2022 Arizona attorney general's race: The candidates

By Katherine Davis-Young, Jill Ryan
Published: Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 2:44pm
Updated: Tuesday, November 2, 2021 - 9:31am

Here are the candidates who have declared their candidacy for Arizona attorney general in the 2022 race so far.

Current Attorney General of Arizona Mark Brnovich's term will expire in 2023, and he is prohibited by state law from seeking a third term in office.

Lacy Cooper

Lacy Cooper
Lacy Cooper For AZ
Lacy Cooper

Party: Republican

Website: lacycooperforaz.com

Former U.S. Attorney Lacy Cooper announced her candidacy for Arizona attorney general June 17, 2021.

In a release, her campaign addressed issues like border security, protecting law enforcement, protecting the constitution and more.

Rodney Glassman

Rodney Glassman
Glassman for Attorney General
Rodney Glassman

Party: Republican

Website: rodneyglassman.com

Rodney Glassman, a perennial candidate, announced Sept. 30, 2021, he is running for Arizona attorney general.

According to a release, he plans to “emphasize the importance of protecting citizens from the government and fighting for states' rights.” He also plans to protect the border. 

“As attorney general I will enforce Arizona’s laws and tackle the crisis at the border; I will support our law enforcement in their fight back against the coyotes and cartels while challenging the Biden/Harris administration’s anti-Arizona policies in the courtroom," Glassman said in a release.

Andrew Gould

andrew gould
Gould For Attorney General
Andrew Gould

Party: Republican

Website: gouldforag.com

Former Arizona Supreme Court Justice Andrew Gould announced his candidacy for attorney general April 14, 2021.

At the end of March 2021, Gould retired from the state Supreme Court specifically to run for the AG's office.

"By no means was this an easy decision, but it shows my commitment to fight for the rights and liberties of all Arizonans," Gould said in a tweet.

On his campaign website, he addresses issues like the immigration, the constitution, election integrity and more.

Dawn Grove

Dawn Grove
Dawn Grove
Dawn Grove

Party: Republican

Website: dawngroveforarizona.com

Dawn Grove is running for Arizona attorney general as a Republican candidate. According to her campaign website, she is a manufacturing executive at PING, her family golf equipment business. She is also an attorney.

Her stances include defending the border, religious and personal liberties and defending against what she says is big tech silencing conservatives, referencing former President Donald Trump in her campaign video. 

Abraham Hamadeh

Abraham Hamadeh
Abraham Hamadeh for Attorney General
Abraham Hamadeh

Party: Republican

Website: abeforag.com

Republican candidate Abraham Hamadeh joined the race for Arizona’s attorney general on Nov. 1, 2021.

Hamadeh is a former county prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. According to his website, he is an intelligence officer in the U.S. Army Reserve.

He is running on election security, border protection, gun rights, critical race theory and so-called cancel culture.

Kris Mayes

Kris Mayes
Kris Mayes For Attorney General
Kris Mayes

Party: Democrat

Website: krismayes.com

Former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Kris Mayes announced her candidacy for Arizona attorney general June 23, 2021.

Mayes served on the Corporation Commission from 2003 to 2010. Mayes is a former Republican who registered as a Democrat during the Trump administration.

In her announcement, she said her priorities are fighting consumer fraud, protecting public education, and preserving the state’s natural resources.

“There are big companies, politicians, and government agencies that get out of line and mistreat people,” Mayes said in a press release. “The Attorney General’s main job is to use the law to protect you and your family from bad actors."

Robert McWhirter

Robert McWhirter
Robert McWhirter
Robert McWhirter

Party: Democrat

Website: bobforarizona.com

Robert McWhirter is running for Arizona attorney general as a Democrat.

According to the Democrats of Greater Tucson, McWhirter, as attorney general, will protect women’s health rights — specifically reproductive freedom. Some plans he has include “prosecut[ing] consumer fraud scams, protect[ing] the civil rights of our communities of color, and end[ing] public corruption.”

Diego Rodriguez

Diego Rodriguez
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Diego Rodriguez

Party: Democrat

Website: diegoforag.com

State Democratic Rep. Diego Rodriguez announced his candidacy for Arizona attorney general June 24, 2021.

"For too long, the Attorney General's Office hasn't been doing its No. 1 job, and that's fighting for the people of Arizona," Rodriguez said in a campaign launch video.

On his campaign website, Rodriguez notes issues like criminal justice reform, consumer protection and voting rights.

Tiffany Shedd

tiffany shedd
Tiffany Shedd for Attorney General
Tiffany Shedd

Party: Republican

Website: sheddforaz.com

Small business attorney and business owner Tiffany Shedd announced her candidacy for Arizona attorney general April 12, 2021.

"I’m running for Attorney General because I’ve never seen anything as dangerous as what AZ is facing. We need an AG who will hold the line and protect Arizonans from DC’s dangerous socialist policies," Shedd said in a tweet.

On her campaign website, Shedd addresses issues like federal regulation, election security, the constitution and more.

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