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 measure would require voter support this fall to modify Arizona’s Constitution to remove the minimum age required to serve elected office which is currently set at 25.
Feb. 20, 2018
The upcoming special primary election in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District has several well-known Republican candidates, and it’s a heavily Republican seat. While there are 12 GOP candidates running in that party's primary, two Democrats are competing for a spot in the general election in April.
Feb. 20, 2018
The 2018 midterm elections are still about nine months away, but the state parties in Arizona, and elsewhere, are already in gear in advance of those contests.
Feb. 19, 2018
The most recent financial reports are out in the the special election in Arizona's 8th Congressional district.
Feb. 16, 2018
A new poll suggests the pump is primed for progressive political candidates in Arizona in 2018.
Feb. 14, 2018
An Arizona House committee backed a plan to send the 2016 voter-approved minimum wage hike and paid sick leave initiative back to the ballot.
Feb. 13, 2018
A new 50-state election security report from the Center for American Progress finds that most election systems remain vulnerable to hacking and other interference by foreign governments.
Feb. 13, 2018
Voters will consider a slate of six city council candidates and three ballot propositions.
Feb. 6, 2018
Grassroots organizations who helped promote Arizona's Proposition 206 want to make sure its provisions remain intact as approved by voters in November 2016.
Jan. 30, 2018
Voters in Arizona's 8th Congressional district have until 11:59pm on Monday to register to vote for the primary.
Jan. 29, 2018
For the second night in a row, a debate was held in the special election to replace Trent Franks. This time, it was the Democrats’ turn.
Jan. 26, 2018
With talks of Arizona turning purple, does a moderate Democrat have a chance at a statewide election? This story looks back to see how Arizona’s past may mirror today’s politics.
Jan. 26, 2018
Republican candidates in the 8th Congressional District race debated in Phoenix Wednesday night.
Jan. 25, 2018
Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s entrance into the Arizona Senate race has shaken up an already crowded field of competitors.
Jan. 18, 2018
Congresswoman Martha McSally Running For Senate
With the vintage fighter plane she would later climb into and fly into Phoenix as her backdrop, Southern Arizona Congresswoman Martha McSally announced Friday morning she is running for Sen. Jeff Flake’s seat.
Jan. 12, 2018
After teasing it for months, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said he is running for U.S. Senate.
Jan. 10, 2018
The Takeaway: John Kasich On
Kasich remains critical of President Trump, saying he prefers to support a leader who unifies the country. But he hasn't ruled out supporting the president in 2020, should Trump run. Dec 19, 2017
Dec. 19, 2017
Is it possible to look at these special elections in the aggregate and take anything away that could be useful to think about heading into next year’s elections?
Dec. 15, 2017
The election of Alabama Democrat Doug Jones to the U.S Senate could bring even more attention and money to Arizona’s 2018 race to replace Republican Senator Jeff Flake.
Dec. 13, 2017
Current Arizona law requiring state lawmakers wanting to run for Congress to vacate their local seats before entering the race threatens to create a string of political vacancies.
Dec. 12, 2017

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