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Michele Reagan

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Michele Reagan
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Arizona Secretary of State
Incumbent
In office
January 5, 2015 - present
Term ends
January 2019
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
PredecessorKen Bennett (R)
Compensation
Base salary$70,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsTwo consecutive terms
Prior offices
Arizona State Senate District 23
2011-2015
Arizona State House of Representatives
2003-2011
Education
Bachelor'sIllinois State University
Personal
Place of birthRockford, IL
ProfessionManaging Partner, Reagan Properties, LLC
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
Michele Reagan is the current Republican Arizona Secretary of State.[1] She assumed office January 5, 2015, for a four-year term expiring in January 2019.

Reagan was elected secretary of state in 2014, filling the seat of term-limited incumbent Ken Bennett (R).[2] She secured the Republican nomination in the August 26 primary and defeated Democrat Terry Goddard in the general election on November 4, 2014, winning with 52.2 percent of the vote.

Before becoming secretary of state, Reagan was a state lawmaker for 12 years. She served in the Arizona State Senate, representing District 23 from 2011 to 2015. Prior to that, she was a member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 8 from 2003 to 2011.

As Arizona Secretary of State, Reagan is responsible for publishing state laws and rules, serving as the chief election officer and overseeing the registration of Arizona business partnerships and trademarks, among a host of other duties. One of the office's unique features is its role as first in line of succession to the governorship. The lieutenant governor fulfills that role in most states, but since Arizona does not have a lieutenant governor, the secretary of state takes over in the event of a vacancy in the governor's office. This has happened five times, most recently in 2009 when Jan Brewer (R) replaced Janet Napolitano (D).[3]

Biography

Reagan was born in Rockford, Ill. and holds a bachelor's degree from Illinois State University.

Her professional experience includes working as a Managing Partner with Reagan Properties, Limited Liability Company.

Education

  • Bachelor's degree - Illinois State University

Political career

Arizona Secretary of State (2015-present)

Reagan has served as secretary of state since January 5, 2015, following her victory in the open seat race to replace incumbent Ken Bennett (R) on November 4, 2014. Bennett was ineligible for re-election in 2014 because of term limits.

Arizona Legislature (2003-2015)

Reagan was first elected to the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 8, in 2002. She served four consecutive terms in the state House before moving to the Arizona State Senate. She was the state Sen. for District 23 from 2011 to 2015.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Reagan served on the following committees:

Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce, Energy and Military, Vice Chair
Elections, Chair
Finance
2011-2012

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

Issues

Legislation

Reagan's sponsored bills include:

  • HB 2139 - clean elections; qualifying period
  • HB 2148 - human trafficking; violation
  • HB 2179 - state debt; expenditures; report
  • HB 2483 - elected officials; officeholder expenses; accounts

For a full listed of sponsored bills see the House website.

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Michele Reagan endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [4]

Elections

2014

See also: Arizona secretary of state election, 2014

Reagan ran for election to the office of Arizona Secretary of State.[2] Reagan secured the Republican nomination in the primary on August 26, and defeated Democrat Terry Goddard in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Results

Primary election
Arizona Secretary of State, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichele Reagan 43.2% 217,741
Justin Pierce 34.6% 174,422
Wil Cardon 22.1% 111,444
Total Votes 503,607
Election Results via Arizona Secretary of State.
General election
Secretary of State of Arizona, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichele Reagan 52.2% 779,226
     Democratic Terry Goddard 47.8% 712,918
Total Votes 1,492,144
Election Results via Arizona Secretary of State.

Polls

General election

Arizona Secretary of State, General election
Poll Michele Reagan (R) Terry Goddard (D)UndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Moore Information
October 7-8, 2014
38%48%14%+/-4.9400
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org.

