Chester Crandell

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Chester Crandell
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Arizona State Senate District 6
In office
January 7, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$24,000/year
Per diem$35/day for the first 120 days of regular session and for special sessions and $10/day thereafter.
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Arizona House of Representatives District 5
Bachelor'sUniversity of Arizona
Office website
Chester Crandell is a Republican member of the Arizona State Senate, representing District 6. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Crandell served in the Arizona House of Representatives, representing District 5 from January 10, 2011, to 2013.


Crandell earned his B.S. in Agriculture Education from the University of Arizona. His professional experience includes working as a public school teacher at Westwood High School and Assistant Superintendent for the Joint Technological Education District.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Crandell served on the following committees:

Arizona Committee Assignments, 2013
Education, Vice Chair
Government and Environment
Natural Resources and Rural Affairs
Public Safety, Chair
Audit, Chair


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Crandell served on these committees:



See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Arizona State Senate will consist of a primary election on August 26, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 28, 2014. Incumbent Chester Crandell is unopposed in the Republican primary. Tom O'Halleran is running as an Independent candidate.[1]


See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2012

Crandell ran in the 2012 election for Arizona State Senate District 6. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on August 28, 2012. He won the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

The demographic characteristics of the state combined with Democratic candidate Tom Chabin's personal ties to the area have led some to suggest that this race will be one of the most competitive state senate races in Arizona.[4]

Arizona State Senate, District 6, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChester Crandell 53% 45,105
     Democratic Tom Chabin 47% 39,933
Total Votes 85,038


See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Crandell and Brenda Barton won the August 24 primary. They then defeated Democrats Bill Shumway and Prescott Winslow in the November 2 general election.[5][6]

Arizona House of Representatives, District 5 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brenda Barton (R) 32,884
Green check mark transparent.png Chester Crandell (R) 30,890
Bill Shumway (D) 17,478
Prescott Winslow (D) 15,489
Arizona House of Representatives, District 5 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brenda Barton (R) 10,696
Green check mark transparent.png Chester Crandell (R) 9,311
Keith Alexander (R) 7,541

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Crandell is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Crandell raised a total of $70,593 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 22, 2013.[7]

Chester Crandell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Arizona State Senate, District 6 Won $33,217
2010 Arizona State House, District 5 Won $37,376
Grand Total Raised $70,593


Crandell won election to the Arizona State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Crandell raised a total of $33,217.
Arizona State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Chester Crandell's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$30,731
Holyoak, Farrel$150
Groseta, P Andrew$150
Aja, Basilio F$150
Holyoak, Sharon$150
Total Raised in 2012$33,217
Source:Follow the Money


Crandell won election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Crandell raised a total of $37,376.


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In 2014, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 13 to April 24.[8]


In 2013, the 51st Arizona State Legislature was in session from January 14 to June 14.[8]


Crandell has a wife, Alice.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lori Klein (R)
Arizona State Senate District 6
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Bill Konopnicki
Arizona House, District 5
Succeeded by