Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2000

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Elections for the office of Arizona House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on September 12, 2000 and a general election on November 7, 2000.

Qualifications

Article 4, Part 2, Section 2 of the Arizona Constitution states: No person shall be a member of the Legislature unless he shall be a citizen of the United States at the time of his election, nor unless he shall be at least twenty-five years of age, and shall have been a resident of Arizona at least three years and of the county from which he is elected at least one year before his election.

Campaign contributions

During the 2000 election, the total contributions to House candidates was $3,918,039. The top 10 contributors were:[1]

2000 Donors, Arizona House of Representatives
Donor Amount
Public Fund $886,841
Public Fund $290,920
Blewster, Barbara B $94,347
Steve May 2002 $84,000
Kraft, James $54,230
Arizona Education Association $25,348
John Nelson Campaign Cmte $25,347
Cannell, Robert $22,803
Arizona Republican Party $20,510
Arizona Association of Realtors $18,979

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Henry J. Camarot: 6,144 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Linda Binder: 14,223 Approveda
  • Barbara Blewster: 11,951 Approveda
  • Lucy Mason: 11,761
  • Caleb Soptelean: 5,330

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Henry J. Camarot: 34,830 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Linda Binder: 45,109 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Barbara Blewster: 30,958

District 2

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Josh Allen: 3,614 Approveda
  • Matthew Capalby: 2,288
  • Bill Cherry: 3,299
  • James Sedillo: 4,187 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Tom O'Halleran: 8,006 Approveda
  • Margaret Roush-Meier: 6,862 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Josh Allen: 22,096
Democratic Party James Sedillo: 24,556 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tom O'Halleran: 24,212 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Margaret Roush-Meier: 23,710

District 3

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Ken "Ja Nez" Hallock: 3,453
  • Sylvia M. Laughter: 9,988 Approveda
  • Albert Tom: 5,994 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Caleb Roanhorse (Write-In): 78

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sylvia M. Laughter: 24,857 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Albert Tom: 15,990 Green check mark transparent.png

District 4

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Claudia Maestas: 7,927 Approveda
  • M. Phil Martin: 8,317 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Debra Brimhall: 6,454 Approveda
  • Jake Flake: 6,989 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Claudia Maestas: 19,997
Democratic Party M. Phil Martin: 17,908
Republican Party Debra Brimhall: 23,836 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jake Flake: 26,806 Green check mark transparent.png

District 5

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Robert Cannell: 5,669 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • James R. Carruthers: 5,828 Approveda
  • Larry K. Nelson: 5,463 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Robert Cannell: 17,724 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party James R. Carruthers: 14,724 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Larry K. Nelson: 14,286

District 6

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Richard Wenzel: 4,009 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Randy Clawson: 2,395
  • John Huppenthal: 9,194 Approveda
  • Bob Robson: 5,130 Approveda
  • Glenna Twing: 3,332

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Richard Wenzel: 27,026
Republican Party John Huppenthal: 36,172 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bob Robson: 31,328 Green check mark transparent.png

District 7

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Ernest Bustamante: 2,411
  • Cheryl Chase: 2,689 Approveda
  • Mark Clark: 2,503 Approveda
  • William Luck: 799
  • Thomas Morales, Jr.: 1,195
  • Hugh Smith: 1,632
  • Mary V. Thomas: 1,949
  • Peter Villaverde: 1,370
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Morris Courtright: 2,708 Approveda
  • Juan A. Smith: 2,200 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Frank Aranda: 36 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Cheryl Chase: 17,311 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Mark Clark: 15,412 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Morris Courtright: 11,276
Republican Party Juan A. Smith: 10,630
Libertarian Party Frank Aranda: 2,041

District 8

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Michael Ames: 4,187
  • Bobby Lugo: 5,910 Approveda
  • Mark Maiorana: 5,097 Approveda
  • Ruth Wilson: 4,257
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Ben Anderson: 4,288 Approveda
  • Howard Mendelsohn: 3,002 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bobby Lugo: 15,467 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Mark Maiorana: 14,608 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ben Anderson: 12,096
Republican Party Howard Mendelsohn: 9,464

District 9

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Dave Bradley: 6,486 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Kerry Clawson: 2,406
  • Randy Graf: 4,765 Approveda
  • Mike Jenkins: 4,071
  • Marian McClure: 5,357 Approveda
  • Parralee Schneider: 3,816
Green Party Green candidates:
  • William Crosby: 34 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dave Bradley: 25,821
Republican Party Randy Graf: 29,431 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Marian McClure: 31,880 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party William Crosby: 5,407

District 10

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Emmett J. Alvarez: 480
  • Ralph Ellinwood: 1,008
  • Betty J. Liggins: 1,295
  • Linda Lopez: 2,573 Approveda
  • Jesse Lugo: 2,058 Approveda
  • Victor Soltero: 3,539
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Judith D. Bennett (Withdrew): 1,312 Approveda
Green Party Green candidates:
  • Jack Strasburg: 34 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Linda Lopez: 15,365 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Victor Soltero: 13,590 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party Jack Strasburg: 4,155

District 11

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Olivia Cajero Bedford: 3,603
  • Carmine Cardamone: 3,746 Approveda
  • Louis L. Johnson: 1,442
  • Debora Norris: 4,289 Approveda
  • Val Romero: 2,079
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Green Party Green candidates:
  • William Moeller: 74 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Carmine Cardamone: 17,334 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Debora Norris: 19,926 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party William Moeller: 5,850

District 12

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Craig W. Molloy: 5,476 Approveda
  • Mort Nelson: 3,670 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Pete Hershberger: 7,292 Approveda
  • Steve Huffman: 6,616 Approveda
  • Billie Jane Madden: 3,268

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Craig W. Molloy: 29,429
Democratic Party Mort Nelson: 19,563
Republican Party Pete Hershberger: 37,982 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Steve Huffman: 34,712 Green check mark transparent.png

District 13

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Colette Barajas (Withdrew): 1,634
  • Ted Downing: 4,478 Approveda
  • Gabrielle Giffords: 4,923 Approveda
  • Howard Shore: 2,992
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Jonathan Paton: 5,778 Approveda
  • Carol Somers: 5,897 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ted Downing: 21,684
Democratic Party Gabrielle Giffords: 25,160 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jonathan Paton: 20,869
Republican Party Carol Somers: 22,687 Green check mark transparent.png

District 14

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Demitri Downing: 3,655 Approveda
  • Marion L. Pickens: 5,013 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Edward M. Poelstra: 3,423 Approveda
  • Mary Bolger: 80 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Demitri Downing: 16,416
Democratic Party Marion L. Pickens: 19,704 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Edward M. Poelstra: 16,608 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mary Bolger: 8,907

District 15

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Bunny Goldfarb: 3,802 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • William Arnold: 4,278
  • Robert Blendu: 5,130 Approveda
  • Michael Denea: 4,491
  • Mike Gleason: 6,777 Approveda
  • Richard Hopkins (Write-In): 21
  • Michael Johnson: 4,646

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bunny Goldfarb: 25,144
Republican Party Robert Blendu: 31,697 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mike Gleason: 34,817 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Sandy Reagan (Write-In): 425

District 16

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Linda Gray: 3,718 Approveda
  • James Weiers: 3,438 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Linda Gray: 27,001 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party James Weiers: 18,263 Green check mark transparent.png

District 17

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Ruben Nicholas Madrid: 2,065 Approveda
  • Ken Thomas: 2,707 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Phil Hanson: 4,665 Approveda
  • Gertrude L. Hickman: 4,167
  • Jean McGrath: 4,455
  • John Nelson: 4,746 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ruben Nicholas Madrid: 14,132
Democratic Party Ken Thomas: 17,097
Republican Party Phil Hanson: 23,323 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Nelson: 24,299 Green check mark transparent.png

District 18

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Victoria Wold: 2,610 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Melbalyn Chatwin: 179
  • Frank J. Conti: 1,731
  • Ron Gawlitta: 2,041
  • Deb Gullett: 3,906 Approveda
  • Wendy Marshall Hancock: 2,609
  • Tony Helm: 465
  • James Kraft: 2,903 Approveda
  • Joe Mikitish: 2,543
  • Carol Turoff: 1,699

