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
Frank Riggs, a former California congressman, is running for superintendent of public instruction, a position currently held by incumbent Diane Douglas. He says it’s time for a change in our state education department.
Jul. 13, 2018
A judge will decide whether lawmakers can ask voters to approve two changes in a law in a single act.
Jul. 13, 2018
As we head toward Arizona’s August primary elections, KJZZ's The Show is inviting the candidates in contested races to talk about why they’re running and some of the key issues in their contests.
Jul. 12, 2018
With a staged backdrop of seized guns, drugs and even DPS officers with dogs, Gov. Doug Ducey brought together federal, state and local law enforcement Wednesday who praised his leadership on border security.
Jul. 12, 2018
As signatures are being counted for several citizen initiatives that were turned in last week, a court battle is going on over how easy it should be for voters to propose their own laws.
Jul. 11, 2018
As we head toward Arizona’s August primary elections, KJZZ's The Show is inviting the candidates in contested races to talk about why they’re running and some of the key issues in their contests.
Jul. 11, 2018
As we head toward Arizona’s August primary elections, we’re inviting in the candidates running in contested races, to talk about why they’re running and some of the key issues in their contests.
Jul. 10, 2018
At this point in the gubernatorial campaign, the division over abortion rights is breaking down along party lines.
Jul. 10, 2018
The Republican representative and his top staffer, Oliver Schwab, are both under a U.S. House Ethics committee investigation after reports that Schweikert's campaign paid Schwab and his consulting firm beyond the limit allowed by campaign finance laws.
Jul. 10, 2018
Steve Farley is running in the Democratic primary in the race for governor, and he brings with him more than a decade of experience in the Arizona Legislature, where he now serves as assistant minority leader in the Senate.
Jul. 9, 2018
Former State Representative Don Shooter has sued a former colleague, Representative Michelle Ugenti-Rita. Howie Fischer of Capitol Media Services joined The Show to help sort this out.
Jul. 9, 2018
For $75, Arizonans can submit a 300-word argument for or against an upcoming ballot measure that will be published in a pamphlet that's going to be mailed to the homes of all 3.6 million registered voters ahead of the Nov. 6 general election.
Jul. 9, 2018
As we head toward Arizona’s August primary elections, we’re inviting in the candidates running in contested races to talk about why they’re running and some of the key issues in their contests.
Jul. 6, 2018
On Thursday Arizona saw a string of press conferences and watched as box after box full of petitions were unloaded at the state Capitol.
Jul. 6, 2018
Arizonans aren't going to get a chance to decide whether they want to legalize recreational use of marijuana, at least not this year.
Jul. 6, 2018
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.
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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

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