The Green Papers: Arizona 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary and Special Election Senate Class 3: Tuesday 4 August 2020
General Election and Special Election Senate Class 3: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Monday 6 April 2020 - Filing Deadline - Party/Independent.
Tuesday 4 August 2020 - Primary and Special Election Senate Class 3. Polling hours reportedly 6:00a-7:00p MST (1300-0200 UTC).
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - General Election and Special Election Senate Class 3. 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

Arizona 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


2020 Election Dates and Running for Federal Office from the Arizona Secretary of State.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 11 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2020

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  Kyrsten Sinema
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Kyrsten Sinema
FEC S8AZ00197

Class 3 Republican Senator  Martha E. McSally
Appointed: 31 December 2018 by Governor Doug Ducey (Republican) [re: resignation of appointed Senator Jon Llewellyn Kyl (Republican). Senator Kyl was appointed on 4 September 2018 to fill the seat of former Senator John Sidney McCain who passed on 25 August 2018]. Senator Martha E. McSally served in the U.S. House elected 2014 and 2016. Unsuccessful candidate for the U.S. Senate 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Martha E. McSally
FEC S8AZ00221; 30 Jun 19; Tot $5,499,478; Dsb $2,046,560
 
19 July 2017: Senator McCain has brain cancer (glioblastoma).
24 August 2018: Senator McCain's family announced he is ending medical treatment for cancer.
25 August 2018: Senator John Sidney McCain, 81, passed away. He was first elected in 1986 and re-elected in 1992, 1998, 2004, 2010, and 2016. He also served in the U.S. House being elected in 1982 and 1984. State law requires Governor Doug Ducey to appoint a person from the same party as McCain to fill the seat. The newly appointed Senator will serve until a Special Election in November 2020.
4 September 2018: Governor Doug Ducey (Republican) appoints former Senator Jon Llewellyn Kyl to fill the remainder of Senator McCain's term. Senator Kyl was sworn on 5 September 2018 and will not run for election to this the Seat. Senator Kyl was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 1994 and re-elected in 2000 and 2006. He was not a candidate for reelection in 2012. He also served in U.S. House being elected in 1986, 1988, 1990, and 1992.
28 November 2018: A lawsuit is filed in Federal District Court claiming that Arizona must hold a special election to fill this seat. Ref: Tedards v Ducey, 2:18cv-4241.
14 December 2018: Senator Kyl will resign on 31 December 2018. Governor Doug Ducey (Republican) will fill the seat by appointing a new senator.
18 December 2018: Governor Doug Ducey (Republican) has selected Congressman Martha E. McSally (Republican) to fill the seat.
31 December 2018: Senator Jon Llewellyn Kyl (Republican) resigns.

Class 3
Seat up for special election
Special Election
Republican
Seat up for special election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Special Election - Caused by the 31 December 2018 resignation of appointed Senator Jon Llewellyn Kyl (Republican). A lawsuit [Tedards v Ducey, 2:18cv-4241] in in progress to determine if Governor Doug Ducey (Republican) has the authority to postpone the special election until November 2020.
27 June 2019: The U.S. District Court upheld Arizona's decision to not hold a special election to fill John McCain's Senate vacant seat by special election.
 Candidate list (7)
  Candidate Democratic     Mohammad Arif
  Candidate Democratic     Mark Kelly
FEC S0AZ00350; 30 Jun 19; Tot $8,363,175; Dsb $2,420,411
  Candidate Democratic     Juan Angel Vasquez
FEC S0AZ00368
  Candidate Republican     Craig R. Brittain
FEC S8AZ00189; 30 Jun 19; Tot $3,076; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     Josue Larose
FEC S0AZ00343; 30 Jun 19; Tot $0; Dsb $0
  Candidate Republican     Daniel McCarthy
FEC S0AZ00376
  Candidate Other     Robert Kay
FEC S8AZ00338

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: The Governor can not serve for more than 8 years, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Doug Ducey
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - At Term Limit

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
5 Democratic (5 Undetermined);
4 Republican (4 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Tom O'Halleran
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (8) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former state Senator Barbara McGuire
FEC H0AZ01382
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Tom O'Halleran
FEC H6AZ01199; 30 Jun 19; Tot $562,322; Dsb $172,206
  Candidate Democratic     former Flagstaff City Councilor Eva Putzova
FEC H0AZ01358; 30 Sep 19; Tot $86,557; Dsb $75,292
  Candidate Democratic     Larry Williams
FEC H0AZ01374
  Candidate Republican     City of Williams Mayor  John William Moore
FEC H0AZ01390
  Candidate Republican     Nolan Quinn Reidhead
FEC H0AZ01408
  Candidate Republican     Tiffany Shedd
FEC H8AZ01237; 30 Jun 19; Tot $66,174; Dsb $67,839
  Candidate Republican     Safford City Councilmember  Chris Taylor
FEC H0AZ01366; 30 Jun 19; Tot $16,666; Dsb $6,709

