AZ General Election 2018 results – updated


Lots of Arizona statewide races to report on, so the simplest way now is to just check the Arizona Sec. of State’s website for the latest results/updates:

Leading – all Republicans for these Arizona statewide races:

Governor, Sec. of State, Attorney General, Treasurer, Superintendent of Public Instruction, Corporation Commission (2 seats), State Mine Inspector. (Incumbents in these races: Governor, AG, one Corporation Commissioner, Mine Inspector.)  Voter turnout was 46.8%

One to watch is Superintendent of Public Instruction (too close to call):

Kathy Hoffman (D)   830,676

Frank Riggs (R)   837,396

U.S. Senate seat (Jeff Flake stepping down)

Martha McSally (R)  850,043

Krysten Sinema (D)  834,135

CD 1:

Tom O’Halleran (D incumbent)   111,854

Wendy Rogers (R) 97,929

CD 2:

Ann Kirkpatrick (D)  125,349

Lea Marquez Peterson  (R)  109,759

CD 3:

Raul Grijalva (D incumbent)  78,308

Nick Pierson (R)  49,331

Go to same website for updates on the other CD races (4 to 9), Arizona Senate races, as well as House of Representatives (2 each) in LD 1 to 30.  Pay attention to the Southern Arizona races in LD 2, 3, 9,10, 11, 14. Democrats winning in LD 2, 3, 9 and 10.

As for local School Bd. races in TUSD, and Pima Community College, go to for results.  Turnout was 54.59%

TUSD races for 2 seats:

Leila Counts  53,718

Adelita Grijalva, incumbent  46,028

Adam Ragan  33,834

Michael Hicks, incumbent  33,824

Doug Robson 24,577

PCC Governing Bd. race:

District 3

Maria Garcia (widow of the late LD 27 Senator Jorge Garcia) 20,843

Vikki Marshall, former Bd. member  18,509

District 5 (too close to call)

Luis Gonzales (not the incumbent), husband of LD 3 Senator-elect Sally Gonzales  16,986

Debi Chess Mabie  16,826

Info also online on which Propositions are winning, and which judges.

Yes:  125, 126, 306, 407

No: 127, 305, 408, 463

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Carolyn Classen
Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, (since Jan. 2013).


  1. Congresswoman Sinema ahead now by 20,102 votes over McSally, and Kathy Hoffman leading by 31,809 votes, a larger margin than yesterday’s for both races. Big change: Sandra Kennedy now leading Rodney Glassman in Corporation Commission 2nd seat by 1602 votes. No update from Pima County Elections today for PCC Bd. District 5.
    Wow, stay tuned till all this counting is done.

  2. Once again we demonstrate that Arizona is neither evolving into a politically mature state, nor that we have any well-founded notions of in what way we might attract venture capital. 2018, & still a backwater province.

  3. Pima County Elections is reporting that approx. 80,000 ballots still to be counted, starting tomorrow.
    “Early Ballots: 59,459

    Provisional Ballots: 18,164
    In recent past elections, between 80% to 90% of provisional ballots have been counted. We expect that trend to continue with this election.

    Conditional Ballots: 209

    Ballots in need of Duplication: 7,239”

    Stay tuned for updates, regarding the close races (i.e. PCC Board District 5).

  4. Looks like McSally is going to win. She’s ahead now with 99 percent reporting.

    I will refrain from writing what I’m thinking.

    Suffice it to say that only in a RED STATE like Arizona, a state where most of the electorate revels in being the shithole of the southwest, could someone like McSally be elected to the Senate.

    So, enjoy it, Arizona. Just keep f***ing yourself.

    • Yes, Congresswoman McSally is now ahead almost 16,000 votes, with the lead increasing since last night. Stay tuned for final tally once the provisional ballots are counted this week.

    • After today’s tabulation of votes, Sinema is now ahead of McSally by 9610 votes, but stay tuned for tomorrow’s counting.
      Democrat Kathy Hoffman has slipped into the winning category (for now) for Supe of Public Instruction, leading Republican Frank Riggs by 20,348.
      This will be an up and down week, till final results are posted.

      • Yeah, Carolyn, when I wrote that comment on Wednesday at 6:53 AM I didn’t know about the 600K ballots left to count statewide.

        One thing we’re learning from this election, nationwide, is that we need to overhaul how we vote. What is happening in Georgia is nothing but GOP corruption on an massive scale, done in broad daylight as though they just simply don’t care. Catch us if you can. And Florida isn’t too far behind, but the worst problems seem to be more concentrated in certain places like Broward County. Broward is just north of Dade County in southern FL, heavily Democratic and also the location of the Parkland shooting. Great place to steal an election if you’re the GOP.

        Greg Palast has got his work cut out for him for awhile, digging up all the GOP election shenanigans.

        But if Sinema ends up winning, and I pray she does, Arizona will have dodged a bullet. And who knows? Maybe it will be better for Arizona Democrats in 2020.

        • None of us knew how many uncounted ballots there were on Tues. night or Wed. morning. Sigh. AZ needs to cut off the deadline for early ballots a lot earlier as the State of Hawaii does for their early ballots. We won’t know who actually won these close races till early next week, so it takes a week of waiting for the final unofficial results from elections in Arizona.

    • You bet Lee. Republican Riggs still winning for Superintendent of Public Instruction and recount only mandated if difference is within 200 votes, statewide. Democrats have won back CD 2 seat with former Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick. Incumbents Todd Clodfelter (R) in LD 10 appears to have lost, along with Toni Hellon (R) Clerk of the Superior Court, as well as TUSD Bd. member Michael Hicks. There will be a new Bd. member on TUSD – educator Leila Counts. PCC District 5 race too close to call between Luis Gonzales and Debi Chess Mabie, as provisional ballots to be counted this week.

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