Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2012

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Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2012

Majority controlCampaign contributions
QualificationsTerm limitsImpact of Redistricting

State Legislative Election Results

List of candidates
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Arizona House of Representatives2012 Arizona Senate Elections
Elections for the office of Arizona House of Representatives will be held in Arizona on November 6, 2012. All 60 seats will be up for election.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was May 30, 2012. The primary election day will be August 28, 2012.

See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2012 and State legislative elections, 2012

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Arizona House of Representatives:

Arizona House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 19 24
     Republican Party 40 36
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 60 60


Incumbents retiring

Name Party Current office
Anna Tovar Electiondot.png Democratic House District 13
Cecil Ash Ends.png Republican House District 18
Chester Crandell Ends.png Republican House District 5
David Smith Ends.png Republican House District 7
Ed Ableser Electiondot.png Democratic House District 17
Jack Harper Ends.png Republican House District 4
Jerry Weiers Ends.png Republican House District 12
Jim Weiers Ends.png Republican House District 10
John Fillmore Ends.png Republican House District 23
Katie Hobbs Electiondot.png Democratic House District 15
Kimberly Yee Ends.png Republican House District 10
Lynne Pancrazi Electiondot.png Democratic House District 24
Matt Heinz Electiondot.png Democratic House District 29
Nancy G. McLain Ends.png Republican House District 3
Nicholas Fontana Grey.png Nonpartisan House District 29
P. Ben Arredondo Electiondot.png Democratic House District 17
Peggy Judd Ends.png Republican House District 25
Steve Court Ends.png Republican House District 18
Steve Farley Electiondot.png Democratic House District 28
Steve Urie Ends.png Republican House District 22
Terri Proud Ends.png Republican House District 26
Tom Chabin Electiondot.png Democratic House District 2
Vic Williams Ends.png Republican House District 26

Campaign contributions

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state house in Arizona in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state house races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[1]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 166 $5,311,375
2008 135 $5,531,238
2006 137 $4,354,506
2004 135 $3,816,633
2002 155 $4,079,565

Contributions in the 2010 elections for House candidates totaled $5,311,375 for the 166 candidates. The top ten contributors were: [2]

Donor Amount
Public Fund $2,353,619
McGee, Kate Brophy $65,033
May, Steve $50,410
Blaire, Michael $35,157
Smith, David $34,557
McGee, Catherine Brophy $31,169
Arizona Association of Realtors $22,756
Cox Communications $20,494
Weiers, James $20,150
Arizona Education Association $19,156

Qualifications

Article 4, Part 2, Section 2 of the Arizona Constitution states: No person shall be a member of the Legislature unless he shall be a citizen of the United States at the time of his election, nor unless he shall be at least twenty-five years of age, and shall have been a resident of Arizona at least three years and of the county from which he is elected at least one year before his election.

Term limits

See also State legislatures with term limits and Impact of term limits on state representative elections in 2012

All of Arizona's 60 state representative seats are up for election on November 6. Arizona representatives serve two-year terms with a four-term/eight-year limit that was imposed by Proposition 107 in 1992. Arizona's term limits apply to parts of terms and not just full terms.

In the 2012 state house elections, 3 representatives, or 8.3% of the 60-member House, who were first elected in 2004 (0 Democratic state representatives and 3 GOP state representatives) cannot run for re-election.

In addition to the 3 Arizona state representatives who are leaving office because of Arizona's term limits, 2 state senators are also leaving.

Arizona state representatives whose seats are up for election in 2012 but who are unable to run because of the state's term limits are:

Democrats (0):

None

Republicans (3):

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Arizona

The Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission approved new maps on December 20, 2011 by a 3-2 vote, the dissents coming from Republicans; the Department of Justice. Sixteen districts were considered safe for Republicans, 10 for Democrats, and four were deemed competitive.[3] A lawsuit was filed in April 2012 charging that Republicans were being packed into districts to maximize Democratic seats.[4]

List of candidates

Note: Election results were added on election night as races were called. Vote totals were added after official election results had been certified. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you find any errors in this list, please email: Geoff Pallay.

District 1

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 28 GOP primary candidates:
  • Karen Fann Approveda Incumbent Fann first assumed office in 2011.
  • Lori Klein Klein has represented Senate District 6 since 2011.
  • Andy Tobin Approveda Incumbent Tobin first assumed office in 2007.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 2

Note: Incumbent Democrat Albert Hale is running for the District 7 seat. Incumbent Tom Chabin (D) is seeking election to the Senate.

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party August 28 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 3

Note: Incumbent Republican Doris Goodale is running for the District 5 seat. Incumbent Nancy G. McLain (R) was unable to run for re-election due to term limits and is seeking election to the Senate.

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party August 28 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 4

Note: Incumbent Republican Jack Harper is not running for re-election. Incumbent Phil Lovas (R) is running for a District 22 seat.

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party August 28 GOP primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 5

Note: Incumbent Chester Crandell (R) is seeking election to the Senate. Incumbent Brenda Barton is running for the District 6 seat.

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party August 28 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 6

Note: Incumbent Republicans Amanda Reeve and Carl Seel (R) are running for re-election to District 28.

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party August 28 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 7

Note: Incumbent Republican Heather Carter and David Smith are running for re-election in District 15.

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party August 28 GOP primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 8

Note: Incumbent Republicans John Kavanagh and Michelle Ugenti are running for the District 23 seats.

