Legislative District 7


A day of drama: Here is a rundown of who won, who lost in Tuesday’s election

Arizona failed to turn blue in the presidential election, but Democrats picked up at least one seat in the Legislature, and voters ousted the infamous Republican Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Candace Begody-Begay, a Republican from Ganado, submitted nomination petitions June 1 for her run for the Senate in Legislative District 7 to replace her husband, Sen. Carlyle Begay, who is running in Congressional District Five. (Photo by Gary Grado, Arizona Capitol Times)

Judge tosses Begody-Begay from election ballot

A GOP candidate once touted by the Arizona Republican Party as tough-to-beat in the Democratic stronghold of Legislative District 7 won’t even be on the ballot in August.

Republicans and Democrats see presidential race as key to shaking up state Legislature

With Donald Trump atop the November ballot, Arizona politicos say all bets are off in the down-ballot races, where the ripples from the “Trump effect” could turn into giant waves that wipe out the status quo at the Capitol.