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Bob Donahue
Candidate for
Arizona State Senate, District 1

Political party Democratic
Profession Businessman
Website Campaign website
Bob Donahue (b. December 10, 1942) was a Democratic candidate for District 1 of the Arizona State Senate. The primary election was on August 24, 2010 and the general election was on November 2.

Donahue was a candidate for the Arizona State Senate in 2002 but was not elected. He also ran for the United States House of Representatives in 2004 and 2006 but was not elected.

Donahue earned his BS in Economics from Arizona State University in 1966. He then served in the United States Marine Corps as a Sergeant from 1966 to 1968. He then worked as owner/President of Donahue Equipment Company Incorporated from 1983 to 1998. He has been the owner of Carefree Assisted Living Center since 1999. He has also been the President of BNR Corporation since then.

Donahue and his wife, Barbara, have six children.



See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2010

Donahue was defeated in the November 2 general election by incumbent Republican Steve Pierce.[1]

Arizona State Senate, District 1 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Pierce (R) 52,458
Bob Donahue (D) 28,463

Campaign themes

Donahue's website mentions two issues:

  • Don't give us more taxes - give us fairer taxes.
Excerpt: "Economists warn that putting an increased tax burden on small businesses , our only real economic engine, just as we are coming out of a recession is economic suicide.... There are good alternatives available to fund needed services such as public safety, transportation and schools."
  • Don't hassle immigrants - hassle criminals at the border.
Excerpt: "Our cities and towns aren't safe and our Legislature with SB 1070 has not made them any safer. If anything, by taking local police "off the beat" to hassle day workers and kitchen help our streets are less safe, our economy takes a hit, migrants suffer needlessly and the crime originating at the border goes on unchecked."[2]

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