Arizona elections, 2014

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Contents
1 2014 elections
1.1 Races to watch in Arizona
1.2 Elections by type
2 Voting in Arizona
2.1 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References



Arizona

The state of Arizona held elections in 2014. Below are the dates of note:

2014 elections and events in Arizona
Signature filing deadline for political party and independent candidates May 28, 2014 Red padlock.png
Petition drive deadline for ballot measures July 3, 2014 Red padlock.png
Filing deadline for write-in candidate for primary election July 17, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for primary election July 28, 2014 Red padlock.png
Primary election date August 26, 2014 Red padlock.png
Filing deadline for write-in candidates for general election September 25, 2014 Red padlock.png
Voter registration deadline for general election October 6, 2014 Red padlock.png
General election date November 4, 2014 Red padlock.png
Statewide ballot measure election November 4, 2014 Red padlock.png
School board elections (30) November 4, 2014 Red padlock.png

Below are the types of elections that were scheduled in Arizona in 2014:

On the 2014 ballot
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U.S. Senate Unscheduled electiond
U.S. House Scheduled electiona
State Executives Scheduled electiona
State Senate Scheduled electiona
State House Scheduled electiona
Statewide ballot measures (3 measures) Scheduled electiona
Local ballot measures Unscheduled electiond
School boards Scheduled electiona
State courts Scheduled electiona

2014 elections

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Races to watch in Arizona

U.S. Congress


  • 1st Congressional District
See also: Arizona's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014
Freshman Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D) faced re-election in a district that had voted for the Republican presidential candidate in both 2012 and 2008. With a 2012 margin of victory of only 3.6 percentage points, Kirkpatrick had a tough campaign ahead.
  • 2nd Congressional District
See also: Arizona's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014
Another freshman Democratic representative, Ron Barber, faced a similar uphill battle. In 2012, Barber had one of the closest elections of the cycle, winning by only 0.8 percentage points.
  • 9th Congressional District
See also: Arizona's 9th Congressional District elections, 2014
Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D), the first representative of the newly drawn Arizona's 9th Congressional District, was considered by Ballotpedia to be a battleground district. Sinema won election in 2012 by 4.1 percentage points, however, outside pundits gave a slight lead to Republicans in the district.


Arizona State Executive Officials


See also: Arizona state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014

The Arizona gubernatorial election took place on November 4, 2014. Incumbent Jan Brewer (R) was ineligible to run for re-election in 2014 because of term limits, and State Treasurer Doug Ducey was elected to succeed her as governor in the November 4 general election.

Ducey beat out a large and competitive field of Republican candidates for the party's gubernatorial primary nomination, including Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Mesa mayor Scott Smith and former GoDaddy.com executive vice president Christine Jones. In early polls, the front-runner on the Democratic side, candidate Fred DuVal was within three percentage points from either Ducey or Bennett.[1] Ducey was unchallenged in the Democratic primary and faced off against DuVal in the general election, along with numerous other minor party and write-in candidates running for the open governor seat. In the end, Ducey won the election by a commanding margin, defeating top rival DuVal by more than 12 percentage points.

Brewer was originally appointed Arizona Governor in 2009 and had been elected to a four-year term in 2010. The Arizona Constitution precludes any individual who occupies the governor's office during two consecutive terms from seeking re-election. Brewer and some of her spokespeople were not convinced that the term-limit law, as written and/or intended, adequately accounted for the conditions which led to her involuntary two-year occupancy of the office while serving out the remainder of former-Gov. Janet Napolitano's term. Hints that Brewer would attempt to qualify for another shot in 2014--hoping her circumstances might warrant an exemption from the law--began in November 2012, and persisted up until March 2014.[2]


Arizona State legislature


See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2014 and Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arizona State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 28, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controlled the chamber. The following table details the 10 districts with the smallest margin of victory in the November 6, 2012, general election.

Elections for the office of Arizona House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 28, 2014. Heading into the election, the Republican Party controlled the chamber. In the general election on November 6, 2012, Democrats were able to pick up seven seats, reducing the Republican majority from the supermajority it had prior the election of 40-19 to a majority of 34-26 after the election.[3]

Elections by type

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Contents
1 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Arizona
1.1 Partisan breakdown
1.2 Incumbents
1.3 Candidates
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U.S. House of Representatives elections in Arizona

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Arizona, 2014 and United States House of Representatives elections, 2014

The 2014 U.S. House of Representatives elections in Arizona took place on November 4, 2014. Voters elected nine candidates to serve in the U.S. House, one from each of the state's nine congressional districts.

Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
May 28, 2014
August 26, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Arizona is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. The primary is considered semi-closed. Unaffiliated voters may choose which party's primary they will vote in, but voters registered with a party can only vote in that party's primary.[4][5][6]

Voter registration: To vote in the primary, voters had to register by July 28, 2014. For the general election, the voter registration deadline was October 6, 2014.[7]

See also: Arizona elections, 2014


Partisan breakdown


Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held five of the nine congressional seats from Arizona.

Members of the U.S. House from Arizona -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 5 Pending
     Republican Party 4 Pending
Total 9 9

Incumbents


Heading into the 2014 election, the incumbents for the nine congressional districts were:

Name Party District
Ann Kirkpatrick Electiondot.png Democratic 1
Ron Barber Electiondot.png Democratic 2
Raul Grijalva Electiondot.png Democratic 3
Paul Gosar Ends.png Republican 4
Matt Salmon Ends.png Republican 5
David Schweikert Ends.png Republican 6
Ed Pastor Electiondot.png Democratic 7
Trent Franks Ends.png Republican 8
Kyrsten Sinema Electiondot.png Democratic 9

Candidates


1st Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Ann Kirkpatrick Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Andy Tobin


August 26, 2014, primary results

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

2nd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Ron Barber
Republican Party Martha McSally


August 26, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

3rd Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Raul Grijalva Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Gabriela Saucedo Mercer


August 26, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Withdrew

Libertarian Party Miguel Olivas

4th Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party Paul Gosar Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party Mikel Weisser
Libertarian Party Chris Rike


August 26, 2014, primary results
Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Party

Not on ballot

Republican Party Kristopher Mortensen

5th Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party Matt Salmon Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party James Woods


August 26, 2014, primary results
Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

6th Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party David Schweikert Green check mark transparent.png
Democratic Party John Williamson


August 26, 2014, primary results
Republican Party Republican Primary

Democratic Party Democratic Primary

7th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Ruben Gallego Green check mark transparent.png
Libertarian Party Joe Cobb
Independent Rebecca DeWitt (Americans Elect)
Independent Jose Penalosa


August 26, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Primary

Independent Other candidates

Withdrew

Democratic Party Steve Gallardo - State senator
Democratic Party Johnnie Robinson
Republican Party Brianna Wasserman
Libertarian Party Ted Rogers

Disqualified

Democratic Party Cesar Chavez

8th Congressional District

General election candidates

Republican Party Trent Franks Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Stephen Dolgos (Americans Elect)


August 26, 2014, primary results
Republican Party Republican Primary

9th Congressional District

General election candidates

Democratic Party Kyrsten Sinema Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Wendy Rogers
Libertarian Party Powell Gammill


August 26, 2014, primary results
Democratic Party Democratic Primary

Republican Party Republican Primary

Libertarian Party Libertarian Primary

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State executive official elections in Arizona

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See also: Arizona state executive official elections, 2014 and State executive official elections, 2014
Contents
1 State executive official elections in Arizona
2 List of candidates by office
2.1 Governor
2.2 Attorney General
2.3 Secretary of State
2.4 Down ballot offices

Eight state executive positions were up for election in 2014 in the state of Arizona.

The following offices were elected in 2014 in Arizona:

List of candidates by office

Governor


General election

Republican Party Doug Ducey Green check mark transparent.png[11][12]
Democratic Party Fred DuVal[13]
Libertarian Party Barry J. Hess[14][15]
Independent (Americans Elect) J.L. Mealer[16]
Independent (Write-in) J. Johnson
Independent (Write-in) Diana-Elizabeth Kennedy
Independent (Write-in) Brian Bailey[17]
Independent (Write-in) Carey Dolego[17]
Republican Party (Write-in) Alice Novoa
Unaffiliated, Curtis Woolsey

Term-limited

Republican Party Jan Brewer - Incumbent

Lost in the primary

Republican Party Mike Aloisi[18]
Republican Party Ken Bennett[19]
Republican Party Christine Jones[20]
Republican Party (Write-in) Alice Lukasik[21]
Republican Party Frank Riggs[22]
Republican Party Scott Smith[23][24]
Republican Party Andrew Thomas[11][25]

Attorney General


General election

Republican Party Mark Brnovich Green check mark transparent.png[26][27]
Democratic Party Felecia Rotellini[28]
Independent (Write-in) Anthony Camboni[29]

Lost in the primary

Republican Party Tom Horne - Incumbent

Secretary of State


General election

Republican Party Michele Reagan - State Sen. Green check mark transparent.png[30]
Democratic Party Terry Goddard - Former state attorney general[31][32]

