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2016 Arizona Primary results – Southern AZ (updated)

Arizona Primary 2016 was held today. Polls closed at 7 p.m.

I’m only reporting on some of the contested primary election races for the Arizona primary in Southern Arizona . More info on other races statewide at www.azsos.gov and locally at  www.pima.gov/elections.

Congressional District 2 House (Democrats)

Dr. Matt Heinz     31,369

Victoria Steele       28,013

Legislative District 2 House (Democrats, 2 seats)

Aaron Baumann      5420

Rosanna Gabaldon, incumbent    6955

Daniel Hernandez Jr.    6344

Legislative District 9 House (Democrats, 2 seats)

Dr. Randy Friese, incumbent   14,782

Pam Powers Hannley              11,426

Matt Kopec, incumbent           8841

Legislative District 10 House (Democrats, 2 seats)

Kirsten Engel    11,468

Courtney Frogge   10,735

Stefanie Mach, incumbent   12,459

Legislative District 14 House (Republicans, 2 seats)

Dennis Barger     5706

Drew John     12,458

Becky Nutt    13,565

Anthony Sizer  9134


Pima County offices:

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Arizona List endorsed candidates for 2016 primary

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Per Laura Hogan, Political Director: “Arizona List celebrates all pro-choice women candidates. Being “On The List” means that we are keeping a close eye on this candidate as her campaign shows promise. She shares our Democratic values, she is well qualified and we are excited she is running for office.These candidates may move to endorsed status as the campaign progresses. We try to keep our website updated as any changes are made.”

More info at www.arizonalist.org.

Vote wisely on or before August 30, 2016.  Happy Women’s Equality Day.

Watch Citizens Clean Election Commission’s LD 10 House debate online

CCEClogoThe Arizona Citizen’s Clean Election Commission hosted a debate between the 3 women candidates running for 2 House seats in AZ state legislature for LD 10. This debate was held on June 27, 2016 at the PCC District Office on Broadway Blvd.

Incumbent Rep. Stefanie Mach (2 terms) is running for re-election, and political newcomers  Prof. Kirsten Engel and Courtney Frogge are also running. Two of these candidates will face off with Republican Todd Clodfelter, who has run twice before for this seat, in the General Election.

Here’s the online video to watch:


Also I previously posted the CCEC online debates for contested Democratic House races in LD 2 and LD 9. Here they are again, in case you missed them:


Vote wisely on or before August 30. Early ballots go out on August 3, 2016.

Updated schedule for primary election – AZ Citizens Clean Election Commission debates

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UA Outreach Coordinator John Winchester to challenge District 1 Supervisor Ally Miller in Republican primary

In case you missed it, those of you who live in District 1 of Pima County – Republican Pima County Supervisor Ally Miller (elected in Nov. 2012) will face a Republican challenger John Winchester in the August 30 primary. John is the Outreach Coordinator at UA Arizona Center for Judaic Studies.

John Winchester

John Winchester

Over on the Dem side, there are two running for this position as well – retired hospital administrator Brian Bickel and former adjunct communications prof. Jeff Farrell.  They too will face off in the August 30 Arizona primary.

from pimagop.org website:

“John Winchester was born and raised in Tucson with the values of service and investment in community.  Beginning when he was 10 years old, he volunteered in care homes bringing comfort to the elderly. When he turned 15, he started working in homeless shelters.  Today, John remains committed to serve the community by volunteering at the Arizona State prison complex, continued service in a shelter for women and children, working with the 4Tucson Government Domain to encourage Christian civic engagement in government, and acts as the Arizona State Director for Christians United For Israel.

John works successfully to build consensus on issues, bypassing political differences, for the purpose of achieving results.  As the Arizona State Director for Christians United for Israel, he works across Arizona building coalitions between Christian denominations,  as well as  relationships with the Jewish community on Israel-related issues.  John is known locally for his investment in the community and his ability to work among diverse groups of people to resolve issues and bring solutions.”

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Don’t coopt the voting rights movement to whine, “independent” voters.

Wherein I express my annoyance with a certain type of holier-than-thou “independent” voter”

The New York primary took place Tuesday and a big story about it, at least on cable news and social media, was how massive numbers of “independent” voters suffered “voter suppression” due to not being able to cast a vote in the partisan primary. The deadline to change one’s party affiliation in New York (as opposed to a new voter registrant, which was last month) was all the way back in October.

I will say, from a purely partisan standpoint, that such an early deadline is a terrible rule as it impedes party building. Most people are paying little attention to the Presidential race a full year out from it, so New York political parties who agreed to the onerous deadline out of concern for voters from one party tampering with another party’s primary elections were missing the forest for the trees. Those kind of shenanigans rarely change outcomes anyway so it’s not a good idea for parties to foreclose their ability to use the Presidential primary as a way to recruit new registrants via conversion. Continue reading