Updated SWAG List of State Primary Candidates for 2020

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It is time to update the “silly wild ass guess” (SWAG) list of candidates running for office in November. Below is a list of candidates who made the cut at the filing deadline to run for either the State Legislature or a seat on the Corporation Commission. The filing deadline for declared party candidacies was April 6, 2020. Write-in Primary Candidates have until July 2020 to file.

Voters need to pay attention to these races just as much as the Presidential and Congressional ones. The public servants who are in the State Legislature and the Corporation Commission affect the everyday lives of every Arizona resident either by determining how much money school gets, setting rates for utility companies, and developing the criteria to qualify for programs like Medicaid.

They also serve as developing public servants that will run for higher office. 

The Arizona Legislative and Corporate Commission Primaries will be held on August 4, 2020.

The General Election will be held on November 3, 2020.

The name of the candidates has been taken from the Arizona Secretary of State Office.

The Corporation Commission Candidates are listed after the legislative candidates.

The name of the candidates is shown by the last name first, then the position they are running for (senate candidates listed first), then the district, and the political party.

If you are aware of any corrections to be made, please let us know in the comments.

Legislative District 1

FANN, KAREN Senator Dist 1 Rep

BLISS, SELINA Rep Dist 1 Rep

BURGES, JUDY Rep Dist 1 Rep

COCCHIOLA, ED Rep Dist 1 Rep

NGUYEN, QUANG Rep Dist 1 Rep

SCHUCK, DAVID Rep Dist 1 Rep

SENSMEIER, STEVEN Rep Dist 1 Rep

STAHL, JUDY Rep Dist 1 Dem

Legislative District 2

GABALDON, ROSANNA Senator Dist 2 Dem

WORKMAN, MARK Senator Dist 2 Rep

DALESSANDRO, ANDREA Rep Dist 2 Dem

HERNANDEZ, DANIEL Rep Dist 2 Dem

PARRA, LUIS Rep Dist 2 Dem

PEARD, BILLY Rep Dist 2 Dem

MCEWEN, DEBORAH ANN Rep Dist 2 Rep

Legislative District 3

GONZALES, SALLY Senator Dist 3 Dem

CANO, ANDRÉS Rep Dist 3 Dem

HERNANDEZ, ALMA C Rep Dist 3 Dem

SOTO, JAVIER R Rep Dist 3 Dem

Legislative District 4

ANGRY, TRAVIS Senator Dist 4 Rep

OTONDO, LISA Senator Dist 4 Dem

FERNANDEZ, CHARLENE R Rep Dist 4 Dem

JOHN, JOEL DEE Rep Dist 4 Rep

PETEN, GERALDINE Rep Dist 4 Dem

Legislative District 5

BORRELLI, SONNY Senator Dist 5 Rep

BIASIUCCI, LEO Rep Dist 5 Rep

COBB, REGINA Rep Dist 5 Rep

Legislative District 6

ALLEN, SYLVIA TENNEY Senator Dist 6 Rep

FRENCH, FELICIA Senator Dist 6 Dem

ROGERS, WENDY Senator Dist 6 Rep

BARTON, BRENDA Rep Dist 6 Rep

BLACKMAN, WALT Rep Dist 6 Rep

EVANS, CORAL Rep Dist 6 Dem

Legislative District 7

PESHLAKAI, JAMESCITA MAE Senator Dist 7 Dem

PARKS, JAMES “JIM” Rep Dist 7 Rep

PEELMAN, DAVID Rep Dist 7 Rep

TELLER, ARLANDO SEAN Rep Dist 7 Dem

TSOSIE, MYRON Rep Dist 7 Dem

Legislative District 8

MCGUIRE, BARABARA Senator Dist 8 Dem

SHOPE, THOMAS JR. Senator Dist 8 Rep

CARTER, NEAL Rep Dist 8 Rep

COOK, DAVID Rep Dist 8 Rep

GIRARD, SHARON Rep Dist 8 Dem

PRATT, FRANK Rep Dist 8 Rep

Legislative District 9

STEELE, VICTORIA L. Senator Dist 9 Dem

FRIESE, RANDALL S Rep Dist 9 Dem

LYONS, BRENDAN TIMOTHY Rep Dist 9

POWERS HANNLEY, PAMELA Rep Dist 9 Dem

Legislative District 10

ENGEL, KIRSTEN Senator Dist 10 Dem

WADSACK, JUSTINE Senator Dist 10 Dem

DEGRAZIA, DOMINGO Rep Dist 10 Dem

GUMMERE, MABELLE Rep Dist 10 Rep

HICKS, MICHAEL Rep Dist 10 Rep

STAHL HAMILTON, STEPHANIE Rep Dist 10 Dem

STAPLETON-SMITH, PAUL Rep Dist 10 Dem

Legislative District 11

LEACH, VENDEN “VINCE” W Senator Dist 11 Rep

MENDOZA, JOANNA Senator Dist 11 Dem

PATTERSON, LINDA DARECE Senator Dist 11 Dem

FINCHEM, MARK Rep Dist 11 Rep

PEREZ, FELIPE REYES Rep Dist 11 Dem

ROBERTS, BRET Rep Dist 11 Rep

Legislative District 12

PETERSEN, WARREN Senator Dist 12 Rep

ROBINSON, LYNSEY W Senator Dist 12 Dem

BOESEN, MARK Rep Dist 12 Rep

GRANTHAM, TRAVIS Rep Dist 12 Rep

HOFFMAN, JAKE Rep Dist 12 Rep

Legislative District 13

KERR, SINE Senator Dist 13 Rep

DUNN, TIMOTHY Rep Dist 13 Rep

MONTENEGRO, STEVE Rep Dist 13 Rep

OSBORNE, JOANNE W Rep Dist 13 Rep

SANDOVAL. MARIANA Rep. Dist 13 Dem

Legislative District 14

GOWAN, DAVID Senator Dist 14 Rep

KARP, BOB Senator Dist 14 Dem

BEACH – MOSCHETTI, KIMBERLY “KIM” Rep Dist 14 Dem

GRIFFIN, GAIL Rep Dist 14 Rep

MAESTAS-CONDOS, RONNIE Rep Dist 14 Dem

NUTT, BECKY ANN Rep Dist 14 Rep

Legislative District 15

BARTO, NANCY KAY Senator Dist 15 Rep

CARTER, HEATHER Senator Dist 15 Rep

DYBVIG-PAWELKO, KRISTIN Rep Dist 15 Dem

HAMSTREET, JARRET Rep Dist 15 Rep

KAISER, STEVE Rep Dist 15 Rep

WILMETH, JUSTIN Rep Dist 15 Rep

Legislative District 16

TOWNSEND, KELLY Senator Dist 16 Rep

FILLMORE, JOHN Rep Dist 16 Rep

GODZICH, LISA Rep Dist 16 Rep

MORIARTY, FOREST JOHN Rep Dist 16 Rep

PARKER, JACQUELINE Rep Dist 16 Rep

Legislative District 17

KURDOGLU, AJLAN “A.J.” Senator Dist 17 Dem

MESNARD, J.D. Senator Dist 17 Rep

ELLEN, NORA Rep Dist 17 Rep

HARRIS, LIZ Rep. Dist 17 Rep

PAWLIK, JENNIFER LYNN Rep Dist 17 Dem

WENINGER, JEFF Rep Dist 17 Rep

Legislative District 18

BOWIE, SEAN Senator Dist 18 Dem

SHARER, SUZANNE Senator Dist 18 Rep

EPSTEIN, DENISE “MITZI” Rep Dist 18 Dem

JERMAINE, JENNIFER Rep Dist 18 Dem

ROBSON, BOB Rep Dist 18 Rep

SHEAHAN,ALYSSA Rep Dist 18 Rep

Legislative District 19

CONTRERAS, GUADALUPE CHAVIRA Senator Dist 19

ESPINOZA, JOSE DIEGO Rep Dist 19 Dem

RAMIREZ, ARTURO Rep Dist 19 Dem

SIERRA, LORENZO Rep Dist 19 Dem

SUN, LEEZAH Rep Dist 19 Dem

Legislative District 20

ERVIN, DOUGLAS Senator Dist 20 Dem

BOLICK, SHAWNNA Rep Dist 20 Rep

KERN, ANTHONY T Rep Dist 20 Rep

SCHWIEBERT, JUDY Rep Dist 20 Dem

Legislative District 21

GRAY, RICK Senator Dist 21 Rep

WHITMAN, BRYAN Senator Dist 21 Dem

KNECHT, KATHY Rep Dist 21 Dem

MILLER, RANDY Rep Dist 21 Rep

PAYNE, KEVIN Rep Dist 21 Rep

PINGERELLI, BEVERLY Rep Dist 21 Rep

Legislative District 22

DICARLO, VAN Senator Dist 22 Rep

LIVINGSTON, DAVID ALAN Senator Dist 22 Rep

NGUYEN, HOP Senator Dist 22 Rep

