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2008 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions
Copyright Arizona Democrat
Presidential Nominating Process
Primary: Tuesday 5 February 20081
Regional Caucuses: Saturday 8 March 2008
State Convention: Saturday 19 April 2008
Delegate Votes
Hard TotalFloor Vote
Clinton, Hillary Rodham229,501  50.37%31.0  46.27%27.0  40.30%
Obama, Barack Hussein193,126  42.39%25.0  37.31%40.0  59.70%
Edwards, John Reid23,621   5.18%  
Richardson, William B. "Bill", III2,842   0.62%  
Kucinich, Dennis J.1,973   0.43%  
Whitehouse, Sandy632   0.14%  
Dodd, Christopher J. "Chris"484   0.11%  
Dobson, Edward398   0.09%  
Gravel, Mike340   0.07%  
Grayson, Richard322   0.07%  
Krueger, Karl Everett291   0.06%  
See, Chuck249   0.05%  
Campbell, William248   0.05%  
Lynch, Frank248   0.05%  
Hubbard, Libby209   0.05%  
Oatman, Michael192   0.04%  
Lee, Rich162   0.04%  
Bollander, Peter "Simon"154   0.03%  
Vitullo, Evelyn L.132   0.03%  
Tanner, Philip130   0.03%  
Haymer, Tish107   0.02%  
Daley, Orion98   0.02%  
Montell, Leland94   0.02%  
Gest, Loti82   0.02%  
Uncommitted 11.0  16.42% 
Total455,635 100.00%67.0 100.00%67.0 100.00%

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Arizona Delegate Selection Plan for the 2008 Democratic National Convention - Issued March 2007

Unpledged delegates as of
29 January 2008: Clinton: 3, Obama: 2
2 February 2008: Clinton: 4, Obama: 2
27 April 2008: Clinton: 4, Obama: 3
11 May 2008: Clinton: 4, Obama: 4
3 June 2008: Clinton: 4, Obama: 7


Tuesday 5 February 2008: 56 of 67 delegates to the Democratic National Convention are pledged to presidential contenders based on the results of the voting in today's Arizona Presidential Primary. A mandatory 15 percent threshold is required in order for a presidential contender to be allocated National Convention delegates at either the congressional district or statewide level.

  • 37 district delegates are to be allocated proportionally to presidential contenders based on the primary results in each of Arizona's 8 Congressional Districts.
    • CD 1: 5
    • CD 2: 5
    • CD 3: 5
    • CD 4: 3
    • CD 5: 5
    • CD 6: 4
    • CD 7: 4
    • CD 8: 6
  • In addition, 19 delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders based on the primary vote statewide.
    • 12 at-large National Convention delegates
    • 7 Pledged PLEOs

Here is how we compute the delegate count (based on certified returns from an official source):

  1. A candidate must receive 15% or more of the total popular vote to qualify for delegates. Discard votes cast for those candidates who do not qualify. Clinton and Obama have qualified for delegates.
  2. Allocate Congressional District delegates from the qualified vote in each district. Allocate Pledged PLEO and At-Large delegates using the state-wide qualified vote.
  3. In each jurisdiction (CD and statewide):
    1. Total qualified vote = total votes cast for the qualifying candidates in the jurisdiction.
    2. Allocation = (delegates for the jurisdiction) (candidate's popular vote) (total qualified vote).
    3. Assign each candidate the WHOLE NUMBER of delegates.
    4. If delegates remain, allocate each of the remaining delegates to those candidates with the LARGEST REMAINDERS.

Delegates  56  31  25

Saturday 8 March 2008: District Caucuses meet. Each Caucus chooses the district delegates to the Democratic National Convention based on presidential preference.

  • These caucuses choose the 37 district delegates to the Democratic National Convention. Such district National Convention delegates are to be allocated to presidential contenders in proportion to the percentage of the support each candidate received in the Presidential Primary- a mandatory 15 percent threshold being required for such allocation.

Saturday 19 April 2008: State Convention

The remaining 11 National Convention delegates consist of

  • 10 Unpledged PLEO delegates:
    • 5 Democratic National Committee members.
    • 4 Members of Congress (0 Senators and 4 Representatives).
    • 1 Governor.
    • 0 Distinguished Party Leaders.
  • 1 Unpledged "add-on" (selected during the State Convention).

These 11 delegates and will go to the Democratic National Convention officially "Unpledged".

Delegation to the National Convention

Arizona Delegation (as posted by, 11 August 2008)

