Arizona Election Results: Arizona House Of Representatives
Six seats are still undeclared, but Democrats already increased their numbers in the Arizona House of Representatives. As of Thursday morning, Republicans had secured 28 seats and Democrats 26.
If Democrats pick up the remaining 6 seats, they will control the House for the first time since 1996. However the current ballot counts have three of the seats leaning Republican.
Although the results are still unofficial, Republicans picked their leaders -including speaker of the House - Wednesday morning and the House Democrats are scheduled to vote on theirs Thursday.
The race to represent Prescott received unexpected attention after the state GOP called for one of the Republican incumbents, David Stringer, to resign over racially-charged comments on immigration and minority children. Stringer, and fellow Republican incumbent Noel Campbell both prevailed, netting 35 and 34 percent of the vote respectfully.
Democratic incumbents Rosanna Gabaldon and Daniel Hernandez Jr. both won.
Democrats Andres Cano and Alma Hernandez won with 42 and 46 percent of the vote respectfully over Green candidate Beryl Baker.
Democratic incumbents Charlene Fernandez and Geraldine Peten both won over Green candidate Sara Mae Williams.
Republican Leo Biasiucci and Republican incumbent Regina Cobb netted 38 and 45 percent of the vote.
As of Wednesday morning, Republican incumbent Bob Thorpe had 26 percent of the vote, Republican Walt Blackman has 27 percent while Democrats Felicia French and Bobby Tyler are at 25 and 22 percent respectfully.
Democrats Myron Tsosie and Arlando Teller won with 41 and 32 percent of the vote respectfully.
Republican incumbents David Cook and T.J. Shope won.
Democratic incumbents Randall Friese and Pamela Powers Hannley won.
Democrat Domingo Degrazia and Democratic incumbent Kirsten Engel won over Green candidate Joshua Reilly.
Republican Bret Roberts and Republican incumbent Mark Finchem won.
Republican Warren Petersen and Republican incumbent Travis Grantham won. Petersen will serve as majority leader for the upcoming legislative session.
Republican Joanna Osborne and Republican incumbent Tim Dunn won.
Republican Gail Griffin and Republican incumbent Becky Nutt won. After a closed door meeting Wednesday, House Republicans chose Nutt to serve as their whip in the upcoming legislative session.
Republican Nancy K. Barto and Republican incumbent John Allen won.
Republican John Fillmore and Republican incumbent Kelly Townsend won over Richard Grayson of the Green party.
As of Wednesday morning, Republican incumbent Jeff Weninger had 35 percent of the vote, Republican Nora Ellen has 32 percent while Democrat Jennifer Pawlik had 33 percent.
The Associated Press has called one of the seats for Democratic incumbent Denise "Mitzi" Epstein, with 28 percent of the vote. The other seat is too close to call, with Democrat Jennifer Jermaine sitting at 26 percent and Republicans Jill Norgaard and Greg Patterson at 24 percent and 22 percent as of Wednesday morning.
Democratic incumbent Diego Espinoza and Democrat Lorenzo Sierra ran unopposed.
Republican Shawnna Bolick and Republican incumbent Anthony Kern won.
Republican incumbents Kevin Payne and Tony Rivero won.
Republican Frank Carroll and Republican incumbent Ben Toma won.
Republican John Kavanagh and Republican incumbent Jay Lawrence won. Kavanagh first held this seat in 2012, and is back after serving this district in the Arizona Senate from 2014 to 2018.
Democrats Jennifer Longson and Amish Shah won.
Republican incumbents Russell Bowers and Michelle Udall won. On Wednesday, Bowers was tapped to be the next speaker of the House of Representatives, replacing J.D. Mesnard, who was elected to the state Senate on Tuesday.
Democratic incumbents Isela Blanc and Athena Salman won.
Democratic incumbent Reginald Bolding and Democrat Diego Rodriguez ran unopposed.
The Associated Press has called one of the seats for Democratic incumbent Kelli Butler, with 27 percent of the vote. The other seat is too close to call, with Republican Maria Syms at 24 percent of the vote, Republican Kathy Pappas Petsas with 24 percent and Democrat Aaron Lieberman with 25 percent as of Wednesday morning.
Democratic incumbents Richard Andrade and Cesar Chavez ran unopposed.
Democrats Robert Meza and Raquel Teran won.