Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2008

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Elections for the office of Arizona House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 28, 2008 and a general election on November 4, 2008.

Qualifications

Article 4, Part 2, Section 2 of the Arizona Constitution states: No person shall be a member of the Legislature unless he shall be a citizen of the United States at the time of his election, nor unless he shall be at least twenty-five years of age, and shall have been a resident of Arizona at least three years and of the county from which he is elected at least one year before his election.

Campaign contributions

During the 2008 election, the total contributions to House candidates was $5,531,238. The top 10 contributors were:[1]

2008 Donors, Arizona House of Representatives
Donor Amount
Public Fund $3,876,267
Cmte to Elect Robert Blendu $30,560
Brown, Robert $20,700
Kilburn, Pat E $17,701
Sposito, Douglas $12,658
Arizona Association of Realtors $12,478
Groe, Frank $10,000
Salt River Project $8,290
Cox Communications $8,242
Arizona Medical Association $8,020

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Ed Gogek (Write-In): 301
  • Dennis Grittner (Write-In): 1,010 Approveda
Republican Party August 28 Republican primary candidates:
  • Lucy Mason: 19,197 Approveda
  • Andy Tobin: 17,023 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dennis Grittner: 36,669
Republican Party Lucy Mason: 55,861 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Andy Tobin: 52,819 Green check mark transparent.png

District 2

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Tom Chabin: 7,973 Approveda
  • Christopher Clark Deschene: 13,199 Approveda
  • Mark Haughwout: 3,649
  • Jolene Tom (Write-In): 85
Republican Party August 28 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tom Chabin: 33,211 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Christopher Clark Deschene: 36,724 Green check mark transparent.png

District 3

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Pamela Durbin: 4,353 Approveda
Republican Party August 28 Republican primary candidates:
  • Doris Goodale: 7,587 Approveda
  • Trish Groe: 6,394
  • Nancy McLain: 8,677 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Pamela Durbin: 24,698
Republican Party Doris Goodale: 36,177 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Nancy McLain: 37,815 Green check mark transparent.png

District 4

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Sue Dolphin: 8,952 Approveda
  • Paula S. Forster: 8,317 Approveda
Republican Party August 28 Republican primary candidates:
  • Tom Boone: 18,407 Approveda
  • Judy M. Burges: 19,848 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sue Dolphin: 42,283
Democratic Party Paula S. Forster: 39,118
Republican Party Tom Boone: 69,590 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Judy M. Burges: 70,071 Green check mark transparent.png

District 5

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Jack A. Brown: 12,115 Approveda
  • David Rodriguez (Write-In): 28
Republican Party August 28 Republican primary candidates:
  • Barbara G. Brewer: 6,719 Approveda
  • Bill Konopnicki: 9,375 Approveda
  • Delbert D. Lambson (Write-In): 30

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jack A. Brown: 31,966 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Barbara G. Brewer: 30,089
Republican Party Bill Konopnicki: 37,576 Green check mark transparent.png

District 6

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Teri Conrad: 4,751 Approveda
  • Jack Doody: 4,186 Approveda
Republican Party August 28 Republican primary candidates:
  • Tony Bouie: 4,505
  • Sam Crump: 9,503 Approveda
  • Carl Seel: 7,692 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Teri Conrad: 28,894
Democratic Party Jack Doody: 30,139
Republican Party Sam Crump: 43,389 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Carl Seel: 38,467 Green check mark transparent.png

District 7

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Jeanne Lunn: 5,396 Approveda
Republican Party August 28 Republican primary candidates:
  • Ray Barnes: 9,533 Approveda
  • Nancy Barto: 10,689 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • James Iannuzo: 58 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jeanne Lunn: 31,753
Republican Party Ray Barnes: 40,471 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Nancy Barto: 46,854 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party James Iannuzo: 8,966

District 8

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Stephanie Rimmer: 6,817 Approveda
Republican Party August 28 Republican primary candidates:
  • John Kavanagh: 14,532 Approveda
  • Michele Reagan: 15,501 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Stephanie Rimmer: 37,793
Republican Party John Kavanagh: 50,507 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Michele Reagan: 54,780 Green check mark transparent.png

District 9

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Shawn Hutchinson: 6,139 Approveda
  • Sheri Van Horsen: 6,508 Approveda
Republican Party August 28 Republican primary candidates:
  • Debbie Lesko: 10,902 Approveda
  • Rick Murphy: 10,143 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Shawn Hutchinson: 28,425
Democratic Party Sheri Van Horsen: 28,683
Republican Party Debbie Lesko: 37,762 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Rick Murphy: 35,912 Green check mark transparent.png

