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 Maricopa County Elections Department is at work counting the early ballots received for Tuesday's primary. They're also getting ready for in-person voting tomorrow, even though not many people are expected to show up.
Aug. 25, 2014
Counties across the state have started counting their early ballots ahead of next Tuesday’s primary election.
Aug. 22, 2014
A federal Judge ordered the election of the Mesquite District seat in the Peoria City Council primary to be stopped.
Aug. 22, 2014
If you like politics, Tuesday will be an exciting day for you. If you don’t, well, maybe it’ll mean you get a couple days off from the TV commercials, mailers and robocalls from candidates and outside groups.
Aug. 22, 2014
With just a few days left before Arizona’s primary, outside groups hoping to influence the election have been pumping plenty of money into the campaign. But other donors are likely waiting until after Tuesday to get in on the action.
Aug. 22, 2014
Ken Krieger, the candidate left off the ballot for the Peoria City Council race will be in federal court Friday. He is asking the court to halt next Tuesday’s primary election for the council seat.
Aug. 21, 2014
The signs are up, the mailers are out, the robocalls are made – it’s clearly election season.
Aug. 20, 2014
With Arizona’s primary election just one week away, the number of registered voters has been updated. Today, the Secretary of State’s office is reporting the number of independent voters has risen again.
Aug. 19, 2014
Maricopa County offers ballots in English and Spanish and a special touchscreen option for members of the Tohono O’Odham tribe.
Aug. 15, 2014
A publicist for Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey is questioning whether Gov. Jan Brewer will be able to spend money from her Political Action Committee in support of candidate Steve Smith.
Aug. 15, 2014
If you want an early ballot and haven’t requested one, you have until 5 p.m. Friday to contact your county recorder’s office.
Aug. 14, 2014
The Maricopa County Elections Department says over the past three weeks about 25,000 more independent voters have asked for an early ballot to vote in this month's primary. That brings the total number of potential independent early voters to nearly 76,000.
Aug. 12, 2014
Lawyers for Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne tried to convince a judge that the Clean Elections Commission shouldn't be allowed to investigate charges of improper campaign contributions.
Aug. 11, 2014
The rhetoric in the Republican gubernatorial primary race is getting so nasty state Party Chairman Robert Graham is urging the candidates to cool it.
Aug. 11, 2014
The third time is a charm — or at least that’s what Peoria hopes. After two wrong ballots, Maricopa County will mail a third ballot to voters in the Mesquite District of Peoria with the correct city council candidates.
Aug. 7, 2014
Gov. Jan Brewer has officially endorsed former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith to succeed her in office. Brewer joined Smith at the Chicago Cubs training facility in Mesa to make the announcement Thursday.
Aug. 7, 2014
The term "dark money" has been used a lot lately, especially during the current election season.
Aug. 6, 2014
State Senator Chester Crandell died while horseback riding near his home in eastern Arizona on Monday. But there’s a process about how votes are counted when a candidate dies during the campaign.
Aug. 5, 2014
As Arizona’s candidates tout their endorsements ahead of next month’s primary, Phoenix-based Behavior Research Center Director Earl DeBerge says these “seals of approval” are more important to voters than many might think.
Aug. 4, 2014
The two Republican candidates for Attorney General faced off last night in a televised debate on KAET. Incumbent Tom Horne has faced several scandals and investigations during his time in office, including recent charges that his staff does campaign work on state time.
Jul. 29, 2014

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