Tuesday’s primary election will determine final outcome in many legislative districts

With the Arizona primary election less than one week away, voters are looking closely at intraparty races that will shape the future of the state House and Senate. 

Due to the partisan makeup of many legislative districts, the occupants of many districts’ legislative seats come January 2021 will likely be decided on August 4th.

Of the state’s 30 legislative districts, fewer than 10 are expected to feature even marginally competitive general election races. 

Chamber endorsements

In June, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry announced its bipartisan slate of endorsements. “We believe we have endorsed a slate of outstanding candidates who are all committed to advancing public policy that makes Arizona more economically competitive,” said Glenn Hamer, president and CEO of the Chamber.

In the Senate, the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry endorsed the following challengers and incumbents:

Karen Fann, LD1, Republican

Sonny Borrelli, LD5 Republican

Sylvia Allen, LD6 Republican

T.J. Shope, LD8 Republican

Vince Leach, LD11 Republican

Warren Petersen, LD12 Republican

Sine Kerr, LD13 Republican

David Gowan, LD14 Republican

Heather Carter, LD15 Republican

J.D. Mesnard, LD17 Republican

Sean Bowie, LD18 Democrat

Lupe Contreras, LD19 Democrat

Rick Gray, LD21 Republican

David Livingston, LD22 Republican

Lela Alston, LD24 Democrat

Tyler Pace, LD25 Republican

Kate Brophy McGee, LD28 Republican

Tony Navarette, LD30 Democrat

And in the House, the Chamber backed the following:

Selina Bliss, LD1 Republican

Steven Sensmeier, LD1 Republican

Daniel Hernandez, LD2 Democrat

Alma Hernandez, LD3 Democrat

Regina Cobb, LD5 Republican

Leo Biasiucci, LD5 Republican

Walter Blackman, LD6 Republican

Frank Pratt, LD8 Republican

David Cook, LD8 Republican

Bret Roberts, LD11 Republican

Mark Finchem, LD11 Republican

Travis Grantham, LD12 Republican

Jake Hoffman, LD12 Republican

Joanne Osborne, LD13 Republican

Timothy Dunn LD13 Republican

Becky Nutt, LD14 Republican

Gail Griffin, LD14 Republican

Jarret Hamstreet, LD15 Republican

Steve Kaiser, LD15 Republican

Jeff Weninger, LD17 Republican

Jennifer Pawlik, LD17 Democrat

Bob Robson, LD18 Republican

Jennifer Jermaine, LD18 Democrat

Diego Espinoza, LD19 Democrat

Lorenzo Sierra, LD19 Democrat

Anthony Kern, LD20 Republican

Shawnna Bolick, LD20 Republican

Kevin Payne, LD21 Republican

Frank Carroll, LD22 Republican

Ben Toma, LD22 Republican

John Kavanagh, LD23 Republican

Jay Lawrence, LD23 Republican

Jennifer Longdon, LD24 Democrat

Amish Shah, LD24 Democrat

Rusty Bowers, LD25 Republican

Michelle Udall, LD25 Republican

Debbie Nez-Manuel, LD26 Democrat

Reginald Bolding, LD27 Democrat

Catherine Miranda, LD27 Democrat

Cesar Chavez, LD29 Democrat

Robert Meza, LD30 Democrat

Vote on Aug. 4 or before at a Voting Center

It’s important that voters know when, where, and how to cast their vote.

Reminder: if you are a registered PEVL (Permanent Early Voting List) voter and have yet to mail in your ballot, drop your ballot off at an eligible voting location, as detailed below, before 7:00pm on August 4th.

  • Maricopa County: Visit the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office website here to find voting locations and which dates they are open.
  • Apache County: Visit the Apache County Recorder’s Office website here to find voting locations and which dates they are open.
  • Cochise County: Visit the Cochise County Recorder’s Office website here to find voting locations and which dates they are open.
  • Coconino County: Visit the Coconino County Recorder’s Office website here to find voting locations and which dates they are open.
  • Gila County: Visit the Gila County Recorder’s Office website here to find voting locations and which dates they are open.
  • Graham County: Visit the Graham County Recorder’s Office website here to find voting locations and which dates they are open.
  • Greenlee County: Visit the Greenlee County Recorder’s Office website here to find voting locations and which dates they are open.
  • La Paz County: Visit the La Paz County Recorder’s Office website here to find voting locations and which dates they are open.
  • Mohave County: Visit the Mohave County Recorder’s Office website here to find voting locations and which dates they are open.
  • Navajo County: Visit the Navajo County Recorder’s Office website here to find voting locations and which dates they are open.
  • Pima County: Visit the Pima County Recorder’s Office website here to find voting locations and which dates they are open.
  • Pinal County: Visit the Pinal County Recorder’s Office website here to find voting locations and which dates they are open.
  • Santa Cruz County: Visit the Santa Cruz County Recorder’s Office website here to find voting locations and which dates they are open.
  • Yavapai County: Visit the Yavapai County Recorder’s Office website here to find voting locations and which dates they are open.
  • Yuma County: Visit the Yuma County Recorder’s Office website here to find voting locations and which dates they are open.

Joe Pitts

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