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

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


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

2020 Primary Election Candidates from the Arizona Secretary of State.

4 August 2020 Primary results from a media source.

4 August 2020 Primary returns from an official source.

 
           

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; 15 Jul 20; Tot $30,393,676; Dsb $20,339,596
 
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 Member of Congress 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 until November 2020 to fill John McCain's Senate vacant seat by special election.
27 February 2020: The Ninth Circuit upheld Arizona's decision to not hold a special election (Tedards v Ducey, 19-16308) until November 2020.
 Candidate list (3, 6 write-ins)
  Candidate Democratic     Mark Kelly
FEC S0AZ00350; 15 Jul 20; Tot $46,104,216; Dsb $24,885,272
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Martha E. McSally
FEC S8AZ00221; 15 Jul 20; Tot $30,393,676; Dsb $20,339,596
  Candidate Other     Robert Kay
FEC S8AZ00338
  Candidate Write-in     Christopher Beckett
  Candidate Write-in     Edward Davida
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Matthew "Doc" Dorcester
  Candidate Write-in     Nicholas N. Glenn
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian)     Barry Hess
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian)     Alan Ashley Alexander White
FEC S0AZ00426

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 Renominated);
4 Republican (4 Renominated)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Tom O'Halleran
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Tom O'Halleran
FEC H6AZ01199; 15 Jul 20; Tot $2,077,283; Dsb $731,563
  Candidate Republican     Tiffany Shedd
FEC H8AZ01237; 15 Jul 20; Tot $624,912; Dsb $414,090

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  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
Renominated -

15 January 2020: "Beginning next week, I will receive treatment that I have struggled to ask for, to treat my alcohol dependence."
28 February 2020: Returned to Congress.

 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Ann Kirkpatrick
FEC H8AZ01104; 15 Jul 20; Tot $1,485,478; Dsb $805,818
  Candidate Republican     Brandon Ray Martin
FEC H0AZ02190; 15 Jul 20; Tot $186,624; Dsb $153,477
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Iman-Utopia Layjou Bah
FEC H0AZ02216

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Raúl M. Grijalva
First elected: 2002
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Raúl M. Grijalva
FEC H2AZ07070; 15 Jul 20; Tot $611,649; Dsb $424,298
  Candidate Republican     Daniel Wood
FEC H0AZ03461; 15 Jul 20; Tot $6,205; Dsb $4,586

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress Paul Anthony Gosar
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Delina Disanto
FEC H8AZ04165; 15 Jul 20; Tot $33,301; Dsb $30,335
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress Paul Anthony Gosar
FEC H0AZ01259; 15 Jul 20; Tot $395,965; Dsb $380,809
  Candidate Write-in     Miko Jones

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress Andy Biggs
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Joan Greene
FEC H8AZ05154; 15 Jul 20; Tot $101,558; Dsb $89,565
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress Andy Biggs
FEC H6AZ05083; 15 Jul 20; Tot $1,005,942; Dsb $749,289

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  David S. Schweikert
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Hiral Vyas Tipirneni
FEC H8AZ08083; 15 Jul 20; Tot $2,492,620; Dsb $1,325,408
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  David S. Schweikert
FEC H4AZ06045; 15 Jul 20; Tot $1,337,087; Dsb $1,151,256
  Candidate Write-in     Tom Lewellen
FEC H0AZ06092; 30 Jun 20; Tot $13,615; Dsb $8,410

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Ruben Gallego
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Ruben Gallego
FEC H4AZ07043; 15 Jul 20; Tot $1,389,546; Dsb $875,512
  Candidate Republican     Joshua "Josh" Barnett
FEC H0AZ07082; 30 Jun 20; Tot $11,047; Dsb $7,396
  Candidate Write-in     Roxanne Rodriguez

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Debbie Lesko
First elected in a special election: 24 April 2018 [re: resignation of Member of Congress Trent Franks (Republican)]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Michael Archangel Muscato
FEC H0AZ08072; 15 Jul 20; Tot $214,879; Dsb $168,764
  Candidate Republican     Member of Congress  Debbie Lesko
FEC H8AZ08158; 15 Jul 20; Tot $1,035,780; Dsb $580,306
  Candidate Write-in     Taliban Hendrix

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Greg Stanton
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (2) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Member of Congress  Greg Stanton
FEC H8AZ09040; 15 Jul 20; Tot $1,383,457; Dsb $629,283
  Candidate Republican     David Victor "Dave" Giles
FEC H6AZ09010; 15 Jul 20; Tot $89,749; Dsb $91,965

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, 11 candidates
  Republican: 10 incumbents, 11 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: 2 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 2 candidates
  None
  Other: 1 candidate
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 11 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
  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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