Legislative District 8

Republicans GOP Democrats politics parties

Despite prospects for a 15-15 Senate, voters keep the status quo

After all the talk of a split state Senate, with Republicans and Democrats evenly matched in voting power, the status quo reigned supreme.

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.

House Republican candidates maintain lead in Pinal County

The two state House seats in Pinal County’s Legislative District 8 will remain in Republican hands, as Democrat Carmen Casillas came up short against Republican Rep. T.J. Shope and political newcomer David Cook.