District 10

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Leonard Clark: 2,064
  • Lamont Lovejoy: 2,453 Approveda
  • Jackie Thrasher: 4,461 Approveda
Republican Party August 28 Republican primary candidates:
  • Doug Quelland: 6,143 Approveda
  • Jim Weiers: 6,614 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Scott Gibson: 53 Approveda
Green Party Green candidates:
  • Margarite Dale: 18 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lamont Lovejoy: 18,709
Democratic Party Jackie Thrasher: 22,103
Republican Party Doug Quelland: 22,656 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jim Weiers: 23,022 Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Scott Gibson: 2,707
Green Party Margarite Dale: 2,358

District 11

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Mark DeSimone (Withdrew): 3,644
  • Jon Hulburd (Write-In): 35
  • Eric Meyer (Write-In): 2,841 Approveda
Republican Party August 28 Republican primary candidates:
  • Jon Altmann: 10,909 Approveda
  • Adam Driggs: 11,439 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Eric Meyer: 39,114 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jon Altmann: 37,110
Republican Party Adam Driggs: 39,439 Green check mark transparent.png

District 12

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Eve Nuñez: 5,665 Approveda
  • David Scanlon: 5,436 Approveda
Republican Party August 28 Republican primary candidates:
  • Robert Blendu: 6,486
  • Steve Montenegro: 6,967 Approveda
  • Jerry Weiers: 9,138 Approveda
Green Party Green candidates:
  • Celeste M. Castorena: 32 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Eve Nuñez: 40,647
Democratic Party David Scanlon: 38,626
Republican Party Steve Montenegro 46,594 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jerry Weiers 46,902 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party Celeste M. Castorena: 5,976

District 13

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Steve Gallardo: 2,823 Approveda
  • Martha Garcia: 3,042 Approveda
Republican Party August 28 Republican primary candidates:
  • Timothy Schwartz: 1,940 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steve Gallardo: 16,381 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Martha Garcia: 17,627 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Timothy Schwartz: 9,785

District 14

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Chad Campbell: 2,544 Approveda
  • Robert Meza: 2,765 Approveda
  • John Valdez: 1,042
Republican Party August 28 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Chad Campbell: 12,336 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Robert Meza: 13,644 Green check mark transparent.png

District 15

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • David Lujan: 4,860 Approveda
  • Kyrsten Sinema: 4,708 Approveda
Republican Party August 28 Republican primary candidates:
  • Ed Hedges: 3,339 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Lujan: 23,781 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Kyrsten Sinema: 22,721 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ed Hedges: 12,860

District 16

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Cloves Campbell, Jr.: 3,155 Approveda
  • Betty Doss Ware: 2,346
  • Ben Miranda: 3,571 Approveda
  • Jimmie Munoz, Jr.: 2,369
Republican Party August 28 Republican primary candidates:
  • Ronald Harders: 1,494 Approveda
  • Raymond Williams: 1,636 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Cloves Campbell, Jr.: 26,247 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Ben Miranda: 28,654 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Raymond Williams: 11,733

District 17

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Ed Ableser: 5,523 Approveda
  • David Schapira: 5,657 Approveda
Republican Party August 28 Republican primary candidates:
  • Mark Thompson: 6,557 Approveda
  • Wes Waddle: 4,810 Approveda
Green Party Green candidates:
  • William Enzweiler (Write-In): 14

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ed Ableser: 30,467 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party David Schapira: 33,210 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mark Thompson: 23,437
Republican Party Wes Waddle: 18,461

District 18

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Tammie Pursley: 2,936 Approveda
Republican Party August 28 Republican primary candidates:
  • Cecil Ash: 6,185 Approveda
  • Steve Court: 4,020 Approveda
  • Kanani Henderson: 1,935
  • Ron Middlebrook: 3,911

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tammie Pursley: 17,844
Republican Party Cecil Ash: 21,753 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Steve Court: 21,753 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Joe Brown: 8,617

District 19

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Kathy Romano: 5,424 Approveda
Republican Party August 28 Republican primary candidates:
  • Kirk Adams: 10,820 Approveda
  • Rich Crandall: 11,431 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Ty Lundell (Write-In): 4

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kathy Romano: 28,922
Republican Party Kirk Adams: 41,247 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Rich Crandall: 44,693 Green check mark transparent.png

District 20

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Rae Waters: 5,793 Approveda
  • Michael Williams (Write-In): 145
Republican Party August 28 Republican primary candidates:
  • Jeff Dial: 6,362 Approveda
  • John McComish: 5,860 Approveda
  • Frank Schmuck: 5,725
  • Andy Swann: 3,482