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Victoria Wold: 18,789
Republican Party Deb Gullett: 22,323 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party James Kraft: 20,036 Green check mark transparent.png

District 19

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Ted Carpenter: 6,623 Approveda
  • Ephram Cordova: 4,536
  • Arlene Duston: 3,375
  • Roberta Voss: 7,009 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Ted Carpenter: 46,674 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Roberta Voss: 38,924 Green check mark transparent.png

District 20

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Bill Brotherton: 1,408 Approveda
  • Kathi Foster: 1,607 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Bob Haran: 1,865 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bill Brotherton: 9,843 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Kathi Foster: 11,933 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bob Haran: 8,105

District 21

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Dean Cooley: 8,069 Approveda
  • Marilyn Jarrett: 7,973 Approveda
  • Linda A. Somo: 5,146

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Dean Cooley: 35,939 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Marilyn Jarrett: 31,632 Green check mark transparent.png

District 22

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • John A. Loredo: 1,126 Approveda
  • Richard Miranda: 1,824 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • John Atkins: 907 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John A. Loredo: 7,361 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Richard Miranda: 9,279 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Atkins: 4,494

District 23

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Carlos Avelar: 1,715 Approveda
  • Leah Landrum: 2,116 Approveda
  • Augusta Nelson-Knight: 1,225
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Carlos Avelar: 9,589 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Leah Landrum: 10,054 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent William Norris: 2,158

District 24

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Laurie Larson: 2,428 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Joseph A. Hudock: 2,516
  • Barbara Leff: 6,744 Approveda
  • Pam Miller: 3,740
  • Stephen Tully: 4,003 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Tim McDermott: 64 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Laurie Larson: 21,846
Republican Party Barbara Leff: 32,533 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Stephen Tully: 26,793 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Tim McDermott: 5,532

District 25

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Ken Cheuvront: 3,183 Approveda
  • Christine Weason: 2,995 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Mary Koestner (Write-In): 137
  • Milton Wheat: 4,246 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Mike Renzulli (Withdrew): 58 Approveda
Green Party Green candidates:
  • John Scudder: 13 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ken Cheuvront: 16,953 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Christine Weason: 17,585 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Milton Wheat: 12,453
Green Party John Scudder: 3,168

District 26

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Joan M. Fitz-Randolph: 3,812 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Jeff Hatch-Miller: 7,772 Approveda
  • Steve May: 7,400 Approveda
Green Party Green candidates:
  • Eli Manders: 19 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joan M. Fitz-Randolph: 18,806
Republican Party Jeff Hatch-Miller: 23,313 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Steve May: 23,082 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party Eli Manders: 3,578
Independent Sean Nottingham: 5,524

District 27

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Meg Burton Cahill: 2,759 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Mike Gardner: 7,077 Approveda
  • Laura Knaperek: 6,878 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Meg Burton Cahill: 21,911 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mike Gardner: 21,804
Republican Party Laura Knaperek: 23,825 Green check mark transparent.png

District 28

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Ginny Chin: 4,570 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Carolyn S. Allen: 11,288 Approveda
  • John Allen: 6,518
  • Wes Marsh: 10,686 Approveda
  • Astria Wong Savarese: 4,131

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ginny Chin: 36,937
Republican Party Carolyn S. Allen: 51,318 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Wes Marsh: 42,872 Green check mark transparent.png

District 29

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Mark Anderson: 5,425 Approveda
  • Carma Lee Ellingson: 2,915
  • Russell Pearce: 4,898 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Mark Anderson: 19,605 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Russell Pearce: 15,055 Green check mark transparent.png

District 30

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Eileen Fellner: 3,014 Approveda
  • Linda K. Tongé: 2,184 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary candidates:
  • Eddie Farnsworth: 9,773 Approveda
  • Karen S. Johnson: 8,973 Approveda
  • Myrna Sheppard: 7,317

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Eileen Fellner: 28,807
Democratic Party Linda K. Tongé: 20,655
Republican Party Eddie Farnsworth: 45,473 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Karen S. Johnson: 41,191 Green check mark transparent.png


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