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Ann Kirkpatrick
Elected: 2018. Previously elected to the U.S. House: 2008; unsuccessful candidate for reelection: 2010; elected to the U.S. House: 2012; unsuccessful candidate for the U.S. Senate: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (9) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Ann Kirkpatrick
FEC H8AZ01104; 30 Jun 19; Tot $553,384; Dsb $265,757
  Candidate Democratic     Andres Alexander Portela, III
FEC H0AZ02257
  Candidate Republican     Michael Richard "Mike" Ligon
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FEC H0AZ02224; 01 Aug 19; Tot $50,500; Dsb $50,500
  Candidate Republican     Brandon Ray Martin
FEC H0AZ02190; 30 Jun 19; Tot $27,650; Dsb $11,896
  Candidate Republican     Joseph David Morgan
FEC H0AZ02182; 30 Jun 19; Tot $15,054; Dsb $10,776
  Candidate Republican     James A. Schmidt, II
FEC H0AZ02166
  Candidate Republican     Shay Stautz
FEC H0AZ02232
  Candidate Republican     Justine Louise Wadsack
FEC H0AZ02174
  Candidate Independent     Iman-Utopia Layjou Bah
FEC H0AZ02216

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Raúl M. Grijalva
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Raúl M. Grijalva
FEC H2AZ07070; 30 Jun 19; Tot $178,223; Dsb $109,948

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Paul Anthony Gosar
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Delina Disanto
FEC H8AZ04165; 30 Sep 19; Tot $2,600; Dsb $5,202
  Candidate Democratic     Stuart "Stu" Starky
FEC H0AZ04519
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Paul Anthony Gosar
FEC H0AZ01259; 30 Jun 19; Tot $143,745; Dsb $91,788
  Candidate Republican     Emily Robinson
FEC H0AZ04527; 30 Sep 19; Tot $207; Dsb $207

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  Andy Biggs
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Joan Greene
FEC H8AZ05154; 30 Sep 19; Tot $21,452; Dsb $19,345
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Andy Biggs
FEC H6AZ05083; 30 Jun 19; Tot $250,823; Dsb $104,407
  Candidate Independent     Scott Roambotics Menor
FEC H0AZ05151

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman  David S. Schweikert
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (6) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Karl Gentles
  Candidate Democratic     Anita Malik
FEC H8AZ06103; 30 Jun 19; Tot $59,664; Dsb $15,774
  Candidate Democratic     Stephanie S. Rimmer
FEC H0AZ06068; 30 Jun 19; Tot $130,780; Dsb $42,794
  Candidate Democratic     Gene Paul Scharer
FEC H0AZ06076
  Candidate Democratic     Hiral Vyas Tipirneni
FEC H8AZ08083; 30 Jun 19; Tot $440,049; Dsb $95,822
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  David S. Schweikert
FEC H4AZ06045; 30 Jun 19; Tot $485,679; Dsb $360,197

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Ruben Gallego
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Ruben Gallego
FEC H4AZ07043; 30 Jun 19; Tot $611,952; Dsb $391,227
  Candidate Republican     Josh Barnett
FEC H0AZ07082
  Candidate Republican     Christopher Brian "Chris" Hindle
FEC H0AZ07090

Incumbent - 116th 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 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (4) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Archangel Muscato
FEC H0AZ08072; 30 Jun 19; Tot $23,145; Dsb $14,931
  Candidate Democratic     former Litchfield Park Councilman Robert Richard "Bob" Musselwhite
FEC H8AZ08232; 30 Sep 19; Tot $2,489; Dsb $2,771
  Candidate Democratic     Robert D. "Bob" Olsen
FEC H0AZ08080
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Debbie Lesko
FEC H8AZ08158; 30 Jun 19; Tot $339,646; Dsb $117,052

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Greg Stanton
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (5) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Greg Stanton
FEC H8AZ09040; 30 Jun 19; Tot $385,896; Dsb $142,539
  Candidate Republican     David Victor "Dave" Giles
FEC H6AZ09010; 30 Jun 19; Tot $22,348; Dsb $22,252
  Candidate Republican     Chandler Councilmember  Sam Huang
  Candidate Republican     Tim Taylor
FEC H0AZ09013
  Candidate Independent     Irina Baroness von Behr
FEC H8AZ09016; 30 Jun 19; Tot $0; Dsb $0

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Secretary of State  Katie Hobbs
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Attorney General  Mark Brnovich
First elected: 2014; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Treasurer  Kimberly Yee
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Mine Inspector  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Republican Mine Inspector Joe Hart
First elected: 2006; re-elected: 2010, 2014, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Public Instruction Superintendent  Kathy Hoffman
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 

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): 8 incumbents, 24 candidates
  Republican: 10 incumbents, 24 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)
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 3 candidates
  Other: 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.

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
  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
  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

 


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