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

Ken Bennett Photo
Ken Bennett
Republican
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

Jonathan GelbartPhoto
Jonathan Gelbart
Republican
Kathy Hoffman Photo
Kathy Hoffman
Democrat
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
Organizers of the "Outlaw Dirty Money" campaign, lead by former Attorney General Terry Goddard, submitted more than 285,000 signatures Thursday to put the issue to voters. That's only about 25,000 more than need to be found valid to have the constitutional amendment on the Nov. 6 ballot.
Jul. 6, 2018
A proposal to increase taxes on Arizona’s wealthiest residents to generate more funding for public education may be headed to the November ballot. Supporters of the Invest in Education Act needed 150,000 certified signatures. They turned in nearly twice that many.
What Will Arizona Voters See On Their November Ballots?
Jul. 5, 2018
Debbie Lesko is the current congresswoman in Arizona's 8th Congressional District. Lesko defeated Democrat Hiral Tipirneni in a race that was closer than most expected in a district where President Donald Trump had proven to be very popular.
Jul. 5, 2018
This Thursday is the deadline for any groups proposing new voter initiatives to get their petitions turned in. If they have enough signatures, the proposals will make it on the November ballot. The Show looked at a couple of those proposals, including the "Stop Political Dirty Money Amendment" initiative.
Jul. 5, 2018
It’s deadline day for petitions putting Arizona initiatives on the November ballot. There are 14 proposals expected at the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office on Thursday.
Jul. 5, 2018
The left-wing Morena party won elections across Mexico on during elections on July 1, including in border state Sonora. That won't mean and end to strong cross-border relationships, but it could mean some changes, party leaders say.
Landslide Victory For 'AMLO' In Mexican Presidential Election
Jul. 4, 2018
There will be six financial measures for Mesa voters to consider in November from funding public safety to building a $55 million sporting complex. Residents must register to vote in the Nov. 6 election by Oct. 9.
Jul. 4, 2018
In legal papers filed in federal court here on Tuesday, attorney Spencer Scharff argued that only Congress has the right to regulate the U.S. mail., and that once someone puts a ballot into an envelope which has prepaid postage on it, it becomes "mail.''
Jul. 4, 2018
Sandra Dowling is not new to Arizona politics. For almost 20 years, she served as the Maricopa County Schools Superintendent where she became one of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s targets in 2006.
Jul. 3, 2018
A committee of 14 members from the Arizona House and Senate met Thursday to finalize ballot language for the voter’s referendum of the empowerment scholarship accounts.
Jul. 3, 2018
With less than two months remaining until Arizona’s primary election, a new survey of Democratic voters shows some surprising results in the state’s gubernatorial race.
Jul. 2, 2018
Dave Giles is running in the Republican primary in the 9th Congressional District, which encompasses parts of Phoenix, Tempe and other areas in the East Valley. He ran for the seat in 2016, losing to the current incumbent, Kyrsten Sinema, who’s now running for US Senate.
Jul. 2, 2018
A November ballot measure known as Proposition 306 is intended to take away the Citizens Clean Elections Commission’s ability to enact its own rules. A lawsuit filed last week by the commission says voters aren’t going to be told that in the election publicity pamphlet.
Jul. 2, 2018
The outrage sparked by the sights, sounds and stories of children separated from parents at the U.S.-Mexico border underscores the outsized role immigration will play in the midterms in Arizona.
Jul. 2, 2018
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is running for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate against former State Sen. Kelli Ward and Congresswoman Martha McSally. Arpaio lost his last election two years ago when he ran for a seventh term as Maricopa County Sheriff.
Jun. 29, 2018
The House Ethics Committee says it has formed an investigative panel to determine whether Republican Rep. David Schweikert of Arizona and his chief of staff violated campaign finance laws and various office spending rules.
Jun. 29, 2018
Whether it’s generally because of the results of the 2016 elections or passion for a specific issue, this campaign season is stacking up as one that will see a lot more involvement by young voters than we’ve seen in recent cycles.
Jun. 28, 2018
The justices said Don Shooter's name can appear on the ballot in the Aug. 28 Republican primary.
Jun. 28, 2018
As Arizona heads toward the 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. Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan is running for a second term in the office.
Jun. 27, 2018
Early voting for Arizona’s primary election is a little more than one month away, and we’re beginning to see the emergence of a lot of polls, and some of them show a huge percentage of undecided voters.
Jun. 27, 2018

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