Pledged District1191737
Pledged PLEO0437
Pledged At-Large07512
Total Pledged1302556
Alternate Pledged District0516
Alternate Pledged PLEO0000
Alternate Pledged At-Large0213
Total Alternates0729
Unpledged   11
Credentials Committee   3
Platform Committee   2
Rules Committee   2
Pages   0
Pledged District 1ObamaChris DeCheneWindow Rock, AZ
Pledged District 1ClintonJack C. JacksonPhoenix, AZ
Pledged District 1ClintonGreg KaighnPrescott, AZ
Pledged District 1ClintonDawn KnightPrescott, AZ
Pledged District 1ObamaAngela LeFevreSedona, AZ
Pledged District 2ClintonBree-Elizabeth BoehlkeSun City, AZ
Pledged District 2ClintonDebra BoehlkeSun City, AZ
Pledged District 2ClintonRobert BoehlkeSun City, AZ
Pledged District 2ObamaShirley McAllisterSun City, AZ
Pledged District 2ObamaEddie SmithGlendale, AZ
Pledged District 3ClintonHoward BellPhoenix, AZ
Pledged District 3ObamaMark ManoilPhoenix, AZ
Pledged District 3
Delegation Chair
(unknown)Jim PedersonPhoenix, AZ
Pledged District 3ClintonLois PfauPhoenix, AZ
Pledged District 3ObamaGenevieve VegaPhoenix, AZ
Pledged District 4ObamaDavid GassPhoenix, AZ
Pledged District 4ClintonDana KennedyPhoenix, AZ
Pledged District 4ClintonJose RivasGlendale, AZ
Pledged District 4ObamaKatharine "Kate" WidlandPhoenix, AZ
Pledged District 5ObamaSean BowieChandler, AZ
Pledged District 5ClintonAngie CrouseTempe, AZ
Pledged District 5ObamaDonna GratehousePhoenix, AZ
Pledged District 5ObamaLauren KubyTempe, AZ
Pledged District 5ClintonGeorge PaterakisScottsdale, AZ
Pledged District 6ObamaJohn ChiazzaGilbert, AZ
Pledged District 6ObamaHon. Kit FilbyMesa, AZ
Pledged District 6ClintonBeverly Fox-MillerMesa, AZ
Pledged District 6ClintonRoman W. UlmanMesa, AZ
Pledged District 7ClintonGail BeelerYuma, AZ
Pledged District 7ObamaPaul EckerstromTucson, AZ
Pledged District 7ObamaLisa FernandezYuma, AZ
Pledged District 7ClintonDavid Martinez, IIIMarana, AZ
Pledged District 8ObamaJohn AdamsTucson, AZ
Pledged District 8ClintonElly AndersonTucson, AZ
Pledged District 8ClintonChris CampasSierra Vista, AZ
Pledged District 8ObamaPatricia CanadyTucson, AZ
Pledged District 8ClintonJojene MillsTucson, AZ
Pledged PLEOClintonHon. Amanda AguirreYuma, AZ
Pledged PLEOClintonDiane EnosScottsdale, AZ
Pledged PLEOClintonAntonio GonzalesPhoenix, AZ
Pledged PLEOObamaNed NorrisTucson, AZ
Pledged PLEOObamaF. Ann RodriguezTucson, AZ
Pledged PLEOClintonHon. Joe ShirleyChinle, AZ
Pledged PLEOObamaHon. Kyrsten SinemaPhoenix, AZ
Pledged At-LargeObamaMagdalena "Malena" BarajasTucson, AZ
Pledged At-LargeClintonHon. Ken CheuvrontPhoenix, AZ
Pledged At-LargeObamaHon. Dennis DeconciniTucson, AZ
Pledged At-LargeClintonGinny DickeyFountain Hills, AZ
Pledged At-LargeClintonAdam FalkPhoenix, AZ
Pledged At-LargeClintonKathleen HobbsPhoenix, AZ
Pledged At-LargeClintonMichael IncorvaiaPhoenix, AZ
Pledged At-LargeObamaRuben MarinelarenaPhoenix, AZ
Pledged At-LargeObamaHon. David SchapiraTempe, AZ
Pledged At-LargeClintonAmanda SimpsonTucson, AZ
Pledged At-LargeObamaBrandan SpradlingGilbert, AZ
Pledged At-LargeClintonHon. Mary Rose WilcoxPhoenix, AZ
Alternate Pledged District 1ClintonNikki BasquePrescott, AZ
Alternate Pledged District 2ClintonMatthew G. MillerGlendale, AZ
Alternate Pledged District 3ClintonLisa WhitePhoenix, AZ
Alternate Pledged District 5ObamaJames "Jim" BrodieChandler, AZ
Alternate Pledged District 6ClintonElizabeth J. BrownGilbert, AZ
Alternate Pledged District 8ClintonBruce R. HeurlinTucson, AZ
Alternate Pledged At-LargeObamaHon. Michael E. JohnsonPhoenix, AZ
Alternate Pledged At-LargeClintonJudy KennedyPhoenix, AZ
Alternate Pledged At-LargeClintonHon. Robert MezaPhoenix, AZ
Delegation Chair
 Donald BivensPhoenix, AZ
Delegation Vice Chair
 Charlene FernandezYuma, AZ
Unpledged Add-On Hon. Terry GoddardPhoenix, AZ
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Gabrielle GiffordsWashington, DC
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Raul M. GrijalvaTucson, AZ
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Harry E. MitchellTempe, AZ
Unpledged Congressman Hon. Ed PastorWashington, DC
Unpledged DNC Member Janice C. BrunsonParadise Valley, AZ
Unpledged DNC Member Joe RiosKearny, AZ
Unpledged DNC Member Hon. Carolyn WarnerPhoenix, AZ
Unpledged Governor Hon. Janet NapolitanoPhoenix, AZ
Credentials CommitteeClintonSharon CoveyHereford, AZ
Credentials Committee Adelita GrijalvaTucson, AZ
Credentials CommitteeObamaDavid WaidPhoenix, AZ
Platform CommitteeObamaDelia M. CarlyleMaricopa, AZ
Platform CommitteeClintonMichael NowakowskiPhoenix, AZ
Rules CommitteeClintonRebekah FriendMesa, AZ
Rules CommitteeObamaNathan GomezPhoenix, AZ

Congressional Districts  

Congressional Districts re: Counties

Counties District(s)
Apache CD 1
Cochise CD 8
Coconino CDs 1 & 2
Gila CD 1
Graham CD 1
Greenlee CD 1
La Paz CDs 2 & 7
Maricopa CDs 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7
Mohave CD 2
Navajo CDs 1 & 2
Pima CDs 7 & 8
Pinal CDs 1, 6, 7 & 8
Santa Cruz CDs 7 & 8
Yavapai CD 1
Yuma CD 7

1 Democratic Party's "First Determining Step" of the delegate selection process.


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