Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2014

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State Legislative Election Results

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Elections for the office of Arizona House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 28, 2014.

Following the general election, there was no change to the majority control of the Arizona House of Representatives, which was held by Republicans. However, the Republican Party did gain two additional seats, going from 36 to 38 seats. The Democratic Party dropped from 24 to just 22.

Incumbents retiring

A total of 19 incumbents did not run for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents were:

Name Party Current Office
Andy Tobin Ends.png Republican House District 1
Juan Carlos Escamilla Electiondot.png Democratic House District 4
Doris Goodale Ends.png Republican House District 5
Brenda Barton Ends.png Republican House District 6
Albert Hale Electiondot.png Democratic House District 7
Jamescita Peshlakai Electiondot.png Democratic House District 7
Adam Kwasman Ends.png Republican House District 11
Steve Smith Ends.png Republican House District 11
Tom Forese Ends.png Republican House District 17
Jeff Dial Ends.png Republican House District 18
Lupe Contreras Electiondot.png Democratic House District 19
Debbie Lesko Ends.png Republican House District 21
John Kavanagh Ends.png Republican House District 23
Chad Campbell Electiondot.png Democratic House District 24
Justin Olson Ends.png Republican House District 25
Justin Pierce Ends.png Republican House District 25
Catherine H. Miranda Electiondot.png Democratic House District 27
Lydia Hernandez Electiondot.png Democratic House District 29
Martin Quezada Ends.png Republican House District 29

Majority control

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Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Arizona House of Representatives:

Arizona House of Representatives
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 24 22
     Republican Party 36 38
Total 60 60

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."

2014 Competitiveness Overview
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Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 27 (45.0%) of the 60 seats up for election in 2014, there was only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 11 Democrats and 16 Republicans were guaranteed election barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates faced off in the general election in 33 (55.0%) of the 60 seats up for election.

Primary challenges

A total of 18 incumbents faced primary competition on August 26. Nineteen incumbents did not seek re-election in 2014 and another 23 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. The state representatives that faced primary competition were:

Retiring incumbents

Nineteen incumbent representatives did not run for re-election, while 41 (68.3%) ran for re-election. A list of those incumbents, eight Democrats and 11 Republicans, can be found above.

List of candidates

District 1

Note: Incumbent Andy Tobin (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Frank Cuccia: 22,223
Republican Party Noel Campbell: 43,864 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Karen Fann: 46,597 Green check mark transparent.png

District 2

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
  • Demion Clinco Approveda - Incumbent Clinco was first appointed to the chamber on February 20, 2014.
  • Rosanna Gabaldón Approveda - Incumbent Gabaldon was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Demion Clinco: 17,080
Democratic Party Rosanna Gabaldón: 21,200 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Christopher Ackerley: 19,656 Green check mark transparent.png

District 3

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
  • Sally Ann Gonzales Approveda - Incumbent Gonzales was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
  • Macario Saldate Approveda - Incumbent Saldate was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:

Note: Patricia Flores withdrew before the primary.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sally Ann Gonzales: 22,883 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Macario Saldate: 20,148 Green check mark transparent.png

District 4

Note: Incumbent Juan Carlos Escamilla (D) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Charlene Fernandez: 12,251 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Lisa Otondo: 13,324 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Richard Hopkins : 12,063

District 5

Note: Incumbent Doris Goodale (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joseph "Joe" Longoria: 10,613
Democratic Party Beth Weisser: 10,461
Republican Party Sonny Borrelli: 31,277 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Regina Cobb: 30,160 Green check mark transparent.png

District 6

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:
  • Bob Thorpe Approveda - Incumbent Thorpe was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
  • Brenda Barton Approveda - Incumbent Barton was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lanny Morrison: 27,520
Republican Party Bob Thorpe: 32,886 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Brenda Barton: 32,948 Green check mark transparent.png

District 7

Note: Incumbent Jamescita Peshlakai (D) ran for Senate District 7.

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jennifer D. Benally: 27,625 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Albert Hale: 26,071 Green check mark transparent.png

District 8

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Carmen Casillas: 14,847
Republican Party Frank Pratt: 19,458 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Thomas "T.J." Shope: 19,198 Green check mark transparent.png

District 9

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:
  • Ethan Orr Approveda - Incumbent Orr was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Randy Friese: 33,059 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Victoria Steele: 33,425 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ethan Orr: 32,928

District 10

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
  • Stefanie Mach Approveda - Incumbent Mach was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
  • Bruce Wheeler Approveda - Incumbent Wheeler was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Stefanie Mach: 31,163 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Bruce Wheeler: 32,731 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party William Wildish: 25,240
Republican Party Todd Clodfelter: 29,940

District 11

Note: Incumbents Adam Kwasman (R) and Steve Smith did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Holly Lyon: 27,392
Democratic Party Barry McCain (Write-in): 49
Republican Party Mark Finchem: 36,732 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Vince Leach: 34,274 Green check mark transparent.png

