There aren’t many contested primary races in the Southern Arizona legislative districts this year. The LD 3 Senate race is contested in the Democratic primary, with challenger Sal Baldenegro going up against incumbent LD 3 State Senator Olivia Cajero Bedford. Baldenegro is a community activist who works as a Digial Media Specialist/boys soccer coach at Desert View High School. In 2012 his attorney wife Wenona Benally Baldenegro ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Congress in the Democratic primary in CD 1. Cajero Bedord has served in the State House and State Senate for 12 years. Both her parents Rep. Bernardo “Nayo” Cajero and Rep. Carmen Cajero served in the State House as well (respectively 5 and 14 years).
In June the two candidates recently debated for the AZ Citizens Clean Election Commission at PCC West, and here’s the link to the 40 minute video online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90w1tZswWr4&feature=youtu.be
More information about the candidates:
Baldenegro’s campaign website: http://www.baldenegroforthepeople.com/
Cajero Bedford’s member page: http://www.azleg.gov/MembersPage.asp?Member_ID=91&Legislature=51&Session_ID=110
and campaign website: http://www.senatorcajerobedford.com/
Watch the debate, read the literature about these two candidates and vote wisely on or before August 26 in the Arizona primary election. (Polls open at 6 a.m. for those of you who still vote in person). Early voting begins July 31, 2014.