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John Fillmore
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Former candidate for
Arizona House of Representatives, District 16
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Arizona State House, District 23
January 10, 2011-2013
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
Campaign website
John Fillmore was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 16 of the Arizona House of Representatives.

Fillmore is a former Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing the District 23 from January 10, 2011, until 2013.


Fillmore's professional experience includes working as a real estate broker and small business owner.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Fillmore served on these committees:


Campaign themes


Fillmore's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[1]

(Un)affordable Care Act

  • Excerpt: "Obamacare. When the government spends around six hundred million dollars to create website.. and it fails. I am supposed to be happy as they will try to run our healthcare?? The private marketplace is better."


  • Excerpt: "Our government is encouraging those who have invaded our country and act as if we are the problem and that we must change and accept the illegals transgressions! Secure our Borders First !!"

2nd Amendment

  • Excerpt: "My God given right to protect myself, my family, my friends, my country, and others as needed! I will always fight to allow someone to be able to defend themselves or their loved one.."


  • Excerpt: "Giving our future (our children) the tools to succeed. We used to require Latin, Greek, French, or German for one year prior to graduation from high school. In today's society remedial English is a required college course and the kids need it."



See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2014

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. Cara Prior was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbents Doug Coleman and Kelly Townsend defeated John Fillmore and Adam Stevens in the Republican primary. Coleman and Townsend defeated Prior in the general election.[2][3][4]

Arizona House of Representatives District 16, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Coleman Incumbent 39.6% 28,908
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKelly Townsend Incumbent 38.8% 28,300
     Democratic Cara Prior 21.6% 15,792
Total Votes 73,000

Arizona House of Representatives, District 16 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKelly Townsend Incumbent 38.3% 12,035
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Coleman Incumbent 28.1% 8,826
John Fillmore 21.8% 6,856
Adam Stevens 11.8% 3,724
Total Votes 31,441


See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2012

Fillmore ran in the 2012 election for Arizona State Senate District 16. He was defeated by incumbent Rich Crandall in the Republican primary on August 28, 2012.[5][6]

Arizona State Senate, District 16 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRich Crandall Incumbent 52.4% 9,493
John Fillmore 47.6% 8,614
Total Votes 18,107


See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Fillmore and incumbent Frank Pratt were uncontested in the August 24 primary. They defeated Democrats Ernest Bustamante and Barbara McGuire in the November 2 general election.[7]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 23 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Frank Pratt (R) 32,303
Green check mark transparent.png John Fillmore (R) 30,986
Barbara McGuire (D) 23,679
Ernest Bustamante (D) 22,698

Campaign donors


In 2010, Fillmore raised $37,535 in contributions.[8]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $35,715 to his campaign.


Goldwater Institute

See also: Goldwater Institute's Legislative Report Card

The Goldwater Institute releases its "Legislative Report Card" annually for all Arizona legislators. This report card tracks how legislators voted on key votes and assigns them a letter grade based on how closely their votes agree with the Institute's positions. The primary values emphasized in the ratings are whether votes expand or restrict liberty.[9]


Fillmore received a score of 72 out of 100 in the 2012 report card for a grade of A- according to the Goldwater Institute’s grading scale. This score was 2 higher than his score on the 2011 report card. Fillmore’s 72 in 2012 was tied for the 2nd highest grade among all 60 Arizona State Representatives.[9]

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Preceded by
Barbara McGuire
Arizona House, District 23
Succeeded by