Lost in the primary

Republican Party Wil Cardon - Investment Fund Manager, 2012 U.S. Senate candidate[33]
Republican Party Justin Pierce - State Rep.[34]

Term-limited

Republican PartyKen Bennett - Incumbent

Down ballot offices


Office Incumbent Assumed Office Incumbent running? General Election Candidates 2014 Winner Partisan Switch?
Mine Inspector Joe Hart
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2007 Yes[35] Republican Party Joe Hart Joe Hart No
Treasurer Doug Ducey
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2011 No, running for governor[36] Republican Party Jeff DeWit Jeff DeWit No
Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal
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2011 Yes Republican Party Diane Douglas
Democratic Party David Garcia
Pending Pending
Corporation Commission Gary Pierce
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2007 Term-limited Republican Party Tom Forese
Democratic Party Jim Holway
Independent Joe Hui (Write-in)
Democratic Party Sandra Kennedy
Republican Party Doug Little
Republican Party Tom Forese No
Corporation Commission Brenda Burns
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2011 No[37] Republican Party Tom Forese
Democratic Party Jim Holway
Independent Joe Hui (Write-in)
Democratic Party Sandra Kennedy
Republican Party Doug Little
Republican Party Doug Little No


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State Senate election in Arizona

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See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arizona State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 28, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Arizona State Senate:

Arizona State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 13 13
     Republican Party 17 17
Total 30 30

List of candidates by district

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30

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State House elections in Arizona

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See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2014 and State legislative elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arizona House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 28, 2014.

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Arizona House of Representatives:

Arizona House of Representatives
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 24 22
     Republican Party 36 38
Total 60 60

List of candidates by district

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20District 21District 22District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 29District 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38District 39District 40District 41District 42District 43District 44District 45District 46District 47District 48District 49District 50District 51District 52District 53District 54District 55District 56District 57District 58District 59District 60

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Statewide ballot measure elections in Arizona

See also: Arizona 2014 ballot measures and 2014 ballot measures

Three statewide questions were certified for the 2014 ballot in the state of Arizona.

On the ballot


November 4:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRCA Proposition 122 Federal Con Creates mechanism by which use of state personnel and financial resources are employed only for purposes congruent with Constitution Approveda
LRSS Proposition 303 Healthcare Allows terminally ill patients access to medical treatments which have completed phase one of a clinical trial, but are not yet approved by FDA Approveda
Commission Proposition 304 Gov't Salaries Increases salaries of state legislators by $11,000 to $35,000 annually Defeatedd

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School board elections in Arizona

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See also: List of school board elections in 2014 and Arizona school board elections, 2014

In 2014, 665 of America's largest school districts held elections for 2,169 seats. These elections took place in 37 states.


State elections


A total of 30 Arizona school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment held elections in 2014 for 70 seats. Each district held elections on November 4, 2014.

Here are several quick facts about Arizona's school board elections in 2014:

The districts listed below served 636,612 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[38] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

2014 Arizona School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Alhambra Elementary School District 11/4/2014 2 5 13,944
Amphitheater Public Schools 11/4/2014 2 5 14,873
Cartwright Elementary School District 11/4/2014 2 5 17,671
Chandler Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 38,763
Deer Valley Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 35,179
Dysart Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 24,148
Flagstaff Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 10,129
Gilbert Public Schools 11/4/2014 2 5 38,038
Glendale Elementary School District 11/4/2014 2 5 12,776
Glendale Union High School District 11/4/2014 2 5 14,777
Higley Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 10,074
Kyrene Elementary School District 11/4/2014 2 5 17,812
Litchfield Elementary School District 11/4/2014 4 5 10,291
Marana Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 12,924
Mesa Public Schools 11/4/2014 2 5 65,103
Paradise Valley Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 32,933
Pendergast Elementary School District 11/4/2014 3 5 9,688
Peoria Unified School District 11/4/2014 3 5 36,763
Phoenix Union High School District 11/4/2014 5 7 24,866
Roosevelt Elementary School District 11/4/2014 2 5 10,449
Scottsdale Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 26,213
Sunnyside Unified District 11/4/2014 2 5 17,122
Tempe Elementary School District 11/4/2014 3 5 13,803
Tempe Union High School District 11/4/2014 2 5 12,059
Tolleson Union High School District 11/4/2014 2 5 9,375
Tucson Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 53,299
Vail Unified School District 11/4/2014 2 5 10,614
Washington Elementary School District 11/4/2014 2 5 22,238
Yuma Elementary School District 11/4/2014 3 5 9,578
Yuma Union High School District 11/4/2014 2 5 11,110



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Voting in Arizona

See also: Voting in Arizona

Important voting information

  • Arizona is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. The primary is considered semi-closed. Unaffiliated voters may choose which party's primary they will vote in, but voters registered with a party can only vote in that party's primary.[4][5][6]
  • As of November 2014, Arizona is one of the 15 states that have implemented online voter registration. Residents can register online at this website

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Arizona, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Arizona is one of 34 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting begins 26 days before an election and ends at 5 p.m. on the Friday prior to election day.[39] The average number of days prior to an election that voters can cast an early ballot is 21 days in states with a definitive starting date.

