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
The Takeaway: What To Watch For Today In California
Known as the "jungle primary," both party's ballots are open to all registered voters and the top two vote-getters, regardless of affiliation, will be featured on the general election ballot.
Jun. 5, 2018
Two Arizona brothers last month were charged with crimes including mail fraud conspiracy and wire fraud conspiracy.
Jun. 5, 2018
Now we’re going to check in with the Editorial Board of The Arizona Republic. It’s a regular segment where we talk about the big issues facing the state and the region featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.
Jun. 4, 2018
Looking to run against Gov. Doug Ducey, fellow Republican gubernatorial hopeful Ken Bennett says, if elected, he would not appoint Cindy McCain to fill a vacancy in the event that Senator John McCain steps down or passes away.
Jun. 3, 2018
The Trump administration’s plan to add a question about citizenship status to the 2020 census has been met with multiple lawsuits, as reported previously on The Show.
Jun. 1, 2018
The group With Honor said it’s seen a huge increase in veterans running for Congress — both Republicans and Democrats.
Jun. 1, 2018
The deadline was Wednesday for Arizona Sen. John McCain to resign in time for a special election to fill his seat this November.
May. 31, 2018
Wednesday was was the deadline for candidates to file their petition signatures to qualify for the ballot in August’s primary. There are some familiar names on that list.
May. 31, 2018
Governor Doug Ducey will have a well-known opponent in the upcoming gubernatorial primary.
May. 31, 2018
High-level Arizona politicos and security officials huddled in downtown Phoenix this morning for a hearing on what are certain to be key issues in the upcoming midterm election: the opioid crisis and border security.
May. 30, 2018
A record number of women are running for U.S. Senate seats this year, six of them here in Arizona.
May. 30, 2018
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton officially resigned his post at noon Tuesday to focus on a run for Congress.
May. 29, 2018
Discussing the week in news with Chuck Coughlin, president of HighGround, and Roy Herrera, an attorney and former congressional staffer.
May. 25, 2018
Shooter was the subject of an investigation into sexual misconduct over several years. But now, some of the Yuma Republican’s supporters are collecting signatures to try to get Shooter back on the ballot.
May. 25, 2018
Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton led his last city council meeting last night before resigning his office next week to run for Congress.
May. 23, 2018
A temporary mayor will be needed until a new permanent one is elected and two sitting council members have expressed their intent to run for the position.
May. 22, 2018
Greg Stanton has announced his last day as Phoenix’s mayor will be May 29. He’ll leave to focus full-time on his congressional race. The move will trigger a big shake-up inside city hall after he leaves.
May. 21, 2018
There are two important votes coming up this week in two different countries on one controversial subject. They're among the biggest stories on the international stage in the coming days.
May. 21, 2018
Mexico’s four presidential candidates threw barbs at each other, gave few detailed proposals of for governance and frequently riffed on their country’s frayed relations with the United States.
May. 21, 2018
The author of Arizona’s Clean Elections Act has sued in an effort to stop voters from deciding whether to take some of the commission’s power away.
May. 16, 2018

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