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
Election season is on the way, which means you'll be seeing and hearing a plethora of campaign ads for candidates. That also means the phrase “I approve this message” will be ubiquitous. Do those four words really mean anything, though, when it comes to believability of a candidate and his or her promises?
Mar. 12, 2018
The Orpheum, which holds 1,364 people, was filled almost to capacity, as fans of the Sanders and even a few supporters of President Donald Trump watched Sanders speak.
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Mar. 11, 2018
The Arizona Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will hold a public meeting Friday to talk about potential barriers to voting in the aftermath of a 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
Mar. 8, 2018
Arizona Republican lawmakers voted Wednesday to set up a system that could force cities to move their elections to even-numbered years — but there’s a catch.
Mar. 8, 2018
A bi-partisan bill could extend state lawmaker terms from two to four years.
Mar. 6, 2018
The field is now set for April’s special general election in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District, in the race to replace Trent Franks. Former State Senator Debbie Lesko won the Republican primary, while ER doctor Hiral Tipirneni won the Democratic primary. We hear from both, joining us on The Show.
Feb. 28, 2018
Stephanie Holford, who sent a topless photo to congressional candidate Steve Montenegro issued a statement through her lawyer on Thursday. Her lawyer also released text messages.
Feb. 22, 2018
Debbie Lesko is under fire after she gave money from her state re-election campaign to a SuperPAC supporting her federal campaign for Congress.
Feb. 22, 2018
Some Arizona lawmakers want to make it harder for workers to claim that their termination was a retaliatory act.
Feb. 22, 2018
Arizona agriculture leaders are hopeful the new leadership in Legislative District 13 marks a swing in rural interests having a bigger role in the Legislature.
Feb. 22, 2018
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

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