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.

28 August 2018 Primary
Returns from the Arizona Secretary of State.
Results from Tucson News Now.
Results from Politico.
Results from The New York Times.

Maricopa County ballot counting status for the 28 August 2018 Primary
https://twitter.com/garrett_archer and https://twitter.com/RecorderFontes.


6 November 2018:
2018 General 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.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (3, 7 write-ins)
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Kyrsten Sinema
Congressman CD 9.
28 September 2017: Running for the Senate Class 1 Seat in 2018.

FEC S8AZ00197; 30 Sep 18; Tot $16,003,275; Dsb $16,158,297
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Martha E. McSally
Congressional District 2

FEC S8AZ00221; 30 Sep 18; Tot $12,605,789; Dsb $9,262,121
  Candidate Green     Angela Green
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Sheila May Bilyeu
FEC S2AZ00273
  Candidate Write-in     Edward Davida
ANTI-TERROR Party
  Candidate Write-in; (None)     Michael DeCarlo
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian)     Barry Hess
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Robert Kay
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Jeff Pearce
  Candidate Write-in; (The Old Republic)     Jonathan Ringham B

Class 3 Republican Senator Jon Llewellyn Kyl
Appointed 4 September 2018 [re: death of Senator John Sidney McCain]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
Open Seat - "I will not seek this office in 2020 or any other higher office in the future."
 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. He was sworn on 5 September 2018. Senator Kyl 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.

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.
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 5 write-ins)
  Candidate Democratic     David R. Garcia
  Candidate Republican     Governor  Doug Ducey
  Candidate Green     Angel Torres
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican Takeover)     Arthur Ray "RT" Arvizu
  Candidate Write-in; (Green)     Cary D. Dolego
  Candidate Write-in; (Humanitarian)     James "Marvelman" Gibson, II
  Candidate Write-in; (None)     Christian R. Komor
  Candidate Write-in; (None)     Patrick Masoya

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 Renominated, 1 Open);
5 Republican (1 Open, 4 Renominated)

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 (2, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Tom O'Halleran
FEC H6AZ01199; 30 Sep 18; Tot $2,245,535; Dsb $1,497,191
  Candidate Republican     Wendy Rogers
FEC H2AZ09035; 30 Sep 18; Tot $972,313; Dsb $643,905
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     David "Dave" Shock

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: Ran for and won her party's nomination for Senate Class 1 seat in 2018.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2, 2 write-ins) - 116th Congress
  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 18; Tot $3,710,336; Dsb $2,694,818
  Candidate Republican     Lea Marquez Peterson
FEC H8AZ02185; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,201,555; Dsb $1,008,333
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Jordan Flayer
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Melissa Grable

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 (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Raúl M. Grijalva
FEC H2AZ07070; 30 Sep 18; Tot $603,664; Dsb $552,362
  Candidate Republican     Joe Nicolas "Nick" Pierson
FEC H8AZ03159; 30 Sep 18; Tot $45,488; Dsb $30,467

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 (3) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     David H. Brill
FEC H8AZ04140; 30 Sep 18; Tot $359,837; Dsb $189,840
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Paul Anthony Gosar
FEC H0AZ01259; 30 Sep 18; Tot $474,649; Dsb $285,612
  Candidate Green     Haryaksha Gregor Knauer
FEC H8AZ04173

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 (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Joan Greene
FEC H8AZ05154; 30 Sep 18; Tot $147,857; Dsb $139,516
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Andy Biggs
FEC H6AZ05083; 30 Sep 18; Tot $743,618; Dsb $431,379

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 (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Anita Malik
FEC H8AZ06103; 30 Sep 18; Tot $297,760; Dsb $148,377
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  David Schweikert
FEC H4AZ06045; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,633,675; Dsb $1,302,405

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
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Ruben Gallego
FEC H4AZ07043; 30 Sep 18; Tot $936,029; Dsb $854,632
  Candidate Green     Gary Swing
FEC H8AZ08224
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     James "007" Bond, IV

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
Renominated
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Hiral Vyas Tipirneni
FEC H8AZ08083; 30 Sep 18; Tot $3,764,239; Dsb $3,295,211
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Debbie Lesko
FEC H8AZ08158; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,801,814; Dsb $1,293,441
  Candidate Write-in; (New Paradigm)     Steven Hummel
  

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 Sep 18; Tot $1,801,814; Dsb $1,293,441
  Candidate Democratic 87,331 47.63% Hiral Vyas Tipirneni
FEC H8AZ08083; 30 Sep 18; Tot $3,764,239; Dsb $3,295,211
Total 183,343 100.00%  
  

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: Ran for and won his party's nomination for the Senate Class 1 Seat in 2018.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton
FEC H8AZ09040; 30 Sep 18; Tot $2,126,816; Dsb $1,530,635
  Candidate Republican     Stephen L. "Steve" Ferrara
FEC H8AZ09024; 30 Sep 18; Tot $1,326,295; Dsb $938,659

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

Seat up for regular election
Lost
Republican Secretary of State Michele Reagan
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Lost Primary / No Longer Running
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Candidate Democratic     state Senator  Katie Hobbs
  Candidate Republican     Steve Gaynor
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Alice Novoa

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; (None)     Anthony Camboni

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
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Mark Manoil
  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)
  Candidate Democratic     William "Bill" Pierce
  Candidate Republican     Mine Inspector Joe Hart

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

Seat up for regular election
Lost
Republican Public Instruction Superintendent  Diane M. Douglas
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Lost Primary / No Longer Running
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Candidate Democratic     Kathy Hoffman
  Candidate Republican     former Congressman  Frank D. Riggs
4 September 2018: Won the the 28 August primary by 359 votes.
First elected 1990; unsuccessful candidate for re-election 1992; elected 1994; re-elected 1996; not a candidate for re-election 1998.
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Matthew Harris
 

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, 19 candidates
  Republican: 14 incumbents, 20 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): 5 candidates
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
  Reform (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  Humanitarian: 1 candidate
  Justice Party
  New Paradigm: 1 candidate
  Republican Takeover: 1 candidate
  Right to Life
  The Old Republic: 1 candidate
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 3 candidates
  None: 4 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 20 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
  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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