At long last (since the General Election was on Nov.8, 2022), Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs has published the final unofficial election results, after nearly two weeks of counting by 15 AZ Counties of those early& provisional ballots submitted on Election Day. Pima County also published theirs on Nov.18. Voter turnout statewide was 62.56%.
On Federal level, AZ Congressional delegation is now: 3 Democrats and 6 Republicans, plus US Senator Mark Kelly (D) re-elected for 6 years
On State level, Republicans hold these seats: Superintendent of Public Instruction, State Mine Inspector, Treasurer, Corporation Commission (2 seats). They retain the majority (4-1) on that 5 member Commission.
Democrats now hold these seats: Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General. (One Dem on AZ Corporation Commission from 2020)
In the AZ Legislature for Southern Arizona in LD 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 – Dems won in LD 18, 20, 21; statewide Republicans hold 16 seats, Dems 14 in 30 member State Senate; in the 60 member House Rs hold 31 and Ds hold 29, so Arizona Legislature is still Republican controlled in both bodies.
Incumbents unseated in 2022 were — CD 2 Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D), Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman (D); Corporation Commissioner Sandra Kennedy (D), Pima Community College board member Demion Clinco.
Final outcome of nonpartisan TUSD Governing Board (2 open seats): Jennifer Eckstrom and Val Romero. Eckstrom is the former Mayor & Councilwoman of South Tucson, and Romero ran as an Independent against Ward 6 Councilman Steve Kozachik (D) in Nov. 2020. He is not related to Tucson Mayor Regina Romero (D).
Is Arizona purple? In 2018 four Dems were elected statewide — Sec. of State Katie Hobbs, Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman, Corp. Commissioner Sandra Kennedy and US Senator Kyrsten Sinema, then joined by US Senator Mark Kelly and AZ Corp Commissioner Anna Tovar in 2020. Now in 2022 Dems hold 4 statewide offices plus both seats in the U.S. Senate.
Congratulations to new Governor-elect Katie Hobbs, Sec. of State-elect Adrian Fontes, Attorney General-elect Kris Mayes.
Stay tuned for any recounts or challenges/law suits to these General Election results.