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
Doug Ducey Photo
Doug Ducey
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
  • Martha McSally - Republican

Secretary of State

Michele Reagan Photo
Michele Reagan
Republican
  • Steve Gaynor - Republican

Superintendent Of Public Instruction

Diane Douglas
Diane Douglas
Republican
Jonathan GelbartPhoto
Jonathan Gelbart
Republican
Kathy Hoffman Photo
Kathy Hoffman
Democrat
Tracy Livingston Photo
Tracy Livingston
Republican
Frank Riggs Photo
Frank Riggs
Republican
David Schapira Photo
David Schapira
Democrat
  • Bob Branch - Republican

1st Congressional District

Wendy Rogers Photo
Wendy Rogers
Republican
Tiffany Shedd Photo
Tiffany Shedd
Republican
Steve Smith Photo
Steve Smith
Republican

5th Congressional District

Joan Greene Photo
Joan Greene
Democrat
Jose Torres Photo
Jose Torres
Democrat

6th Congressional District

Anita Malik Photo
Anita Malik
Democrat
Garrick McFadden Photo
Garrick McFadden
Democrat
Heather Ross Photo
Heather Ross
Democrat

7th Congressional District

Ruben Gallego Photo
Ruben Gallego
Democrat
  • Catherine Miranda - Democrat

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
  • Irina Baroness Von Behr - Republican
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
Democratic Congressman Ruben Gallego from 7th Congressional District is running for reelection to his third term in office. He is being challenged in the primary by former state lawmaker Catherine Miranda. Gallego has become known for his very public criticism of President Donald Trump.
Aug. 9, 2018
A new survey revealed Arizona's Independent voters are currently leaning left and could fall squarely into Liberal territory after the primary races.
Aug. 9, 2018
Five people submitted nominating petitions by Wednesday’s deadline to get on the ballot for Phoenix mayor.
Aug. 8, 2018
Arizona’s primary election is fast approaching and there is a crowded field seeking the Republican nomination to run for U.S. Senate. The national union representing U.S. Border Patrol agents has thrown its support behind Congresswoman Martha McSally.
Aug. 8, 2018

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