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Arizona ranked 33rd out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Arizona received an overall score of 63 percent.[40]

See also

References

  1. Arizona Republic, "Kanefield: Constitution clears Brewer to pursue another term," November 15, 2012
  2. The New York Times, "Gov. Jan Brewer of Arizona Won’t Seek Re-election," March 12, 2014
  3. Modern Times Magazine "Why Are Arizona Democrats Smiling?" accessed November 14, 2012
  4. National Conference of State Legislatures Website, "State Primary Election Types," accessed January 6, 2014
  5. Fair Vote, "Congressional and Presidential Primaries: Open, Closed, Semi-Closed, and 'Top Two,'" accessed January 6, 2014
  6. Ballotpedia research conducted December 26, 2013 through January 3, 2014 researching and analyzing various state websites and codes.
  7. Arizona Secretary of State Website, "Voter Registration and Education," accessed January 3, 2014
  8. 8.0 8.1 AzCapitolTimes.com, "Arizona House speaker eyes run for Congress," September 18, 2013
  9. Roll Call, "Arizona: GOP Challenger to Sinema Kicks Off Campaign on Sunday," March 14, 2013
  10. Roll Call, "Arizona: Ex-ASU Quarterback Files to Challenge Sinema," April 8, 2013
  11. 11.0 11.1 East Valley Tribune, State treasurer Doug Ducey files paperwork to explore Ariz governor run, July 23, 2013
  12. Doug Ducey for Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed September 1, 2013
  13. Fred DuVal Governor 2014, accessed April 2, 2013
  14. ABC 15, LIST: Race heats up for Arizona Governor, January 9, 2014
  15. The Republic, "Libertarian candidate to be on ballot in Arizona governor's race after GOP challenge dismissed," June 19, 2014
  16. J.L. Mealer Governor 2014, accessed July 25, 2013
  17. 17.0 17.1 Arizona Secretary of State, "2014 General Election Writein Candidates," accessed September 29, 2014
  18. Arizona Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Election Writein Candidates," accessed July 3, 2014
  19. Eastern Arizona Courier, "Bennett announces candidacy," September 17, 2013
  20. Christine Jones for Governor 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 19, 2013
  21. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named fulllisting
  22. The Arizona Republic, "Former California congressman enters Arizona governor race," January 23, 2014
  23. azcentral.com, "Mesa Mayor Smith will quit to run for governor," January 9, 2014
  24. Politico, "Republican mayor Scott Smith rises in Arizona," March 8, 2013
  25. The Arizona Republic, "Disbarred former Maricopa County Attorney Thomas to run for governor," April 26, 2013
  26. The Associated Press via abc15.com, "Mark Brnovich, ex-Department of Gaming director, to run for Arizona attorney general," October 2, 2013
  27. The Arizona Republic, "Former gaming chief will run for attorney general," September 27, 2013
  28. Phoenix News Times, "Felecia Rotellini Making Another Run at Attorney General," February 26, 2013
  29. Arizona Secretary of State, "2014 General Election Candidates Full Listing," accessed September 29, 2014
  30. Michele Reagan for Secretary of State 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 19, 2013
  31. Arizona Capitol-Times, "Goddard will run for secretary of state," December 30, 2014
  32. Verde News, "Former AG Goddard to run for Arizona Secretary of State," January 2, 2014
  33. Wil Cardon for Secretary of State 2014 Official Campaign Website, "Homepage," accessed September 19, 2013
  34. MyFoxPhoenix.com, "Rep. Justin Pierce to run for Secretary of State," October 21, 2013
  35. azcentral.com, "Arizona candidates file nominating petitions," May 23, 2014
  36. Doug Ducey for Governor 2014 Official campaign website, "Homepage," accessed September 1, 2013
  37. azcentral.com, "Burns won't seek 2nd term on Corporation Commission," April 19, 2013
  38. National Center for Education Statistics, "Elementary/Secondary Information System," accessed March 21, 2014
  39. Long Distance Voter, "Early Voting Rules: Arizona," accessed December 18, 2013
  40. Pew Charitable Trusts, "Election Performance Index Report," accessed April 23, 2014