Arizona Education Association’s Recommended Candidates for General Election 2018


“The AEA Fund for Public Education is the political action committee of the Arizona Education Association to support candidates who support our public schools.  The AEA Fund is the largest and most effective statewide PAC working to elect candidates to the state legislature and Governor’s office who will fight to safeguard and strengthen public education for each and every Arizona student.”

Here’s their list of recommended candidates (all Democrats) for the Nov. 6, 2018 General Election


CD 1  Tom O’Halleran, incumbent

CD 2 Ann Kirkpatrick

CD 3 Raul Grijalva,incumbent

CD 7 Ruben Gallego, incumbent

CD 8 Dr. Hiral Tipirneni

CD 9 Greg Stanton


Governor  Dr. David Garcia

Sec. of State  Katie Hobbs

Treasurer  Mark Manoil

Attorney General  January Contreras

Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman

U.S. Senate  Krysten Sinema


Go online for their recommended candidates in various Legislative Districts.

Vote wisely or or before Nov. 6, 2018

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  1. CD4 Congressional candidate, David Brill, is a former history teacher , doctor and VA provider. He is very pro public education and is running against Gosar. Please look at his record. He is a champion for public schools.

    • Not sure why AEA didn’t endorse Democrat David Brill in CD 4. They didn’t endorse in all LDs either, so my guess if that they don’t have time/resources to check all the races, which is unfortunate. Thanks for commenting on CD 4.

  2. Please note that there are other strong pro-public education legislative candidates that AEA did not endorse because they (AEA) opted not to “play” in those districts. You would think they would endorse all pro-public education candidates, because our public schools need all the friends they can get. If you live in a district not listed, please do your research!

    • Thanks for pointing that out Linda. I wondered why there were no “recommendations” for LD 11, where your wife Hollace Lyon is running for House. Voters should check out these oversights.

  3. Already sent my ballot in, but I do appreciate the various recommendations posts for those who haven’t. I hope we see this state turn around, but I’m not betting on it without massive turnout. Thank you for keeping up with the goings on in the state!

    • Thanks for your comment. Hope others who are undecided see all our posts for information on how to vote by November 6th. I only saw this AEA announcement recently on FB.

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