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Arizona State Senate elections, 2014

Majority controlQualifications
List of candidates
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State Legislative Election Results

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Elections for the office of Arizona State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 26, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 28, 2014.

The Arizona State Senate is one of 20 state legislative chambers noted by Ballotpedia staff as being a battleground chamber. The Arizona Senate has a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of four seats, which amounts to 13 percent of the chamber. In 2012, a total of four districts were competitive or mildly competitive. In 2012, District 8 had a margin of victory of three percent. Three other districts had a margin of victory between 5 and 10 percent.

Independent candidate Tom O'Halleran in District 6 is looking to make history by becoming the first person not affiliated with the Democratic or Republican parties to win election to the Arizona State Legislature. O'Halleran, a former member of both the state senate and state house, switched his registration from Republican to Independent in May 2014. He cited Republicans' inability to tackle specify issues even when holding a majority as his reason for the switch.[1][2]

Incumbents retiring

A total of seven incumbents are not running for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents are:

Name Party Current Office
Al Melvin Ends.png Republican Senate District 11
John McComish Ends.png Republican Senate District 18
Anna Tovar Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 19
Rick Murphy Ends.png Republican Senate District 21
Michele Reagan Ends.png Republican Senate District 23
Leah Landrum Taylor Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 27
Steve Gallardo Electiondot.png Democratic Senate District 29

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Arizona State Senate:

Arizona State Senate
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 13 13
     Republican Party 17 17
Total 30 30

Qualifications

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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.

Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 11 of the 30 districts up for election in 2014, there is only one major party candidate running for election. Six Democrats and five Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances. Candidates from both major parties will face off in the general election in 19 of the 30 districts up for election.

Competitive

Mildly competitive

  • District 6: Incumbent Chester Crandell (R) will face off against Tom O'Halleran (I) in the general election. Crandell won the general election by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 10: Incumbent David Bradley (D) will face off against Mark Morrison (R) the general election. Bradley won the general election by a margin of victory of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 18: Jane Hydrick (D) will face the winner of the Republican primary in the general election. Representative Jeff Dial will face Tom Morrissey in the primary. Incumbent John McComish is not running. He won the general election by a margin of victory of 6 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

A total of 7 incumbents will face primary competition on August 26. Seven incumbents are not seeking re-election in 2014 and another 16 incumbents will advance past the primary without opposition. The state senators facing primary competition are:

Retiring incumbents

Seven incumbent senators are not running for re-election, while 23 (76.6%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, three Democrats and four Republicans, can be found above.

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:
  • Steve Pierce - Incumbent Pierce was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 2

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
  • Andrea Dalessandro - Incumbent Dalessandro was first appointed to the chamber on January 21, 2014.
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 3

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 4

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
  • Lynne Pancrazi - Incumbent Pancrazi was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 5

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:
  • Kelli Ward - Incumbent Ward was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 6

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:
  • Chester Crandell - Incumbent Crandell was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
Independent Independent candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 7

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 8

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
  • Barbara McGuire - Incumbent McGuire was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 9

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
  • Steve Farley - Incumbent Farley was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 10

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
  • David Bradley - Incumbent Bradley was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 11

Note: Incumbent Al Melvin (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 12

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:
  • Andy Biggs - Incumbent Briggs was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 13

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 14

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:
  • Gail Griffin - Incumbent Griffin was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 15

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 16

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 17

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:
  • Steve Yarbrough - Incumbent Yarbrough was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 18

Note: Incumbent John McComish (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 19

Note: Incumbent Anna Tovar (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 20

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:
Independent Independent candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 21

Note: Incumbent Rick Murphy (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 22

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:
  • Judy M. Burges - Incumbent Burges was first appointed to the chamber on January 23, 2012.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 23

Note: Incumbent Michele Reagan (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 24

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
  • Katie Hobbs - Incumbent Hobbs was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 25

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 26

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
  • Ed Ableser - Incumbent Ablesar was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 27

Note: Incumbent Leah Landrum Taylor (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

District 28

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:
  • Adam Driggs - Incumbent Driggs was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
Libertarian Party Libertarian candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 29

Note: Incumbent Steve Gallardo (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

District 30

Democratic Party August 26 Democratic primary:
  • Robert Meza - Incumbent Meza was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
Republican Party August 26 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

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