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
Joining The Show to talk about the end of the legislative session — what got done, what didn’t get done and teacher pay raises among other things — were political consultant Lorna Romero, formerly of Molera Alvarez and Sen. John McCain’s 2016 Senate campaign, and Sam Richard of Creosote Partners.
May. 4, 2018
Just after midnight Friday the Arizona legislature called sine die and ended their work for 2018.
May. 4, 2018
Gov. Ducey signed the education funding portion of the budget early this morning, giving teachers a 20 percent raise by 2020. It’s a plan he first introduced weeks ago in an attempt to head off the teacher walkout that’s been going on for the last six days across the state.
May. 3, 2018
Voters will decide whether to move non-partisan elections for the mayor and Phoenix City Council from the fall of odd-numbered years to November of even-numbered years to coincide with statewide general elections.
May. 3, 2018
After the Legislature stayed in session all night, Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill early this morning granting teachers an average 19 percent pay increase within three years.
May. 3, 2018
Overall, Vice President Mike Pence came to Arizona to tout the new tax ban while also rallying the base and having a round-table discussion with small business owners.
May. 2, 2018
The Show talked with Reid Wilson, a national correspondent with The Hill newspaper in Washington, D.C., to find out what he’s hearing in the nation’s capital.
Apr. 25, 2018
To break down some of the numbers, The Show turned to Garrett Archer, senior analyst for the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office.
Apr. 25, 2018
Debbie Lesko won the race for Arizona's 8th Congressional District on Tuesday night. She’ll represent the northwest Valley in Congress.
Apr. 25, 2018
This Tuesday is the special election in Arizona's 8th Congressional District to replace Trent Franks, who resigned in December amidst allegations of sexual harassment.
Apr. 24, 2018
Republicans who control the Arizona Senate were prevented from ensuring that ailing Sen. John McCain's seat isn't on the November ballot if he leaves office.
Apr. 24, 2018
Those in Arizona’s political circles got a surprise this weekend when they heard former Secretary of State Ken Bennett was announcing a challenge to Gov. Doug Ducey in the GOP primary — which is only four months away.
Apr. 23, 2018
Presidential candidates come from a number of different backgrounds. They can be senators or members of Congress, governors or business-people. But, they’re generally not mayors.
Apr. 23, 2018
Tuesday’s special election in the conservative 8th Congressional District is now being looked at as another midterm bellwether, after special election shockers in Pennsylvania and Alabama. Both candidates were out on Saturday to motivate their supporters.
Republicans Taking Nothing For Granted In 8th District Race
Apr. 23, 2018
Former Secretary of State Ken Bennett has announced he is challenging Governor Doug Ducey in the Republican primary. Bennett says a broader tax base would help to weather downturns in the economy.
Apr. 21, 2018
Voters in Phoenix will soon decide whether city elections should move from odd years to even years to coincide with state general elections. The topic generated a passionate debate at City Council chambers Wednesday.
Apr. 18, 2018
Voters in the 8th Congressional District are choosing a replacement for Trent Franks after he resigned abruptly last year. His former district is considered as red as the sun is bright. But while Republicans are taking nothing for granted, the Democratic challengernsees a path to victory.
Apr. 18, 2018
Arizona teachers started voting today whether to authorize a strike over low pay and other issues. Last week, Gov. Doug Ducey unveiled a proposal to give teachers a 20 percent pay raise over a couple of years.
Apr. 17, 2018
McCain has been one of President Trump’s favorite targets, first because McCain wasn’t shy about criticizing Trump during the 2016 campaign, and then because the senator eliminated Trump’s hopes of repealing the Affordable Care Act with a simple thumbs-down.
Apr. 17, 2018
Two former Arizona attorneys general are backing a plan by some Phoenix leaders to buck a new state law scheduled to kick in this summer. It would prevent cities from requiring certain groups to reveal campaign contributions in local elections.
Apr. 17, 2018

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