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Arizona 2010 legislative election results

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2010 Legislative Election Results

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Arizona State Senate Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Arizona State Senate. For results in individual contests see our Arizona State Senate elections, 2010 page. The following is a breakdown of the state senate before and after the election:

Arizona State Senate
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 12 9
     Republican Party 18 21
Total 30 30


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State Senate Overview:

  • There were 14 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 3 incumbents lost, and thus 11 incumbents were re-elected to the Arizona State Senate.
  • No Republican incumbents lost in the general election, while 3 Democratic incumbents lost.
  • There will be 19 new senators sworn-in. Of those 19, 6 are Democrats and 13 are Republicans
  • Of the 30 seats up for election, 9 were won by Democrats and 21 by Republicans.
  • 10 candidates were unopposed, 6 Democrats and 4 Republicans.
  • 10 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 1,167 state senate seats up for election in 2010, incumbents ran for 894 (76.6%) of them. Of these 894, 94 lost their re-election bids, 89 Democrats and 5 Republicans. In Arizona, 16 incumbent senators did not run for re-election on the November 2 ballot, while 14 incumbents (46.67%) ran for re-election. Of these 14 incumbents, 3 were defeated. All 3 were Democrats.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

Al Melvin, first elected to the Arizona State Senate in 2008

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

Amanda Aguirre, first elected to the state senate in 2006, was defeated in 2010.

The followings is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Amanda Aguirre
Manuel Alvarez
Rebecca Rios

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Don Shooter
Gail Griffin
Steve Smith (Arizona)

New State Senators and General Election Winners

388 new senators were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 388, 278 were Republicans and 110 were Democrats. In Arizona, 19 new senators will be sworn-in. Of those 19, 6 are Democrats and 13 are Republicans. In the 16 open seat contests, Republicans won 10 and Democrats 6. In total, Arizona elected 30 senators, 21 Republicans and 9 Democrats.

Newly elected senators

Lori Klein was elected to the Arizona State Senate in 2010

The following are the newly-elected members of the Arizona State Senate:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Arizona State Senate:

Democratic

Linda Gray was first elected to the senate in 2004. She was re-elected in 2010.

Republican

Competitiveness

Leah Landrum-Taylor, one of the six unopposed Democratic senate candidates in 2010

Across the nation, 1,167 state senate seats were up for election in 2010. 1,143 of those seats were partisan seats (24 seats were up for election in Nebraska's nonpartisan unicameral legislature). In 320 (28.0%) of these state senate contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Arizona, 10 candidates (33.33% of seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 10, 6 were Democrats and 4 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

Across the nation, 140 independent or third party candidates ran for state senate. In Arizona, 10 (16.9%) of the 59 senate candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate. None won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010:

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Arizona State House Election Results

This page contains macro-level election results and analysis for the Arizona House of Representatives. For results in individual contests, see our Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010. The following is a breakdown of the state house before and after the election:

Arizona House of Representatives
Party As of November 1, 2010 After the 2010 Election
     Democratic Party 25 20
     Republican Party 35 40
Total 60 60


What You'll See on This Page

This page will display the following lists of candidates

  • Incumbents who ran on November 2
  • Incumbents who were defeated
  • Challengers who defeated an incumbent
  • Newly elected senators
  • List of all winners
  • Unopposed candidates
  • Third party candidates

State House Overview:

  • There were 33 incumbents who ran in the November 2 general election. Only 4 incumbents lost, and thus 29 incumbents were re-elected to the Arizona House of Representatives.
  • All 4 incumbents who lost were Democratic incumbents.
  • There will be 31 new representatives sworn-in. Of those 31, 11 are Democrats and 20 are Republicans
  • Of the 60 seats up for election, 20 were won by Democrats and 40 by Republicans.
  • 12 candidates were unopposed, 6 Democrats and 6 Republicans.
  • 14 candidates ran as an independent or third party candidate in the general election.

Incumbency Analysis

Of the 4,958 state house seats up for election, incumbents ran in the general election for 4,091 (79.5%) of them. Of these 4,091 incumbents, 413 lost their re-election bids, 403 Democrats and 10 Republicans. In Arizona, 33 (55%) incumbents ran in the general election. Of these 33, 4 incumbent representatives were defeated. All four were Democrats.

Incumbents who ran on November 2

The following is a list of all of the incumbents who ran on the November 2 general election ballot:

Incumbents defeated

The followings is a list of incumbents defeated on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Barbara McGuire
Nancy Young Wright
Patricia Fleming
Rae Waters

Challengers who beat an incumbent

The following is a list of challengers who defeated an incumbent on November 2:


CandidatePartyDistrict
Bob Robson
Jeff Dial
John Fillmore
Peggy Judd
Terri Proud

New Representatives and General Election Winners

1,345 new representatives were elected across the country. This includes challengers who defeated incumbents as well as candidates who won open seats. Of these 1,345, 988 were Republicans and 357 were Democrats. In Arizona, 31 new representatives will be sworn-in. Of those 31, 11 are Democrats and 20 are Republicans. In the 26 open seat contests, Republicans won 15 and Democrats 11. In total, Arizona elected 60 representatives, 40 Republicans and 20 Democrats.

Newly elected representatives

The following are the newly-elected members of the Arizona House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Open Seat Winners

The following is a list of candidates who won election in seats where no incumbent was running:

Democratic

Republican

Candidates who won election

The following is a list of all candidates elected to the Arizona House of Representatives:

Democratic

Republican

Competitiveness

Across the nation, 4,958 state house seats were up for election in 2010. In 1,680 (33.9%) of these state house contests, there was a major party candidate with no major party opposition. In Arizona, 12 candidates (20% of all seats) faced no major party opposition. Of these 12, 6 were Democrats and 6 were Republicans.

Unopposed candidates in general election

The following candidates did not face major party competition:

Democratic

Republican

Ballot Access

In Arizona, 14 (13.33%) of the 105 house candidates ran as independent or third party candidates. None won election in the November 2 general election.

Third party candidates

The following is a list of third party and independent candidates who ran in 2010: