The ADLCC plans to help Turn the Arizona State Legislature Blue in 2020.


Pleased with the Democratic gains in 2018, the Arizona Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (ADLCC) is again planning to target certain legislative districts in 2020 in the hopes of shifting the balance of power from red to blue in the State Legislature.

With Republicans holding a slim 31 to 29 seat majority in the State House and a 17 to 13 advantage in the State Senate, the ADLCC will employ several measures to secure a Democratic majority in 2021.

These measures include:

  • Working closely with candidates in targeted districts.
  • Improving digital outreach in these districts.
  • Increasing the volunteer and overall ground game in these areas.
Murphy Bannerman

Murphy Bannerman, the Communications Director for the ADLCC, commented that the “backlash from the 2016 Presidential elections” and the constant chaos from the Trump Administration and reactionary policies from the Republicans in Arizona have fueled high levels of voter turnout among Democrats and like-minded Independents in 2018.

She expressed hopes that those same voter sentiments coupled with the targeted coordination in likely swing legislative districts will help propel Democrats to majority status in the Arizona Legislature in 2021.

The ADLCC has assembled a list of first and second-tier legislative seats it plans to assist in 2020.

They hope their efforts in those targeted areas in 2020 will yield more positive results in addition to the gains they helped to achieve in 2018.

Time will tell.

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David Gordon
Living in Arizona since his family moved to Tempe from New York in 1982, David Gordon has three degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix in History, Political Science, and Secondary School Administration. A highly qualified Social Studies instructor and Certified School Principal, Mr. Gordon owned his own charter school, Grand Canyon College Preparatory Academy from 1997-2016. The school served students in grades 6-12 in the East Valley of Maricopa County. Many of the graduates of GCP earned college credit for free while still attending high school, some completing the first year of college before graduating. Among the speakers at the school's graduations were noted figures in Arizona Politics like Harry Mitchell, David Schweikert, Juan Mendes, Andrew Sherwood, and John Huppenthal. Mr. Gordon also participated in the revisions of the Arizona History and Social Studies standards. In January 2017, Mr. Gordon started the political blog Twenty-First Century Progressive Bull Moose. It has a global following and routinely comments on the political events of the day. Mr. Gordon also helps administer the Facebook page Living Blue in Arizona. He is also currently writing a series of Young Adult science fiction novels which incorporate the themes of time travel and its impact on history. Mr. Gordon is very happy to be asked to join the Blog for Arizona team and hopes to spread the progressive word to make Arizona a better place for everyone.