Chuck Wooten

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Chuck Wooten
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Arizona, District 2
Associate'sCommunity College of the Air Force
Bachelor'sWayland Baptist University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
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Chuck Wooten was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Arizona.[1] Wooten was defeated by Martha McSally in the Republican primary on August 26, 2014.[2]


Wooten served in the United States Air Force for over 20 years. He reached the rank of chief master sergeant and worked in logistics management. Wooten is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.[3]

While serving in the Air Force, Wooten earned his A.A.S. in logistics management from the Community College of the Air Force in 1992. He later earned his B.S. in occupational education from Wayland Baptist University in 1998.[4]

Following his retirement from the Air Force, Wooten worked as the Vice President of Federal Business Development for SodexoUSA. He then founded his own consulting company and serves clients as a business development expert.[3]


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Wooten submitted the following statement to Ballotpedia:[4]

My political philosophy is to apply the Constitution as written and amended, with no exceptions. I hope to help like-minded representatives in a concerted effort to restore our fiscal prosperity, end joblessness and ensure our National Defense, including securing our wide open border with Mexico.[5]



See also: Arizona's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Arizona's 2nd Congressional District was a battleground district in 2014 due to the fact that the seat was held by a Democrat, but the district had roughly even numbers of registered Democrats and Republicans and was won by the Republican presidential candidate in 2008 and 2012. Incumbent Ron Barber faced no challenger in the Democratic primary. In the Republican primary, Martha McSally triumphed over Chuck Wooten and Shelley Kais. Barber and McSally faced off in the general election on November 4, 2014, in a rematch of the 2012 general election. The election took over six weeks to decide, and McSally was crowned the winner following a mandatory recount that took place after the official canvass and certification of votes on December 1. In 2012, Barber narrowly defeated McSally by 0.8 percent of the vote.[6][7][8]

The signatures on Wooten's nomination petition were challenged, but the challenge was dismissed on June 19, 2014.[9][10] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Arizona District 2 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMartha McSally 69.4% 45,492
Chuck Wooten 22.9% 14,995
Shelley Kais 7.8% 5,103
Total Votes 65,590
Source: Arizona Secretary of State

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Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Wooten's reports.

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