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Joseph Longoria

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Joseph Longoria
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Former candidate for
Arizona House of Representatives, District 5
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Joe Longoria was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 5 of the Arizona House of Representatives.


Campaign themes


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


  • Excerpt: "Encouraging our legislature to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 by 2016 is a priority. I will be the bell that keeps on ringing on this issue. Without a decent entry-level wage, too many workers live at or near the poverty level. Too many households become entrenched in ment [sic] of too little resources and too much disregard by the political and bureaucratic systems we currently have in place. Government should be the champion of a healthy economy that provides a leg up – not a hand-out that demeans, but a legitimate wage that redeems."


  • Excerpt: "This includes not only individuals but local governments as well. It’s important to me to work closely with the counties and cities of our district, ensuring their welfare is being closely monitored. Without an advocate at the state level, many opportunities for economic growth may not ever reach our two most western counties, Mohave and La Paz. Without a proactive legislator, one who can relate to the issues of our diverse population, our interests can be overlooked completely."


  • Excerpt: "I’m ashamed that our state ranks so low in funding per pupil – 47th in the nation. I think you are too. I believe in funding preschool education and finding more equitable ways to guarantee a higher education. Whether it’s an academic institution or trade and technical school, students need to know they can go, and attend affordably."



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. Joseph Longoria and Beth Weisser were unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Sonny Borrelli and Regina Cobb defeated Jennifer Jones, Sam Medrano and George Schnittgrund in the Republican primary. Borrelli and Cobb defeated Longoria and Weisser in the general election.[2][3][4]

Arizona House of Representatives District 5, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSonny Borrelli Incumbent 37.9% 31,277
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRegina Cobb 36.6% 30,160
     Democratic Joseph "Joe" Longoria 12.9% 10,613
     Democratic Beth Weisser 12.7% 10,461
Total Votes 82,511

Arizona House of Representatives, District 5 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSonny Borrelli Incumbent 35.2% 12,286
Green check mark transparent.pngRegina Cobb 21.6% 7,559
Sam Medrano 16.9% 5,904
Jennifer Jones 15% 5,236
George Schnittgrund 11.3% 3,936
Total Votes 34,921

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