Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2014

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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 will take place in 2014. A primary election took place August 26, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 28, 2014.

Incumbents retiring

A total of 19 incumbents are not running for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents are:

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

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

Arizona House of Representatives
Party As of September 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 24 Pending
     Republican Party 36 Pending
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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Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 34 (56.7%) of the 60 seats up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of 14 Democrats and 20 Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 26 (43.3%) of the 60 seats up for election.

Primary challenges

A total of 20 incumbents faced primary competition on August 26. Nineteen incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 21 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. The state representatives that faced primary competition were:

Retiring incumbents

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

List of candidates

Note: Candidate lists can change frequently throughout the election season. Ballotpedia staff will be re-examining the list on a monthly basis for any changes. This list was last examined on September 11, 2014. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you are aware of a candidate we've missed or one incorrectly listed, please send an email to: Tyler King.

District 1

Note: Incumbent Andy Tobin (R) is not running for re-election.

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Frank Cuccia
Republican Party Noel Campbell
Republican Party Karen Fann

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
Democratic Party Rosanna Gabaldón
Republican Party John Christopher Ackerley

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
Democratic Party Macario Saldate

District 4

Note: Incumbent Juan Carlos Escamilla (D) is not running for re-election.

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Charlene Fernandez
Democratic Party Lisa Otondo
Republican Party Richard Hopkins

District 5

Note: Incumbent Doris Goodale (R) is not running 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
Democratic Party Beth Weisser
Republican Party Sonny Borrelli
Republican Party Regina Cobb

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
Republican Party Bob Thorpe
Republican Party Brenda Barton

District 7

Note: Incumbent Jamescita Peshlakai (D) is running 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
Democratic Party Albert Hale

District 8

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Carmen Casillas
Republican Party Frank Pratt
Republican Party Thomas "T.J." Shope

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
Democratic Party Victoria Steele
Republican Party Ethan Orr

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
Democratic Party Bruce Wheeler
Republican Party William Wildish
Republican Party Todd Clodfelter

District 11

Note: Incumbents Adam Kwasman (R) is not running for re-election. Steve Smith (R) is running for State Senate District 11

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Holly Lyon
Democratic Party Barry McCain (Write-in)
Republican Party Mark Finchem
Republican Party Vince Leach

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
Republican Party Eddie Farnsworth
Republican Party Warren Petersen

District 13

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steve Hansen
Republican Party Darin Mitchell
Republican Party Steve Montenegro

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
Republican Party David Gowan
Republican Party David Stevens

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
Republican Party Heather Carter

District 16

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Cara Prior
Republican Party Doug Coleman
Republican Party Kelly Townsend

District 17

Note: Incumbent Tom Forese (R) is not running for re-election.

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Danielle Lee
Republican Party J.D. Mesnard
Republican Party Jeff Weninger

District 18

Note: Incumbent Jeff Dial (R) is running 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
Republican Party Jill Norgaard
Republican Party Bob Robson

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

District 19

Note: Incumbent Lupe Contreras (D) is running 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
Democratic Party Diego Espinoza
Republican Party Sophia E. Johnson

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
Republican Party Paul Boyer
Republican Party Anthony Kern

District 21

Note: Incumbent Debbie Lesko (R) is running 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
Republican Party Rick Gray
Republican Party Tony Rivero

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
Democratic Party Larry Woods
Republican Party David Livingston
Republican Party Phil Lovas
Independent Fred Botha
Independent Suzie Easter

District 23

Note: Incumbent John Kavanagh (R) is not running 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
Republican Party Michelle Ugenti

District 24

Note: Incumbent Chad Campbell (D) is not running for re-election.

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lela Alston
Democratic Party Ken Clark
Republican Party Lei Lani Cortez

District 25

Note: Incumbent Justin Pierce (R) is not running 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
Democratic Party Sheila Ogea
Republican Party Russell "Rusty" Bowers
Republican Party Justin Olson
Libertarian Party Michael Kielsky

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
Democratic Party Andrew Sherwood
Republican Party James Roy
Libertarian Party Chris Will

District 27

Note: Incumbent Catherine H. Miranda (D) is running 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
Democratic Party Rebecca Rios
Republican Party Myron L. Jackson, Sr.
Republican Party Jose Tello

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
Republican Party Kate Brophy McGee
Republican Party Shawnna Bolick
Libertarian Party Zhani Doko

District 29

Note: Incumbents Lydia Hernandez (D) and Martin Quezada (D) are running 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
Democratic Party Ceci Velásquez
Republican Party Aaron Borders

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
Democratic Party Debbie McCune-Davis
Republican Party Michael Aaron Gidwani
Republican Party John Lyon
Independent Angel Garcia

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