Doug Quelland

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Doug Quelland
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Candidate for
Arizona State Senate District 20
Prior offices
Arizona House of Representatives District 10
2003-2006, 2009-2010
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Campaign website
Doug "Q" Quelland (b. June 15, 1948) was a 2014 Independent candidate for District 20 of the Arizona State Senate.

Quelland ran in the 2012 election for Arizona State Senate District 20. He ran as an Independent candidate. Quelland was a Republican member of the Arizona House of Representatives, representing the 10th District from 2009 to 2011. He previously served from 2003-06.


Quelland is the owner of Bell Lawnmover and Thank-Q Rentals. He has also worked as an elementary and high school teacher.[1]

ACEC votes to remove from office

On May 15, 2009, the Clean Elections Commission voted 4-1 to remove him from office, after determining that he spent $15,000 to hire a campaign consultant, but didn’t acknowledge this expenditure on his campaign reports. The Arizona Clean Elections Commission is the only such government agency in the country that is allowed to remove state legislators from office for campaign finance violations.[2]

Qualland has filed a lawsuit contesting the agency's decision to remove him from office.[3]

Committee assignments

Quelland's sponsored bills include:

  • HB 2127 - legislators; voting required; salary loss
  • HB 2130 - campaign finance reports; penalty
  • HB 2191 - cellular telephones; use while driving
  • HB 2400 - partial-birth abortions; definition

For a full listed of sponsored bills see the House website.



See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2014

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. Patty Kennedy was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Kimberly Yee was unopposed in the Republican primary. Yee defeated Kennedy and Doug Quelland (I) in the general election. Justin Henry (R) was disqualified from the ballot before the primary.[4][5][6][7][8]

Arizona State Senate District 20, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKimberly Yee Incumbent 53.2% 25,103
     Democratic Patty Kennedy 35.2% 16,613
     Independent Doug "Q" Quelland 11.5% 5,438
Total Votes 47,154


See also: Arizona State Senate elections, 2012

Quelland ran in the 2012 election for Arizona State Senate District 20. He ran as an Independent candidate. He was defeated in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[9][10]

Arizona State Senate, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKimberly Yee 51.1% 37,371
     Democratic Michael Powell 36.9% 26,987
     Independent Doug "Q" Quelland 12.1% 8,829
Total Votes 73,187


See also: Arizona House of Representatives elections, 2010

Quelland ran for re-election to the 10th District seat in 2010. Quelland (4,005 votes) lost to incumbent Jim Weiers (6,670 votes) and challenger Kimberly Yee (6,359 votes) in the Republican primary on August 24. Weiers and Yee faced Democrats Aaron Jahneke and Jackie Thrasher in the November 2 general election.


On November 4, 2008, Quelland and Jim Weiers were elected to the 10th District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, defeating opponents Jackie Thrasher (D), Lamont Lovejoy (D), Scott Gibson (Lib), and Margarite Dale (Green).[11]

Quelland raised $73,457 for the campaign, Weiers raised $216,779, Thrasher raised $64,300, Lovejoy raised $65,679, Gibson raised $0, and Dale raised $68,586.[12]

Arizona State House, District 10 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Doug Quelland (R) 22,656
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Weiers (R) 23,022
Jackie Thrasher (D) 22,103
Lamont Lovejoy (D) 18,709
Scott Gibson (Lib) 2,707
Margarite Dale (Green) 2,358

Campaign donors

Below are Quelland's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[13]

Contributor 2008 total
Public Fund $71,067
Willa E Key $130
Dave Kopp $130
Stuart Goodman $130
James Kraft $130

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Political offices
Preceded by
Arizona State House District 10
2003-06, 2009–2011
Succeeded by
Kimberly Yee