Marcia Busching

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Marcia Busching
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Candidate for
Arizona Corporation Commission
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Marcia Busching was a 2012 Democratic candidate for Arizona Corporation Commission in the 2012 elections. Busching was defeated in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]


Busching grew up in the Midwest, the eldest of three siblings. She moved to Arizona more than 30 years ago. Busching has her own law firm that specializes in mediations and arbitrations, and has previous experience in the banking, construction, and real estate industries. Additionally, she has prior public service as a Citizens Clean Election Commissioner and member of the Arizona Liquor Control Board. Busching has served on numerous City of Phoenix committees and bond subcommittees.

She has been a supporter of the Desert Botanical Garden, Nature Conservancy, and Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. She has also assisted community organizations, such as Social Venture Partners, Arizona Women in Commercial Real Estate, Arizona Women’s Education & Employment, Community Legal Services, and many others.[2]


Busching was endorsed by the following organizations:[3]

  • Arizona Republic
  • The Sierra Club
  • The League of Conservation Voters
  • The Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce
  • AFSCME people.

Busching was also endorsed by the following individuals in the state:

  • Former Congressman Sam Coppersmith
  • Former State Senator Manny Alvarez of Cochise County
  • State Senator Steve Gallardo
  • State Senator Ruben Gallego
  • City of Avondale Mayor Marie Lopez-Rogers
  • Town of Cave Creek Mayor Vincent Francia
  • Supervisor Tony Reyes of Yuma County
  • Tucson Councilman Paul Cunningham


Busching has BBA, M.B.A., and J.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.[4]



See also: Arizona down ballot state executive elections, 2012

Busching ran for Arizona Corporation Commission in 2012.[5] A total of three seats were up for election on the Arizona Corporation Commission in 2012. Incumbents Sandra Kennedy and Paul Newman also ran in the August 28 Democratic primary.[6] Busching was defeated in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Arizona Corporation Commission General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Paul Newman Incumbent 15.5% 868,726
     Democratic Sandra Kennedy Incumbent 15.4% 862,876
     Democratic Marcia Busching 13.8% 776,472
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob Stump Incumbent 17.5% 979,034
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Burns 16.8% 943,157
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Bitter Smith 16.7% 935,575
     Libertarian Christopher Gohl 2% 112,490
     Green Daniel Pout 1% 58,607
     Green Thomas Meadows 1.2% 67,950
     Write-in Various 0.1% 3,784
Total Votes 5,608,671
Election Results via Arizona Secretary of State.

Arizona Corporation Commission-Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSandra Kennedy Incumbent 36.4% 194,670
Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Newman Incumbent 32.8% 175,580
Green check mark transparent.pngMarcia Busching 30.3% 162,292
Write-in 0.5% 2,838
Total Votes 535,380
Election Results via The Arizona Secretary of State.

Incumbent Bob Stump, Bob Burns and Susan Bitter Smith ran in the Republican primary. Busching was defeated in the general election on November 6, 2012.

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Busching lost the election to the position of Arizona Corporation Commission in 2012. During that election cycle, Busching raised a total of $252,585.


Busching and her husband Bob have 3 children, Peter, Toffler, and Carrie.[4]

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