorney General  Mark Brnovich
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian)     Michael Kielsky

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election
Open
Republican Treasurer Eileen I. Klein
Appointed 17 April 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat
 Candidate list (3)
  Candidate Democratic     Mark Manoil
  Candidate Republican     Jo Ann F. Sabbagh
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Kimberly Yee
 3 April 2018: Treasurer Jeff DeWit (Republican), who was first elected in 2014, resigned to become NASA's Chief Financial Officer in the Trump Administration after being confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
17 April 2018: Governor Doug Ducey (Republican) named Arizona Board of Regents President Eileen I. Klein to serve the remainder of the term.

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
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Candidate Democratic     William "Bill" Pierce
  Candidate Republican     Mine Inspector Joe Hart
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian)     Kim Ruff

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 (7)
  Candidate Democratic     Kathy Hoffman
  Candidate Democratic     former Tempe City Councilmember David Schapira
  Candidate Republican     Robert "Rob" Branch
  Candidate Republican     Public Instruction Superintendent  Diane M. Douglas
  Candidate Republican     Jonathan Gelbart
  Candidate Republican     Maricopa Community College Governing Board Member  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.
 

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, 35 candidates
  Republican: 14 incumbents, 38 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): 4 candidates
  Libertarian: 6 candidates
  Reform (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 16 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.

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

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Arizona Constitution
  http://www.azleg.state.az.us/const/const.htm
Election Authority
  Arizona Secretary of State
  Citizens Clean Elections Commission
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Arizona House of Representatives
  Arizona Revised Statutes
  Arizona State Senate
Democratic
  Arizona Democratic Party
Republican
  Arizona Republican Party
  Traditional Republicans United
Third Party
  Arizona Right to Life
  Constitution Party of Arizona
  Independent Party of Arizona
  Justice Party of Arizona
  Reform 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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