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party August 28 GOP primary candidates:
Libertarian Party August 28 Libertarian primary candidates:
Note: Dean Dill withdrew prior to the primary.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 9

Note: Incumbent Republicans Debbie Lesko and Rick Gray are running for the District 21 seats.

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party August 28 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 10

Note: Incumbent Kimberly Yee (R) is seeking election to the Senate. Incumbent Jim Weiers (R) was unable to seek re-election due to term limits.

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party August 28 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 11

Note: Incumbents Eric Meyer (D) and Kate Brophy McGee (R) are running for the District 28 seats.

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party August 28 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 12

Note: Incumbent Republican Jerry Weiers was unable to run for re-election due to term limits. Incumbent Steve Montenegro (R) is running for a District 13 seat.

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 28 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 13

Note: Incumbent Anna Tovar (D) is seeking election to the Senate. Incumbent Martin Quezada is running for a District 29 seat.

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 28 GOP primary candidates:
Note: Toby Farmer withdrew from election.[5]

November 6 General election candidates:

District 14

Note: Incumbent Democrat Debbie McCune-Davis is running for a District 30 seat. Incumbent Chad Campbell (D) is running for a District 24 seat.

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party August 28 GOP primary candidates:
  • David Gowan Approveda District 30 incumbent Gowan first assumed office in 2009.
  • David Stevens Approveda District 25 incumbent Stevens first assumed office in 2009.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 15

Note: Incumbent Katie Hobbs (D) is seeking election to the Senate. Incumbent Lela Alston (D) is running for a District 24 seat.

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party August 28 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 16

Note: Incumbent Democrats Ruben Gallego and Catherine H. Miranda are seeking election to the District 27 seats.

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party August 28 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Green PartyBill Maher (Write-In)
Democratic Party Cara Prior (Write-In)[6]

District 17

Note: Incumbent Ed Ableser (D) is seeking election to the Senate. Incumbent P. Ben Arredondo (D) is not seeking re-election.

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party August 28 GOP primary candidates:
  • Tom Forese Approveda District 21 incumbent Forese first assumed office in 2011.
  • J.D. Mesnard Approveda District 21 incumbent Mesnard first assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Jason Harris (Write-in)[7]

District 18

Note: Incumbent Republicans Cecil Ash and Steve Court are not seeking re-election.

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party August 28 GOP primary candidates:
  • Jeff Dial Approveda District 20 incumbent Dial first assumed office in 2011.
  • Bob Robson Approveda District 20 incumbent Robson first assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 19

Note: Incumbent Republicans Justin Olson and Justin Pierce are running for the District 25 seat.

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party August 28 GOP primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 20

Note: Incumbent Republicans Jeff Dial and Bob Robson are running for the District 18 seats.

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party August 28 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Green PartyErik Andersen (Write-In)

District 21

Note: Incumbent Republicans Tom Forese and J.D. Mesnard are running for the District 17 seats.

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party August 28 GOP primary candidates:
  • Rick Gray Approveda District 9 incumbent Gray first assumed office in 2011.
  • Debbie Lesko Approveda District 9 incumbent Lesko first assumed office in 2009.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 22

Note: Incumbent Republican Steve Urie is not seeking re-election. Incumbent Eddie Farnsworth (R) is running for a District 12 seat.

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 28 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

Independent Pat White (Write-in)[11]

District 23

Note: Incumbent John Fillmore (R) is seeking election to the Senate. Incumbent Frank Pratt (R) is running for a District 8 seat.

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 28 GOP primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 24

Note: Incumbent Lynne Pancrazi (D) is seeking election to the Senate. Jones is running for a District 13 seat.

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party August 28 GOP primary candidates:
Note: Scott Fistler filed as a write-in, but withdrew prior to the primary.

November 6 General election candidates:

Green PartyGerard Davis (Write-In)

District 25

Note: Incumbent Republican David Stevens is running for a District 14 seat. Incumbent Peggy Judd (R) is not seeking re-election.

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party August 28 GOP primary candidates:
  • Justin Olson Approveda District 19 incumbent Olson first assumed office in 2011.
  • Justin Pierce Approveda District 19 incumbent Pierce first assumed office in 2011.
Note: Christopher Dario Montijo withdrew before the primary.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 26

Note: Incumbent Republicans Vic Williams and Terri Proud are not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party August 28 GOP primary candidates:
Libertarian Party August 28 Libertarian primary candidates:
Green Party August 28 Green party primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 27

Note: Incumbent Democrats Sally Ann Gonzales and Macario Saldate are running for a District 3 seat.

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party August 28 GOP primary candidates:
Green Party August 28 Green primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 28

Note: Incumbent Steve Farley (D) is seeking election to the Senate. Incumbent Bruce Wheeler (D) is running for a District 10 seat.

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
  • Eric Meyer Approveda District 11 incumbent Meyer first assumed office in 2009.
Republican Party August 28 GOP primary candidates:
  • Kate Brophy McGee Approveda District 11 incumbent McGee first assumed office in 2011.
  • Amanda Reeve Approveda District 6 incumbent Reeve first assumed office in 2010.
Libertarian Party August 28 Libertarian primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 29

Note: Incumbents Matt Heinz (D) and Nicholas Fontana (I) are not seeking re-election in 2012.

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party August 28 GOP primary candidates:
Libertarian Party August 28 Libertarian primary candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 30

Note: Incumbent Republican Ted Vogt is running for a District 10 seat. Incumbent David Gowan (R) is running for a District 14 seat.

Democratic Party August 28 Democratic primary candidates:
Republican Party August 28 GOP primary candidates:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

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