Legislative District 15

Allen, Carter, Barto win in LD15

Former Republican lawmaker David Burnell Smith lost his campaign to take out Republican Rep. John Allen for the GOP nomination to the second House seat in Legislative District 15.

Every vote counts: Legislative primary races remain too close to call

If you think your vote can’t make a difference, think again. In three of Arizona’s legislative primary races, the difference between the winning and losing candidates is only a handful of votes.
Rep. Heather Carter, R-Cave Creek, debates an amendment to House Bill 2291, an expansion for Arizona's school-voucher program, before members vote on the measure at the Arizona Capitol on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Phoenix. Key Republicans, including Carter, joined Democrats to vote down House Bill 2291, which would have made another 100,000 to 120,000 low-income students eligible for the Arizona Empowerment Scholarship Accounts program. (Photo by Ross D. Franklin, AP)

Carter leads while Allen, Burnell Smith fight for second seat

Despite being one of the top targets of conservative Republicans for her role pushing Medicaid expansion through the House, Republican Rep. Heather Carter of Cave Creek coasted to an easy victory in Legislative District 15.