Southern Az legislative races of note for General Election, 2016


CD 2 House

Dr. Matt Heinz (D) vs. Congresswoman Martha McSally (R)

CD 3 House

Congressman Raul Grijalva (D), incumbent, unopposed

LD 2 Senate

Andrea Dalessandro (D) incumbent vs. Shelley Kais (R)

LD 2 House (2 seats)

Chris Ackerley (R), incumbent

Rosanna Galdaldon (D), incumbent

Daniel Hernandez Jr. (D)

LD 3 Senate

Olivia Cajero Bedford (D) incumbent,  unopposed

LD 3 House (2 seats)

Edward “Trey” Cizek III (G)

Sally Gonzales (D), incumbent

Macario Saldate (D), incumbent

LD 9 Senate 

Steve Farley (D) incumbent , unopposed

LD 9 House (2 seats, one open)

Dr.Randy Friese (D), incumbent

Pam Powers Hannley (D)

Ana Henderson (R)

LD 10 Senate

David Bradley (D) incumbent vs. Randall Phelps (R)

LD 10 House (2 seats, one open)

Todd Clodfelter (R)

Kirsten Engel (D)

Stefanie Mach (D), incumbent

LD 11 Senate

Steve Smith (R) incumbent vs. Ralph Atchue (D)

LD 11 House (2 seats)

Mark Finchem (R), incumbent

Corin Hammond (D)

Vince Leach (R), incumbent

LD 14 Senate

Gail Griffin (R) incumbent vs. Jaime Alvarez (D)

LD 14 House (2 seats – open)

Mike Holmes (D)

Drew John (R)

Jason Lindstrom (D)

Becky Nutt (R)

Check our Calendar listings for upcoming Arizona Citizens Clean Election Commission debates for the contested state races. The LD 2 one is next week on September 27.  LD 14 debate is on September 28.

Vote wisely on or before Nov. 8, 2016. Early voting starts Oct. 12.

As to Pima County races, here’s the General election list:

Pima County races in the General Election 2016

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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. Hi Carolyn,

    Are you going to cover County election races also? The Green Party of Pima County is fielding 6 candidates for County offices on the General Election ballot in 2016:

    2016 GREEN Candidates
    US President:
    Jill Stein

    AZ State House District 3:
    Trey Cizek

    Pima Co. Attorney:
    Cyndi Tuell

    Pima Co. Recorder:
    Mike Cease

    Pima Co. Board of Supervisor District 4:
    Josh Reilly

    Pima Co. Board of Supervisor District 5:
    Martin Bastidas

    Pima Co. Justice of the Peace Judicial District 9:
    Nancy Knox-Bierman

    Pima Co. Constable Justice of the Peace Judicial District 4:
    Beryl Baker

    Mike Cease
    GPPC Chairperson

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