TYREE, SARAH Senator Dist 22 Dem

CARROLL, FRANK Rep Dist 22 Rep

GARCIA, WENDY L Rep Dist 22 Dem

HONNE, MARY “KATHLEEN” Rep Dist 22 Dem

TOMA, BENJAMIN Rep Dist 22 Rep

Legislative District 23

BLATTMAN, SETH Senator Dist 23 Dem

KOLODIN, ALEXANDER Senator Dist 23 Rep

KWASMAN, ADAM Senator Dist 23 Rep

UGENTI-RITA, MICHELLE Senator Dist 23 Rep

CHAPLIK, JOSEPH Rep Dist 23 Rep

FOX, JACQUELINE Rep Dist 23 Rep

KAVANAGH, JOHN Rep Dist 23 Rep

KURLAND, ERIC Rep Dist 23 Dem

LAWRENCE, JAY Rep Dist 23 Rep

Legislative District 24

ALSTON, LELA Senator Dist 24 Dem

STARZYK, RYAN Senator Dist 24 Dem

LONGDON, JENNIFER Rep Dist 24 Dem

SHAH, AMISH Rep Dist 24 Dem

Legislative District 25

PACE, TYLER Senator Dist 25 Rep

WEIGEL, PAUL Senator Dist 25 Dem

BOWERS, RUSSELL W Rep Dist 25 Rep

HUG, SUZANNE Rep Dist 25 Dem

PEARCE, KATHY Rep Dist 25 Rep

UDALL, MICHELLE Rep Dist 25 Rep

Legislative District 26

CHIN, JAE MAN Senator Dist 26 Rep

GRANILLO, JANA LYNN Senator Dist 26 Dem

MENDEZ, JUAN JOSE Senator Dist 26 Dem

HERNANDEZ, MELODY SAVANNAH Rep Dist 26 Dem

LOUGHRIGE, BILL “WJL” Rep Dist 26 Rep

MORALES, PATRICK Rep Dist 26 Dem

NEZ-MANUEL, DEBBIE Rep Dist 26 Dem

SALMAN, ATHENA Rep Dist 26 Dem

SIFUENTES, SETH MARCUS Rep Dist 26 Rep

Legislative District 27

RIOS, REBECCA Senator Dist 27 Dem

SHREVES, GARLAND Senator Dist 27 Rep

BOLDING, REGINALD Rep Dist 27 Dem

MIRANDA, CATHERINE Rep Dist 27 Dem

PENA M., TATIANA Rep Dist 27 Rep

RODRIGUEZ, DIEGO Rep Dist 27 Dem

Legislative District 28

BROPHY MCGEE, KATE Senator Dist 28 Rep

MARSH, CHRISTINE PORTER Senator Dist 28 Dem

BOWERS, KENNETH ROBINSON JR Rep Dist 28 Rep

BUTLER, KELLI Rep Dist 28 Dem

JACKSON, JANA Rep Dist 28 Rep

LIEBERMAN, AARON Rep Dist 28 Dem

Legislative District 29

WILSON, JOHN Senator Dist 29 Rep

QUEZADA, MARTIN J Senator Dist 29 Dem

ANDRADE, RICHARD Rep Dist 29 Dem

BRAGG JR, BILLY Rep Dist 29

CASTRO, TEDDY Rep Dist 29 Dem

CHAVEZ, CESAR Rep Dist 29 Dem

FOKSZANSKYJ-CONTI, HELEN Rep Dist 29 Rep

MCMILLAN, ALYSIA “ARIESUPTOP” Rep Dist 29 Rep

Legislative District 30

NAVARRETE, OTONIEL Senator Dist 30 Dem

MEZA, ROBERT Rep Dist 30 Dem

TERAN, RAQUEL Rep Dist 30 Dem

Arizona Corporation Commission (3 Seats)

DUNN, BOYD Corp Commissioner Rep

FARNSWORTH, DAVID CHRISTIAN Corp Commissioner Rep

MARQUEZ PETERSON, LEA Corp Commissioner Rep

MUNDELL, BILL Corp Commissioner Dem

MYERS, NICHOLAS Corp Commissioner Rep

OWENS, KIM Corp Commissioner Rep

SLOAN, ERIC Corp Commissioner Rep

STANFIELD, SHEA Corp Commissioner Dem

TOVAR, ANNA Corp Commissioner Dem


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3 COMMENTS

  1. For Southern Az good news for LD 3 and LD 9 Senate, no Republican opposition so Senators Sally Ann Gonzales and Victoria Steele will be elected outright. Only contested races in Primary are LD 11 Senate, LD 2, LD 3 and 10 in the House for the Dems. Then on to the General.

    • The GOP will attempt a write-in candidate in LD 9. Good luck with COVID-19 shutting down petition circulators.

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