• Bennett cruises to reelection as secretary of state

    Republican Ken Bennett will continue as Arizona’s secretary of state. Bennett, who was appointed to the position when Jan Brewer was elevated to governor last year, defeated Democrat Chris Deschene in the Nov. 2 election.

  • AZ Secretary of State faces freshman lawmaker in race

    Arizonans who are registered to vote at a Tempe precinct, work in Glendale and drive their kids elsewhere for school would have more options to cast a ballot under a goal shared by the candidates for secretary of state.

  • Deschene wins Dem nomination for SOS

    State Rep. Chris Deschene has won the Democratic nomination to compete for the job of Arizona’s chief elections officer and second in line to the governor.

  • 2 vie for Democratic nod for secretary of state

    A freshman lawmaker and a former Arizona real estate commissioner are vying for the Democratic nod to become the state’s next chief elections officer and second in line to the governor.

  • Secretary of State Voting History (access required)

    2002 PRIMARY GENERAL Party Candidate Votes Votes % Democrat Chris Cummiskey 182,737 548,011 46.3% Libertarian Sean Nottingham 2,581 51,100 4.3% Republican Jan Brewer 129,470 585,481 49.4% Sharon Collins 59,049 Sal Diciccio 96,382 2006 PRIMARY GENERAL Party Candidate Votes Votes % Democrat Israel Torres 196,709 583,646 39.4% Libertarian Ernest Hancock 3,124 51,093 3.4% Republican Jan Brewer [...]

  • Arizona Realtors back 78 statewide and legislative candidates

    The Arizona Association of Realtors endorsed 78 statewide and legislative candidates the group says promote issues important to homeowners, Realtors and the real estate industry.

  • Law firm appeals to remove Huppenthal from ballot (access required)

    A law firm associated with the Arizona Democratic Party is appealing a court ruling that threw out a complaint seeking to remove Sen. John Huppenthal from the ballot for Superintendent of Public Instruction.

  • Candidate challenges at-a-glance

    Here are the results, and pending appeals, of petition challenges against congressional, statewide and legislative candidates — and one justice of the peace candidate.

  • Huppenthal survives legal challenge to superintendent candidacy

    A judge on June 17 ruled against a complaint that alleged Sen. John Huppenthal, the Republican candidate for state Superintendent of Public Instruction, illegally gathered his petition signatures for the office.

  • Student: Huppenthal video was edited, taken out of context (access required)

    A video circulated by Democrats that purported to show a Republican candidate for state schools chief walking out on an interview with a high school journalist earlier this year did not reflect what actually happened.

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ARIZONA LEGISLATIVE REPORT