Wil Cardon

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Wil Cardon
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Arizona Secretary of State
Former candidate
Elections and appointments
Last electionAugust 26, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sStanford University
Master'sHarvard Business School
BirthdaySeptember 23, 1970
Place of birthMesa, AZ
ProfessionBusiness owner
ReligionChurch of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
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Wil Cardon (b. September 23, 1970, in Mesa, Arizona) was a Republican candidate for Arizona Secretary of State in the 2014 elections.[1]

Cardon ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Senate in 2012.[2]


Mesa, AZ native Cardon works as a business owner. He graduated from Stanford University and earned a Master's degree from Harvard Business School.


  • Bachelor degree - Stanford University
  • Master degree - Harvard Business School



See also: Arizona secretary of state election, 2014

Cardon ran for election to the office of Arizona Secretary of State. Cardon failed to secure the Republican nomination in the primary on August 26, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

Primary election - August 26, 2014

Arizona Secretary of State, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichele Reagan 43.3% 195,738
Justin Pierce 34.3% 155,214
Wil Cardon 22% 99,307
Write-in 0.5% 2,118
Total Votes 452,377
Election Results Via:Arizona Secretary of State. Vote totals above are unofficial and reflect 100% precincts reporting.


Arizona Secretary of State, Republican Primary
Poll Wil Cardon Justin PierceMichele ReaganUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
Magellan Strategies
July 9-10, 2014
Gravis Marketing
July 14, 2014
Harper Polling
August 19-20, 2014
AVERAGES 15% 18.67% 22% 44.33% +/-3.82 698.67
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.


See also: United States Senate elections in Arizona, 2012

Cardon ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Arizona. He was defeated by Jeff Flake in the Republican primary.[3]


Campaign themes


Cardon's campaign website listed the following issues:[4]

  • Jobs & Economy
Excerpt: "As an Arizona businessman, I understand what it takes to create jobs and get the U.S. economy moving again. Lower taxes, less regulation and opening foreign markets to U.S. products is the way to create a pro-jobs environment. I strongly oppose any and all earmarks because government shouldn’t be in the business of picking winners and losers amongst industries."
  • Secure the Border
Excerpt: "Washington has failed miserably when it comes to securing our borders. While the federal government refuses to protect our borders, Arizona taxpayers continue to pay the price in the form of increased crime and drugs in our communities."
  • Size and Role of Government
Excerpt: "In today’s tough economy, Arizona families and businesses are forced to do more with less. It’s time Washington does the same thing. We can no longer afford a federal government that grows at 16 percent every two years."
  • Healthcare/Repeal Obamacare
Excerpt: "As a business owner, I understand the burden that rising health care costs have placed on American companies. Instead of choosing to improve health care quality and protect consumer choice in health care decisions, the Obama Administration and the previous Congress passed the unconstitutional Obamacare into law. This law increases costs, decreases quality, hinders individual choice and I believe it must be immediately repealed."
  • Arizona Values
Excerpt: "Strong families are the backbone of a strong country. I am a husband as well as a father of five young children. I am a social conservative who supports pro-life and pro-family policies. I believe life is the most sacred gift that was bestowed on humankind."

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Cardon's reports.[5]

Wil Cardon Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[6]April 15, 2012$1,228,825.87$3,198,945.18$(1,031,924.63)$3,395,846.42
July Quarterly[7]July 15, 2012$3,395,846.42$3,298,820.06$(4,303,868.75)$2,390,797.73
Pre-Primary[8]August 16, 2012$2,390,797.73$1,343,546$(3,416,694.07)$317,649.66
Running totals


Cardon and his wife, Nicole, have five children.[9]

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