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rae Waters: 37,639 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jeff Dial: 36,964
Republican Party John McComish: 39,820 Green check mark transparent.png

District 21

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Phil Hettmansperger: 6,305 Approveda
Republican Party August 28 Republican primary candidates:
  • Warde V. Nichols: 11,090 Approveda
  • Steve Yarbrough: 12,920 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Phil Hettmansperger: 44,943
Republican Party Warde V. Nichols: 46,478 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Steve Yarbrough: 56,980 Green check mark transparent.png

District 22

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Glenn Ray: 5,586 Approveda
Republican Party August 28 Republican primary candidates:
  • Adam Armer: 5,464
  • Andy Biggs: 9,800 Approveda
  • Bob Brown: 5,926
  • Laurin Hendrix: 7,499 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Glenn Ray: 42,191
Republican Party Andy Biggs: 59,615 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Laurin Hendrix: 56,885 Green check mark transparent.png

District 23

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Dorian Bond: 1,916
  • Ernest Bustamante: 5,756 Approveda
  • Barbara McGuire: 6,417 Approveda
  • Krista Pacion: 4,510
  • Emily Verdugo-Aldrich (Write-In): 59
Republican Party August 28 Republican primary candidates:
  • John Fillmore: 5,813 Approveda
  • Frank Pratt: 5,839 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ernest Bustamante: 36,118
Democratic Party Barbara McGuire: 37,982 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Fillmore: 36,203
Republican Party Frank Pratt: 36,804 Green check mark transparent.png

District 24

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Lynne Pancrazi: 5,295 Approveda
  • Theresa Ulmer: 4,527 Approveda
Republican Party August 28 Republican primary candidates:
  • Russ Jones: 5,704 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lynne Pancrazi: 22,680 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Theresa Ulmer: 18,767
Republican Party Russ Jones: 21,197 Green check mark transparent.png

District 25

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Richard Boyer: 6,797 Approveda
  • Patricia Fleming: 9,153 Approveda
Republican Party August 28 Republican primary candidates:
  • Timathy Davies: 5,090 Approveda
  • David Stevens: 7,010 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Richard Boyer: 27,857
Democratic Party Patricia Fleming: 32,749 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Timathy Davies: 23,778
Republican Party David Stevens: 28,806 Green check mark transparent.png

District 26

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Donald Jorgensen: 8,981 Approveda
  • Nancy Young Wright: 10,621 Approveda
Republican Party August 28 Republican primary candidates:
  • Trent Humphries: 9,355
  • Vic Williams: 10,737 Approveda
  • Marilyn Zerull: 9,405 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Donald Jorgensen: 39,268
Democratic Party Nancy Young Wright: 44,448 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Vic Williams: 44,857 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Marilyn Zerull: 43,600

District 27

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Olivia Cajero Bedford: 7,357 Approveda
  • John Kromko: 3,967
  • Phil Lopes: 6,593 Approveda
Republican Party August 28 Republican primary candidates:
  • J. D. Schechter: 3,698 Approveda
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:
  • Mark Phelps (Write-In): 10 Approveda
Green Party Green candidates:
  • Kent Solberg: 94 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Olivia Cajero Bedford: 35,010 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Phil Lopes: 32,650 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party J. D. Schechter: 15,490
Libertarian Party Mark Phelps: 6,374
Green Party Kent Solberg: 4,970

District 28

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • David Bradley: 9,568 Approveda
  • Steve Farley: 10,213 Approveda
Republican Party August 28 Republican primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Bradley: 43,845 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Steve Farley: 44,121 Green check mark transparent.png

District 29

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Eric Carbajal Bustamante: 1,862
  • Ephraim Cruz: 1,512
  • Gil Guerra: 985
  • Matt Heinz: 3,771 Approveda
  • Daniel Patterson: 2,572 Approveda
  • Tom Prezelski: 2,348
  • Patricia Puig: 1,793
Republican Party August 28 Republican primary candidates:
  • Juan Ciscomani: 2,142 Approveda
  • Pat Kilburn: 3,824 Approveda

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Matt Heinz: 24,898 Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Daniel Patterson: 25,684 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Juan Ciscomani: 11,960
Republican Party Pat Kilburn: 15,344

District 30

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Andrea Dalessandro: 11,871 Approveda
Republican Party August 28 Republican primary candidates:
  • Frank Antenori: 8,427 Approveda
  • Sharon Collins: 7,689
  • David Gowan: 11,163 Approveda
  • Doug Sposito: 7,953

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Andrea Dalessandro: 48,966
Republican Party Frank Antenori: 54,262 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party David Gowan: 54,986 Green check mark transparent.png


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