Eric Shelley

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Eric Shelley
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Candidate for
Arizona State Senate District 28
Bachelor'sArizona State University (1995)
Master'sUniversity of Phoenix (2002)
Campaign website
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Eric Shelley was a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 28 of the Arizona State Senate.

Shelley graduated from Arizona State University in 1995. He went on to receive his M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix in 2002.


Campaign themes


Shelley's campaign website listed the following issues:

  • Economy
Excerpt: "This state needs strong leaders who are able make smart decisions that provide long-term benefits for our citizens... With years of experience in the private sector managing budgets, I have the experience to help our state manage its resources, provide the services people need, balance our budgets, all while making sure we keep taxes low."
  • Immigration
Excerpt: "I support strengthening the Employer Sanctions Law to empower law enforcement agencies to ensure that companies hire only employees who are legally allowed to work accomplishes three key goals:"
  • Education
Excerpt: "When people put education first, everybody wins. Our children deserve the best education we can give them. And we all reap the benefits of a well-educated society."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "I will fight to ensure Arizona’s families have access to quality, affordable health care. I understand that our health care challenges are not solved when we cut off the children of hard working parents from the health services they so critically need."
  • Energy
Excerpt: "Arizona is blessed with clear blue skies 300 days a year. And as such, we have a wonderful opportunity to harness the solar energy that falls upon us each day."[1]



See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2012

Shelley ran in the 2012 election for Arizona State Senate District 28. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 28, 2012. He was defeated in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Arizona State Senate, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Driggs Incumbent 55.6% 49,160
     Democratic Eric Shelley 44.4% 39,243
Total Votes 88,403


See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2010

Shelley was uncontested in the August 24 primary. He was defeated by Democratic Nancy K. Barto in the November 2 general election.[4]

Arizona State Senate, District 7 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Nancy Barto (R) 41,849
Eric Shelley (D) 20,441

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