Arizona State Senate elections, 2012

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Arizona State Senate elections, 2012

Majority controlCampaign contributions
QualificationsTerm limitsImpact of Redistricting

State Legislative Election Results

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Arizona State Senate2012 Arizona House Elections
Elections for the office of Arizona State Senate will be held in Arizona on November 6, 2012. A total of 30 seats will be up for election.

The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election is May 30, 2012. The primary election day will be August 28, 2012.

See also: Arizona House of Representatives 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 State Senate:

Arizona State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 9 13
     Republican Party 21 17
Total 30 30


Campaign contributions

See also: State-by-state comparison of donations to state senate campaigns

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state senate in Arizona in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign contributions in state senate 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 84 $2,954,711
2008 60 $3,185,493
2006 65 $2,571,504
2004 58 $2,274,490
2002 73 $2,149,412


In 2010, candidates running for the state senate received a total of $2,954,711 in campaign contributions. Their top contributors were: [2]

Donor Amount
Public Fund $751,935
Davis, Rich $36,230
Konopnicki, William $33,140
Kohner, Shawn $26,132
Kohner, Stephen $25,050
Downing, Theodore $24,450
Arizona Association of Realtors $19,424
Cox Communications $17,490
Bundgaard, Scott $15,000
Arizona Medical Association $10.580

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

Ron Gould is a Republican member of the Arizona State Senate and has represented District 3 since 2005.
See also State legislatures with term limits and Impact of term limits on state senate elections in 2012

All of Arizona's 30 state senate seats will be up for election on November 6. Arizona senators 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. One state senator in 2010, Albert Hale, was affected by this provision of Arizona's law.

In the 2012 state senate elections, 2 senators, or 6.7% of the total senate seats, (0 Democratic state senators and 2 GOP state senators) cannot run for re-election.

In addition to the 2 state senators who are leaving office because of Arizona's term limits, 5 state representatives are also termed-out.


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List of candidates

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District 23

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District 24

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District 28

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