Randy Camacho

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Randy Camacho
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Arizona, District 7
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Randy Camacho was a 2014 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 7th Congressional District of Arizona.[1]


Camacho worked and went into business after high school. He then returned to school and earned his B.A. in 1992. Camacho became a social studies teacher and went on to receive his M.A. in administration and supervision in 1995.[2]


Campaign themes


Camacho's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Immigration: "It is painfully obvious immigration reform is not likely to come anytime soon. Washington lacks the political will to make change happen. Change can’t wait! In this case I favor state action over federal inaction. I’m proud to introduce my plan called the Arizona Residency for Immigrants Act, also known as ARIA. Once enacted, ARIA will allow qualified undocumented immigrants to become Arizona residents."
  • Education: "The Common Core Standards is approaching quickly. It is vital that schools be up to speed regarding staff preparation and technology that produce best teaching practices and lesson development that incorporate student engagement, alignment to curriculum, and rigor in the classroom. Critical thinking and solving skills are essential skills our students should master."
  • Economic Development: "The canals of the Valley have been in existence since the days of the Hohokam over 500 years ago. Over the course of time, the canals of the Valley have breathed life into the Valley. And as they continue to flow, it is vital we understand their importance to our continued economic development especially as it relates to communities that are only beginning to see their promise by developing areas around the canals of the Valley."


—Randy Camacho's campaign website, http://www.camachoforarizona.com/ (dead link)issues



See also: Arizona's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

Camacho ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Arizona's 7th District. Camacho was defeated by Ruben Gallego in the primary on August 26, 2014.[5] The signatures on his nomination petition were challenged in June 2014, but he won the challenge and remained on the primary ballot.[6][7]

U.S. House, Arizona District 7 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRuben Gallego 48.9% 14,936
Mary Rose Wilcox 36.3% 11,077
Randy Camacho 7.6% 2,330
Jarrett Maupin 7.2% 2,199
Total Votes 30,542
Source: Arizona Secretary of State

Campaign donors


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


Camacho and his wife, Inez, have two daughters.[2]

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