Category Archives: Legislature
Republican Party leaders just met in Flagstaff and elect Navajo County Supervisor Sylvia Tenney Allen as their nominee to run for the Senate seat vacated by the late Chester Crandell.
Senator Crandall ran unopposed for re-election to his Arizona Senate seat, but died in a horse riding accident recently.
Allen is a past Arizona legislator with sterling conservative credentials who has served Arizona well in the past. And she’ll do so again. We expect her to win the November election and urge voters to give her the victory.
Arizona Legislative Races (100 percent of precincts reporting)
District 1: Longtime lawmaker Linda Gray loses out to Karen Fann and Noel Campell in House; Steve Pierce unopposed in Senate
District 2: Daniel Estrella unopposed in Senate; John Ackerley unopposed in House
District 4: Connie Uribe unopposed in Senate; Richard Hopkins unopposed in House
District 5: Kelli Ward unopposed in Senate; Sonny Borrelli and Regina Cobb win in House
District 6: The late Chester Crandall ran unopposed in Senate, though he died in a recent horse-riding accident; GOP Senate candidate TBD; Bob Thorpe and Brenda Barton won in House
District 8: Irene Littleton won Senate; Frank Pratt and T.J. Shope in House
District 9: Ethan Orr unopposed in House
District 10: Mark Morrison unopposed in Senate; Tod Clodfelter and William Wildish in House
District 11: Steve Smith in Senate; Vince Leach and Mark Finchem in House
District 12: Andy Biggs unopposed in Senate; Warren Peterson and Eddie Farnsworth in House
District 13: Don Shooter in Senate; Steve Montenegro and Darin Mitchell in House
District 14: Gail Griffin unopposed in Senate; David Gowan and David Stephens in House
District 15: Nancy Barto in Senate; Heather Carter and just nine 9 votes separate John Allen and David Smith, with Allen leading, in House
District 16: David Farnsworth wins in Senate; Kelly Townsend and Doug Coleman advance in House
District 17: Steve Yarbrough unopposed in Senate; Jeff Weninger and J.D. Mesnard in House
District 18: Jeff Dial in Senate; Jill Norgaard and Bob Robson in House
District 19: Sophia Johnson in House
District 20: Kimberly Yee unopposed in Senate; Paul Boyer and Anthony Kern in House
District 21: Debbie Lesko unopposed in Senate; Rick Gray and Tony Rivero in House
District 22: Judy Burges unopposed in Senate; David Livingtson and Phil Lovas in House
District 23: John Kavanaugh in Senate; Michelle Ugenti and Jay Lawrence
District 24: Bill Follette unopposed in Senate; Lei Lani Cortez unopposed in House
District 25: Bob Worsley in Senate; Justin Olson and Rusty Bowers in House
District 26: James Roy unopposed in House
District 28: Adam Driggs unopposed in Senate; Kate McGee and 7 votes separating Mary Hamway and Shawna Bolick with Hamway leading, in House
District 29: Crystal Nuttle unopposed in Senate; Aaron Borders unopposed in House
District 30: Gary Cox unopposed in Senate; John Lyon and Michael Gidwani in House
Doug Ducey has won the Arizona Republican primary race for governor. RINO Scott Smith is in second, with Christine Jones third, Ken Bennett fourth, Andy Thomas fifth and former congressman Frank Riggs sixth.
Mark Brnovich is ending scandal-ridden RINO Tom Horne’s reign as Arizona attorney general.
Diane Douglas ousted incumbent John Huppenthal for Superintendent for Public Instruction. Douglas ran on her opposition to Common Core education, which Huppenthal supported.
RINO Michele Reagan is winning the nomination for secretary of state. She will most likely lose in November to Democrat Terry Goddard.
Jeff DeWitt is heading for victory in the three-man primary race for state treasurer, with RINO Hugh Hallmann in second and former AZ GOP chairman Randy Pullen running third.
Wendy Rogers is leading Andrew Walter by about 5,000 votes in the GOP Congressional District 9 race.
Gary Kiehe is surprisingly leading in the GOP Congressional District 1 in a close race with Adam Kwasman and Andy Tobin.
Several incumbent congressmen ran unopposed.
In the Republican race for Arizona Corporation Commissioner, Tom Forese and Doug Little have secured nominations for November’s general election.
In a huge disappointment, Arizona-bashing Bob Worsley has defeated challenger Dr. Ralph Heap in the State Senate race for District 25.
Additionally, John Giles won handily over conservative Danny Ray in the election for mayor in Mesa. Giles was backed by all the current councilmen — all of whom, incidentally, were identified as “friends” and “champions” of Big Government by Americans for Tax Prosperity.
During the summer campaign, The Arizona Conservative questioned the loyalty of many Republican candidates to GOP principles. Several of those candidates won or did well tonight, raising additional questions about Republican voters, as well. Do personalities and advertising tactics weigh more heavily with Republican voters, or do they observe GOP principle as their criteria for voting decisions? The answer is in, and the GOP platform was a big loser in here in Arizona this summer. And as we said previously, it hasn’t been tried and found wanting. For many of the candidates — particularly Smith, Hallmann, Reagan, Worsley, Horne, and others — it has not been tried. Obviously, conservatives have much to do to educate Republicans in this state, which appears to be drifting away from the conservative principles that made America great.