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Arizona State Senate elections, 2000

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Elections for the office of Arizona State Senate 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 Senate candidates was $2,127,230. The top 10 contributors were:[1]

2000 Donors, Arizona State Senate
Donor Amount
Public Fund $308,058
Nichols, Andrew $99,627
Public Fund $72,423
Arizona Republican Party $44,479
Alexander, Scott $29,401
Hubbs, Carole $23,250
Arizona Senate Democratic Campaign Cmte $23,151
Daniels, Lori S $23,000
Bowers Election Cmte $22,098
Martin, Dean $19,535

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Dawn Knight: 6,718 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary:
  • Ken Bennett: 20,888 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dawn Knight: 30,541
Republican Party Ken Bennett: 43,314 Green check mark transparent.png

District 2

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Rita Johnson: 6,681 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary:
  • Joe Hart: 5,219
  • John Verkamp: 7,662 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rita Johnson: 27,207
Republican Party John Verkamp: 30,570 Green check mark transparent.png

District 3

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • James Henderson, Jr.: 7,251
  • Jack C. Jackson: 7,527 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jack C. Jackson: 29,776 Green check mark transparent.png

District 4

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Jack A. Brown: 13,026 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jack A. Brown: 33,378 Green check mark transparent.png

District 5

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Herb Guenther: 5,828 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Herb Guenther: 22,565 Green check mark transparent.png

District 6

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Jim McCarthy (Write-In): 679 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary:
  • Lori Daniels (Write-In): 2,478 Approveda
  • Jim Law (Write-In): 817
  • Glendon Moody (Write-In): 85
  • Francisco Rodriguez (Write-In): 26
  • Martin Sepulveda (Write-In): 1,867

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim McCarthy: 29,225
Republican Party Lori Daniels: 38,871 Green check mark transparent.png

District 7

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Pete Rios: 7,066 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Pete Rios: 20,411 Green check mark transparent.png

District 8

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Marsha Arzberger: 9,715 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary:
  • Gail Griffin: 5,078 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Marsha Arzberger: 17,330 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Gail Griffin: 14,824

District 9

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Jim Jaster: 1,397
  • Kathy Ramage-White: 4,579 Approveda
  • Matt Welch: 1,541
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary:
  • Tim Bee: 6,650 Approveda
  • Bill McGibbon: 5,635
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • John J. Auvenshine (Write-In): 11
  • Geoffrey Weber (Withdrew): 54 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kathy Ramage-White: 25,448
Republican Party Tim Bee: 35,730 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party John J. Auvenshine: 1,455

District 10

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Sally Ann Gonzales: 2,601
  • Ramon Valadez: 3,690 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Dale Gorney: 49 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ramon Valadez: 20,513 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Dale Gorney: 3,883

District 11

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Elaine Richardson: 7,624 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • John T. Schmid: 66 Approveda
Green Party Green candidates:
  • Chris Ford (Withdrew): 47 Approveda
  • Daniel Patterson: 24

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Elaine Richardson: 26,086 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party John T. Schmid: 3,336
Green Party Daniel Patterson: 3,194

District 12

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Mark Osterloh: 6,372 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary:
  • Scott Alexander: 4,636
  • Toni Hellon: 6,055 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mark Osterloh: 34,707
Republican Party Toni Hellon: 36,950 Green check mark transparent.png

District 13

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Andy Nichols: 7,787 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary:
  • Kathleen Dunbar: 7,550 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Wayne Sunne: 98 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Andy Nichols: 27,714 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kathleen Dunbar: 1,655
Libertarian Party Wayne Sunne: 25,845

District 14

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Ruth Solomon: 5,984 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Ed Kahn (Write-In): 15 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ruth Solomon: 30,108 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Ed Kahn: 9,161

District 15

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary:
  • Edward J. Cirillo: 6,079 Approveda
  • Carole Hubbs: 4,045
  • Jerry Overton: 5,317

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Edward J. Cirillo: 48,116 Green check mark transparent.png

District 16

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Mark Winemiller: 1,860 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary:
  • Darden C. Hamilton: 4,089 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mark Winemiller: 17,358
Republican Party Darden C. Hamilton: 20,190 Green check mark transparent.png

District 17

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Leonard Clark (Write-In): 96
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary:
  • Brenda Burns: 9,026 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Brenda Burns: 35,635 Green check mark transparent.png

District 18

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary:
  • Susan Gerard: 8,719 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Susan Gerard: 32,956 Green check mark transparent.png

District 19

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Martha Bruneau: 3,045 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary:
  • Scott Bundgaard: 8,491 Approveda
  • Debra Raeder: 4,214
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Clay Adair (Write-In): 9 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Martha Bruneau: 25,920
Republican Party Scott Bundgaard: 41,814 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Clay Adair: 2,335

District 20

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Mary Hartley: 1,989 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary:
  • Craig Savage: 1,891 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mary Hartley: 13,835 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Craig Savage: 8,503

District 21

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Paul Cash: 3,634 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary:
  • Russell Bowers: 11,209 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul Cash: 24,819
Republican Party Russell Bowers: 31,700 Green check mark transparent.png

District 22

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Joe Eddie Lopez: 2,010 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joe Eddie Lopez: 12,618 Green check mark transparent.png

District 23

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Linda Aguirre: 2,250 Approveda
  • Andrew Miller: 1,089
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Linda Aguirre: 13,859 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Bradley Cashman (Write-In): 8

District 24

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Jeff Bollerman (Write-In): 294 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary:
  • Tom Horne: 5,240
  • Dean Martin: 5,465 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Gary Fallon: 66 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jeff Bollerman: 21,134
Republican Party Dean Martin: 34,002 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Gary Fallon: 2,781

District 25

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Chris Cummiskey: 3,904 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary:
  • Pat Kaminsky: 4,339 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Chris Cummiskey: 21,970 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Pat Kaminsky: 11,135

District 26

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Lee Chabala: 967
  • Ed Ranger: 3,272 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary:
  • Tom Smith: 10,005 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ed Ranger: 20,106
Republican Party Tom Smith: 26,425 Green check mark transparent.png

District 27

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Harry E. Mitchell: 3,022 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary:
  • Gary Richardson: 8,466 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Harry E. Mitchell: 26,784 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Gary Richardson: 21,443

District 28

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary:
  • Randall Gnant: 10,294 Approveda
  • David Smith: 9,272
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Mark Horning (Write-In): 7 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Randall Gnant: 68,664 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Mark Horning: 14,524

District 29

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Ernie R. Jaurigui: 1,784 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary:
  • David Petersen: 7,543 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ernie R. Jaurigui: 10,549
Republican Party David Petersen: 18,266 Green check mark transparent.png

District 30

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Jay Blanchard: 3,675 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 Republican primary:
  • Ronald Bellus: 4,577
  • Jeff Groscost: 11,224 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jay Blanchard: 51,965 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jeff Groscost: 26,303


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