District 12

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:
  • Eddie Farnsworth Approveda - Incumbent Farnsworth was first elected to the chamber in 2000.
  • Warren Petersen Approveda - Incumbent Petersen was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party D.J. Rothans: 18,446
Republican Party Eddie Farnsworth: 32,843 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Warren Petersen: 34,784 Green check mark transparent.png

District 13

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steve Hansen: 14,509
Republican Party Darin Mitchell: 27,550 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Steve Montenegro: 28,028 Green check mark transparent.png

District 14

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:
  • David Gowan: 15,475 Approveda - Incumbent Gowan was first elected to the chamber in 2008.
  • David Stevens: 14,909 Approveda - Incumbent Stevens was first elected to the chamber in 2008.
  • Susan Syfert: 6,953

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James C. Burton: 22,713
Republican Party David Gowan: 34,946 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party David Stevens: 34,850 Green check mark transparent.png

District 15

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party John Allen: 33,785 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Heather Carter: 38,664 Green check mark transparent.png

District 16

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Cara Prior: 15,792
Republican Party Doug Coleman: 28,908 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kelly Townsend: 28,300 Green check mark transparent.png

District 17

Note: Incumbent Tom Forese (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Danielle Lee: 21,304
Republican Party J.D. Mesnard: 30,018 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jeff Weninger: 32,297 Green check mark transparent.png

District 18

Note: Incumbent Jeff Dial (R) ran for Senate District 18.

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Denise "Mitzi" Epstein: 30,480
Republican Party Jill Norgaard: 32,863 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bob Robson: 31,587 Green check mark transparent.png

Note: Scott Ryan (I) filed to run but was removed from the ballot.

District 19

Note: Incumbent Lupe Contreras (D) ran for State Senate District 19.

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mark Cardenas: 10,999 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Diego Espinoza: 10,076 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Sophia E. Johnson: 8,029

District 20

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:

Note: Aaron Flannery withdrew before the primary.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Amy Schwabenlender: 19,779
Republican Party Paul Boyer: 25,610 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Anthony Kern: 23,799 Green check mark transparent.png

District 21

Note: Incumbent Debbie Lesko (R) ran for Senate District 21.

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:

Note: Bryan Hackbarth was removed from the ballot.

Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:

Note: Helmuth Hack withdrew from the race.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Esther Duran Lumm: 19,629
Republican Party Rick Gray: 29,589 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tony Rivero: 27,826 Green check mark transparent.png

District 22

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:
  • David Livingston Approveda - Incumbent Livingston was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
  • Phil Lovas Approveda - Incumbent Lovas was first appointed to the chamber in 2012.
Independent Independent candidates:
Independent Americans Elect of Arizona Party candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bonnie Boyce-Wilson: 20,173
Democratic Party Larry Woods: 18,547
Republican Party David Livingston: 41,093 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Phil Lovas: 42,409 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Fred Botha: 4,093
Independent Suzie Easter: 2,487

District 23

Note: Incumbent John Kavanagh (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jay Lawrence: 44,453 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Michelle Ugenti: 51,124 Green check mark transparent.png

District 24

Note: Incumbent Chad Campbell (D) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lela Alston: 21,740 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Ken Clark: 21,186 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Lei Lani Cortez: 13,183

District 25

Note: Incumbent Justin Pierce (R) did not run for re-election.

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Butler: 15,145
Democratic Party Sheila Ogea: 14,866
Republican Party Russell "Rusty" Bowers: 33,220 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Justin Olson: 34,451 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Michael Kielsky: 3,661

District 26

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
  • Juan Jose Mendez Approveda - Incumbent Mendez was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
  • Andrew Sherwood Approveda - Incumbent Sherwood was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Juan Jose Mendez: 13,413 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Andrew Sherwood: 13,584 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party James Roy: 11,098
Libertarian Party Chris Will: 5,395

District 27

Note: Incumbent Catherine H. Miranda (D) ran for Senate District 27.

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Reginald Bolding: 13,950 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Rebecca Rios: 16,576 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Myron L. Jackson, Sr.: 5,261
Republican Party Jose Tello: 5,261

District 28

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
  • Eric Meyer Approveda - Incumbent Meyer was first elected to the chamber in 2008.
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Eric Meyer: 31,646 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kate Brophy McGee: 37,054 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Shawnna Bolick: 29,061
Libertarian Party Zhani Doko: 5,306

District 29

Note: Incumbents Lydia Hernandez (D) and Martin Quezada (D) ran for Senate District 29.

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:

Note: Erminie Zarra withdrew before the primary.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Richard C. Andrade: 10,127 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Ceci Velásquez: 9,556 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Aaron Borders: 8,320

District 30

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:
Independent Independent candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jonathan Larkin: 11,252 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Debbie McCune-Davis: 11,980 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Michael Aaron Gidwani: 7,445
Republican Party John Lyon: 8,158
Independent Angel Garcia (Write-in): 11

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