Primary election

Arizona Secretary of State, Republican Primary
Poll Wil Cardon Justin PierceMichele ReaganUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Magellan Strategies
July 9-10, 2014
17%9%21%53%+/-4.02593
Gravis Marketing
July 14, 2014
13%17%13%57%+/-4.0691
Harper Polling
August 19-20, 2014
15%30%32%23%+/-3.44812
AVERAGES 15% 18.67% 22% 44.33% +/-3.82 698.67
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2012

See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2012

Reagan won election in the 2012 election for Arizona State Senate District 23. She ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 28, 2012. She won the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Arizona State Senate, District 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichele Reagan Incumbent 100% 82,278
Total Votes 82,278

2010

See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Reagan was ineligible to run for re-election in 2010 due to the term limits of the Arizona House of Representatives. She instead ran for the district 8 seat of the Arizona State Senate. She defeated Democrat Stuart Turnansky in the November 2 general election.[7]

Arizona State Senate, District 8 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michele Reagan (R) 52,532
Stuart Turnansky (D) 22,570

2008

On November 4, 2008, Reagan and John Kavanagh were elected to the 8th District Seat in the Arizona House of Representatives, defeating opponent Stephanie Rimmer (D).[8]

Reagan raised $82,856 for the campaign, Kavanagh raised $72,786, and Rimmer raised $73,382.[9]

Arizona State House, District 8 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michele Reagan (R) 54,780
Green check mark transparent.png John Kavanagh (R) 50,507
Stephanie Rimmer (D) 37,793

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Reagan is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Reagan raised a total of $461,439 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[10]

Michele Reagan's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arizona State Senate, District 23 Won $78,615
2010 Arizona State Senate, District 8 Won $125,051
2008 Arizona State House, District 8 Won $82,856
2006 Arizona State House, District 8 Won $69,178
2004 Arizona State House, District 8 Won $53,792
2002 Arizona State House, District 8 Won $51,947
Grand Total Raised $461,439

2012

Reagan won re-election to the Arizona State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Reagan raised a total of $78,618.
Arizona State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michele Reagan's campaign in 2012
Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry$1,736
Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association$1,000
Garvin, Patti$574
Lincks, Brian$524
Jones, Rick$500
Total Raised in 2012$78,618
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Reagan won election to the Arizona State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Reagan raised a total of $125,051.

2008

Reagan won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Reagan raised a total of $82,856.

2006

Reagan won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Reagan raised a total of $http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=89,990.

2004

Reagan won re-election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Reagan raised a total of $53,792.

2002

Reagan won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Reagan raised a total of $51,947.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Arizona

Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

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2014

In 2014, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 13 to April 24.[11]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative fiscal policy.
Legislators are scored on their votes on ASBA's legislative priority bills.
Legislators are scored on their stances on animals and animal protection.
Legislators are scored on their stances on secular policy.
Legislators are scored on their votes on "anti-environmental" and "anti-democracy" bills.

2013

In 2013, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 14 to June 14.[11]

Legislators are scored on their stances on conservative fiscal policy.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to small business.
Legislators are scored on "their support of principles of limited constitutional government."
Legislators are scored on their stances on animals and animal protection.
Legislators are scored on their stances on secular policy.
Legislators are scored on their votes on "anti-environmental" and "anti-democracy" bills.

Personal

Reagan is married and has one stepchild.

She is a member of a number of organizations, including the Arizona Small Business Association, Arizona Young Republican League, Las Rancheras Republican Women Board, National Federation of Independent Business and STARS (Formerly Scottsdale Foundation for the Handicapped) Board.[12]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ken Bennett (R)
Arizona Secretary of State
2015 - present
Succeeded by
-
Preceded by
Steve Smith (R)
Arizona State Senate District 23
2013–2015
Succeeded by
John Kavanagh (R)
Preceded by
Carolyn Allen
Arizona State Senate District 8
2011–2013
Succeeded by
Barbara McGuire (D)
Preceded by
-
Arizona State House District 8
2003–2011
Succeeded by
Michelle Ugenti