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Bob Donahue

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Bob Donahue
Candidate for
Arizona State Senate, District 1

Political party Democratic
Profession Businessman
Website Campaign website
Bob Donahue (b. December 10, 1942) was a Democratic candidate for District 1 of the Arizona State Senate. The primary election was on August 24, 2010, and the general election was on November 2, 2010.

Donahue was a candidate for the Arizona State Senate in 2002 but was not elected. He also ran for Congress in 2004 and 2006 but was not elected.


Donahue earned his B.S. in Economics from Arizona State University in 1966. His professional experience includes working as owner/President of Donahue Equipment Company Incorporated, owner of Carefree Assisted Living Center and President of BNR Corporation. He served in the United States Marine Corps as a Sergeant from 1966 to 1968.


Campaign themes


Donahue's website mentioned two issues:

  • Don't give us more taxes - give us fairer taxes.
Excerpt: "Economists warn that putting an increased tax burden on small businesses , our only real economic engine, just as we are coming out of a recession is economic suicide.... There are good alternatives available to fund needed services such as public safety, transportation and schools."
  • Don't hassle immigrants - hassle criminals at the border.
Excerpt: "Our cities and towns aren't safe and our Legislature with SB 1070 has not made them any safer. If anything, by taking local police "off the beat" to hassle day workers and kitchen help our streets are less safe, our economy takes a hit, migrants suffer needlessly and the crime originating at the border goes on unchecked."[1]



See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2010

Donahue was defeated in the November 2 general election by incumbent Republican Steve Pierce.[2]

Arizona State Senate, District 1 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Pierce (R) 52,458
Bob Donahue (D) 28,463


Donahue and his wife, Barbara, have six children.

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