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Freshmen lawmakers – notables from the class of 2015 (access required)

Newly elected Rep. Chris Ackerly, a teacher and pro-education Republican, won heavily in the Pima County portion of southern Arizona’s Legislative District 2.

In the upcoming 2015 legislative session, one-third of the lawmakers in the Arizona House of Representatives will be freshmen. The 21 freshmen lawmakers – including four who are returning to the Capitol after absences, some for more than a decade – come from diverse backgrounds. They include a surgeon, a dentist, two teachers, two restaurant owners, a judge and a talk show host, to name a few.

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Pre-election victors: 7 lawmakers face zero opposition in 2014, more have limited competition (access required)

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It may be hours before polls close and votes are counted in Arizona’s 2014 primary elections, but for a handful of candidates, today is just a formality. Five senators and two representatives are running unopposed in both the primary and the November general election, ensuring their place at the Capitol. And election is all but assured for many more candidates who are running on one-party-dominant districts.

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