Arizona Elections

2018 Arizona Election Candidates

Governor

Doug Ducey Photo
Doug Ducey
Republican
David Garcia Photo
David Garcia
Democrat

U.S. Senate

Martha McSally Photo
Martha McSally
Republican
Kyrsten Sinema Photo
Kyrsten Sinema
Democrat

Secretary of State

Steve Gaynor Photo Steve Gaynor
Republican
Katie Hobbs Photo Katie Hobbs
Democrat

Superintendent Of Public Instruction

Kathy Hoffman Photo
Kathy Hoffman
Democrat
Frank Riggs Photo
Frank Riggs
Republican

1st Congressional District

Tom O'Halleran  Photo
Tom O'Halleran
Democrat
Wendy Rogers Photo
Wendy Rogers
Republican

2nd Congressional District

Ann Kirkpatrick   Photo
Ann Kirkpatrick
Democrat
Lea Marquez Peterson Photo
Lea Marquez Peterson
Republican

3rd Congressional District

Raúl Grijalva  Photo
Raúl Grijalva
Democrat
Nicolas Pierson Photo
Nick Pierson
Republican

4th Congressional District

David Brill  Photo
David Brill
Democrat
Paul Gosar  Photo
Paul Gosar
Republican
Haryaksha Gregor Knauer Photo
Haryaksha Gregor Knauer
Green

5th Congressional District

Andy Biggs Photo
Andy Biggs
Republican
Joan Greene Photo
Joan Greene
Democrat

6th Congressional District

Anita Malik Photo
Anita Malik
Democrat
David Schweikert Photo
David Schweikert
Republican

7th Congressional District

Ruben Gallego Photo
Ruben Gallego
Democrat

8th Congressional District

Debbie Lesko Photo
Debbie Lesko
Republican
Hiral Tipirneni Photo
Hiral Tipirneni
Democrat

9th Congressional District

Steve Ferrara Photo
Steve Ferrara
Republican
Greg Stanton Photo
Greg Stanton
Democrat
In January, Arizona joined a multi-state program known as the Electronic Registration Information Center, or ERIC, a nonprofit agency whose goal is to improve voter roll accuracy.
The August primary elections are just a few weeks away now, and early voting is well underway. In fact, nearly half of early votes have already been cast.
Aug. 17, 2018
A Maricopa County Superior Court judge yesterday ruled the Invest in Education initiative can be on November’s ballot.
Aug. 17, 2018
The Takeaway: Should Politicians Allow Big Money To Finance American Politics?
There's a growing call for politicians to reject special interest money. Are grassroots campaigns the future of American politics? Or will big money win the day?
Aug. 17, 2018
Voter registration will not be updated to automatically reflect address on drivers licence by November election.
Aug. 17, 2018
Arizona independents wanting to participate in the primaries need to choose a Republican or Democratic ballot by the end of this week for a chance to vote. As of Thursday, the Maricopa County Recorder's office was still trying to contact about 400 independent voters who need to resubmit for early voting.
Aug. 16, 2018
Right now, the mayor and council members are elected in odd-numbered years. Proposition 411 would move election day to line up with state and federal elections in November of even-numbered years, starting in 2020. Any run-offs would be held the following March.
Aug. 16, 2018
Two of the three candidates in the Republican U.S. Senate primary, Joe Arpaio and Kelli Ward, have called for debates. The third candidate, Martha McSally, has said she’s not interested this close to election day. Meanwhile, in the GOP gubernatorial primary, Ken Bennett has criticized his opponent, Gov. Doug Ducey, for being unwilling to debate.
Aug. 16, 2018
Gov. Doug Ducey is doubling down on his push for a law to let judges take guns from some people considered "dangerous'' even though it was that provision that killed pretty much his entire school safety plan earlier this year.
Aug. 16, 2018
There’s near universal agreement in Arizona that the state needs to increase funding for K-12 education. But the proposal to increase taxes on the state’s wealthier residents is where the dramatic disagreement starts.
Aug. 15, 2018
After the #RedForEd teacher strike ended, supporters moved on to a ballot measure, called Invest in Ed. Now a mathematical distinction could determine whether Invest in Ed is allowed to even be on November’s ballot.
Aug. 15, 2018
The Takeaway: This Week
Another Wednesday, another primaries roundup. Elena Schneider, campaigns reporter for Politico, breaks down the results from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Connecticut, and Vermont.
Aug. 15, 2018
Four out of five candidates for Arizona governor participated Tuesday night in a town hall on preventing gun violence. It was presented by the state’s chapter of the student group March For Our Lives.
Aug. 15, 2018
Attorneys who handled the sexual harassment investigation of former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter are balking at his bid to get the full report and all the documents used to prepare it.
Aug. 14, 2018
After Daniel Valenzuela left his seat representing west Phoenix's District 5, there was a dramatic vote at City Hall over who would replace him. While many expected the seat to go to Justin Johnson, the son of former Phoenix Mayor Paul Johnson, Vania Guevara ended up getting the job.
Aug. 14, 2018
The Takeaway: How Vulnerable Are Voting Machines To Hacking?
Over the weekend, thousands of hackers, journalists, lawyers, researchers and computer security professionals descended on Las Vegas for DEFCON, the world’s longest running and largest hacking conference.
Aug. 14, 2018
In the newest cover story of Newsweek, the Arizona Senate race is in the spotlight. Nina Burleigh makes the argument that President Donald Trump has remade the GOP in his image. The primary example of that, is playing out in the primary in Arizona.
Aug. 13, 2018
Since the shooting earlier this year in Parkland, Florida, we’ve heard a lot from some of the students who survived after they created the group March for our Lives. Michele De Groote, co-founder of March For Our Rights, offers a different perspective.
Aug. 10, 2018
As the political rhetoric over immigration rages on this campaign season, new data from non-partisan immigration think-tank New American Economy focuses on the economics of immigration.
Aug. 10, 2018
Discussing the week in news with former Arizona lawmaker Stan Barnes, head of Copperstate Consulting and attorney Tom Ryan.
Aug. 10, 2018
The Takeaway: Why Don
Who chooses to vote in the United States and why? Political scientist David Nickerson joined us to discuss the research that shows why so many Americans steer clear of the polls on election day.
Aug. 10, 2018

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