Elections

2018 Election Candidates

As Arizona heads toward August primary election, KJZZ’s The Show is inviting candidates in contested races to talk about why they’re running and some of the key issues in their contests. Check back for updates after the interview airs on The Show.

Governor

Steve Farley Photo
Steve Farley
Democrat
Kelly Fryer Photo
Kelly Fryer
Democrat
David Garcia Photo
David Garcia
Democrat

U.S. Senate

Deedra Abboud Photo
Deedra Abboud
Democrat
Joe Arpaio Photo
Joe Arpaio
Republican
Kyrsten Sinema Photo
Kyrsten Sinema
Democrat
Kelli Ward Photo
Kelli Ward
Republican

Secretary of State

Michele Reagan Photo
Michele Reagan
Republican

Superintendent Of Public Instruction

Frank Riggs Photo
Frank Riggs
Republican

8th Congressional District

Sandra Dowling Photo
Sandra Dowling
Republican
Debbie Lesko Photo
Debbie Lesko
Republican

9th Congressional District

Steve Ferrara Photo
Steve Ferrara
Republican
Dave Giles Photo
Dave Giles
Republican
Shooter was the subject of an investigation into sexual misconduct over several years. But now, some of the Yuma Republican’s supporters are collecting signatures to try to get Shooter back on the ballot.
May. 25, 2018
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton led his last city council meeting last night before resigning his office next week to run for Congress.
May. 23, 2018
A temporary mayor will be needed until a new permanent one is elected and two sitting council members have expressed their intent to run for the position.
May. 22, 2018
Greg Stanton has announced his last day as Phoenix’s mayor will be May 29. He’ll leave to focus full-time on his congressional race. The move will trigger a big shake-up inside city hall after he leaves.
May. 21, 2018
There are two important votes coming up this week in two different countries on one controversial subject. They're among the biggest stories on the international stage in the coming days.
May. 21, 2018
Mexico’s four presidential candidates threw barbs at each other, gave few detailed proposals of for governance and frequently riffed on their country’s frayed relations with the United States.
May. 21, 2018
The author of Arizona’s Clean Elections Act has sued in an effort to stop voters from deciding whether to take some of the commission’s power away.
May. 16, 2018
Candidates running for federal office will be allowed to use campaign money for child care. That’s after a unanimous ruling by the Federal Election Commission.
May. 15, 2018
The #RedforEd movement made a major statement at the Arizona capitol this year, both before and during their six-day strike.
May. 14, 2018
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton announced last year he’d run for Congress in the 9th District, and has to resign as mayor by the end of the month. He joined The Show this Friday to discuss his career up to this point and his future in politics.
May. 11, 2018
With us to talk about so-called ballot harvesting in Arizona, the possibility of the Diamondbacks leaving Phoenix and other items are former Tempe Mayor Hugh Hallman and the former Chair of the Arizona Democratic Party Andrei Cherny.
May. 11, 2018
The combination of President Trump’s low approval ratings and off-year election history indicates this fall’s congressional elections should go very well for Democrats — at least in the U.S. House.
May. 10, 2018
The U.S. Department of Justice and Coconino County have agreed to a settlement requiring the county to come into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act on voting access. Patty Hansen, Coconino County recorder, was on The Show to explain.
May. 10, 2018
For the second time, a federal judge has upheld the 2016 law banning "ballot harvesting" in Arizona.
May. 10, 2018
The grassroots organization Save Our Schools Arizona is going to help in the effort to block dark money in future political campaigns.
May. 9, 2018
Hillary Clinton was expected to be the first female president in the history of the United States. Polls certainly made many of us think so, and the GOP's unconventional nomination of Donald Trump seemed to put those expectations over the top.
May. 9, 2018
Red as the representative color for Republicans and blue for Democrats hasn’t been around that long according to David Kastan, professor of English at Yale University and author of the forthcoming book, On Color.
May. 8, 2018
Joining The Show to talk about the end of the legislative session — what got done, what didn’t get done and teacher pay raises among other things — were political consultant Lorna Romero, formerly of Molera Alvarez and Sen. John McCain’s 2016 Senate campaign, and Sam Richard of Creosote Partners.
May. 4, 2018
Just after midnight Friday the Arizona legislature called sine die and ended their work for 2018.
May. 4, 2018
Gov. Ducey signed the education funding portion of the budget early this morning, giving teachers a 20 percent raise by 2020. It’s a plan he first introduced weeks ago in an attempt to head off the teacher walkout that’s been going on for the last six days across the state.
May. 3, 2018

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