Christine Jones

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Christine Jones
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Governor of Arizona
Former candidate
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionAugust 26, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 13, 1962
ProfessionAttorney, Former internet executive
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Christine Jones was a Republican candidate for Governor of Arizona in the 2014 elections.[1] Jones is a former Executive Vice President of GoDaddy.com.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Arizona Gubernatorial election, 2014

Jones ran for election to the office of Governor of Arizona. Jones unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination in the primary on August 26, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Primary election - August 26, 2014

Governor of Arizona Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Ken Bennett 10.5% 42,751
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Ducey 37.3% 152,038
Christine Jones 16.7% 68,021
Frank Riggs 4.5% 18,447
Scott Smith 22.3% 90,900
Andrew Thomas 8.3% 33,595
Write-in 0.3% 1,396
Total Votes 407,148
Election Results Via:Arizona Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 97% precincts reporting.

Polls

Primary polling
Arizona Governor GOP Primary
Poll Ken Bennett Doug DuceyChristine JonesFrank RiggsScott SmithAndrew ThomasUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Harper Polling
June 25-26, 2014
12%33%15%2%14%3%22%+/-3.48791
Magellan Strategies
July 9-10, 2014
11%26%22%2%14%6%19%+/-4.02593
Gravis Marketing
July 14, 2014
7%28%19%1%14%8%24%+/-4.0691
Harper Polling
July 16-17, 2014
12%23%21%1%13%7%22%+/-3.29885
Arizona Automobile Dealers Association
August 15, 2014
10%31%16%3%23%7%10%1,300
Harper Polling
August 19-20, 2014
14%32%16%2%19%7%10%+/-3.44812
AVERAGES 11% 28.83% 18.17% 1.83% 16.17% 6.33% 17.83% +/-3.04 845.33
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org
Governor of Arizona - GOP primary
Poll Ken Bennett Christine JonesAl MelvinAndrew ThomasDoug DuceyScott SmithUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Susquehanna Polling and Research
(November 2013)
20%4%2%4%8%6%53%+/--245
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org
Hypothetical match-up polls
Governor of Arizona - General election match-ups
Poll Ken Bennett (R) Fred DuVal (D)UndecidedRefuseMargin of ErrorSample Size
Susquehanna Polling and Research
(November 2013)
38%33%28%1%+/--600
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org
Governor of Arizona - General election match-ups
Poll Doug Ducey (R) Fred DuVal (D)UndecidedRefuseMargin of ErrorSample Size
Susquehanna Polling and Research
(November 2013)
36%33%31%1%+/--600
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

Campaign themes

As listed on her official campaign website, Jones' 2014 platform included "fiercely defending the Constitution" as well as the following key issues:

  • Fight Illegal Immigration:

"First and foremost we must secure our border and enable our border security agents to effectively do their job."

  • Grow Arizona's Economy:

"We can grow our economy and state revenues by more aggressively recruiting businesses to headquarter in Arizona."


  • Improve Education:

"We can continue to improve education for our children by providing choice and strengthening performance in the classroom."

Campaign media


"Fight Illegal Immigration" - Released October 2013

Jones explains her plans to foster business growth without government interference in "Economy" - Released October 2013

"Improving Education" - Released October 2013

Race background

Incumbent Jan Brewer (R) is term-limited from seeking re-election, leaving the seat open for the 2014 electoral cycle.

Brewer was originally appointed to the position in 2009 and was elected one time since, in 2010. Arizona's term limit laws preclude any individual who has occupied the governor's office during two consecutive terms from running for re-election. Brewer and some of her spokespeople asserted that the law, as written, does not adequately account for the conditions of Brewer's incomplete first term. Hints that Brewer would pursue an exemption from the term-limit or otherwise attempt to circumvent the eligibility restriction began in November 2012 and persisted until March 2014. A crowded field of Republican hopefuls rushed into the race to replace Brewer as Arizona's chief executive official before the first filing window closed in May; meanwhile, former Arizona Board of Regents President Fred DuVal earned an automatic pass to the general election as the sole Democratic Party entrant.

The hotly contested GOP primary attracted several big names from government and the private sector, such as outgoing Arizona State Treasurer Doug Ducey, Secretary of State Ken Bennett, Mesa mayor Scott Smith and former GoDaddy.com executive vice president Christine Jones. Ducey looked to be the front-runner in the months leading up to the primary, owing to a consistent polling lead and strong name recognition, although Smith and Jones were close on his tail. Ducey indeed secured the party's nomination in the primary election on August 26, 2014.

With all eyes trained on the Republican primary race in the final stretch of the primary campaign season, the number of fringe contenders who qualified or were in the process of qualifying for placement on the November 4 ballot swelled to 17. After the primary, Ducey joined DuVal and this diverse group of third party, unaffiliated and write-in candidates in the general election fight to fill the open governor's seat.[3][4]


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