LD26, candidates, Maricopa County, House, Senate, Crews
Jun 5, 2023

Crews appointed to fill LD26 House vacancy 

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors filled the vacancy in the state House of Representatives after appointing Quantá Crews to represent Legislative District 26. 

Arizona Democratic Party, Hobbs, election, Bejarano, Gallardo, ballots, party, legislature
Jan 28, 2023

Dems elect vice-chair Bejarano to head state party

Arizona Democrats have elected Yolanda Bejarano to chair the party. Bejarano won 70.2% of the vote on Jan. 28, receiving 440 votes to her opponent, Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Gallardo’s 186 for the top job in the Arizona Democratic Party. 

Democrats, Gallego, election, ballots, Sinema, No Labels, lawsuit
Jan 24, 2023

Democrats eye new Congressional opening 

The heavily Democratic Congressional District 3 is seemingly open for takers now that Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-AZ, has announced that he’ll run for Senate.   Several Democrats are considering a run, but it’s a big risk. In such a blue district, whichever Democrat wins the primary is almost guaranteed the seat, and there’s no limit on how many primary candidates can run.  

Arizona Democrats discuss at a press conference Wednesday what they called a "broken promise" by Gov. Jan Brewer to either make sure a controversial election bill did not pass or would be vetoed. (Photo by Evan Wyloge/Arizona Capitol Times)
Jun 19, 2013

Gallardo: Brewer broke promise to kill election overhaul bill

Democratic Senator Steve Gallardo said June 19 Gov. Jan Brewer violated a promise to help stop a controversial election overhaul bill from passing or to veto it.

Jun 11, 2013

13 apply for redistricting panel vacancy

Thirteen people have applied to fill a vacant Democratic seat on the state’s five-person redistricting commission to replace a commissioner who suddenly resigned in May.

Apr 30, 2013

Bills often fail to get past COW

The Committee of the Whole, the last chance to amend measures in either chamber before bills go to the floor for a third read, can represent a tremendous hurdle for lawmakers guiding their legislation through the process.

Apr 18, 2013

Recall bill soundly defeated in Senate

A bill to overhaul the recall election process in Arizona to protect Sheriff Joe Arpaio and other elected officials was defeated today in the state Senate. HB2282 failed by a 10-18 vote. It would have created a primary and general election process in the event an elected official is recalled, as opposed to the current non-partisan, winner-take-all election.

Apr 15, 2013

Capitol Quotes: April 12, 2013

This week's most outstanding quips, gibes and utterances from Arizona's political scene.

Apr 4, 2013

Arizona Senate rejects tougher teacher evaluations

The Arizona Senate has rejected a bill making it easier to fire some low-performing teachers.

Arizona gun bills
Apr 1, 2013

Republicans defeat Democrats’ gun safety amendments

The Arizona Senate today defeated 18 amendments sponsored by Democrats for a bill to prevent the destruction of firearms surrendered to law enforcement agencies.

Arizona AG proposes arming 1 educator per school
Mar 13, 2013

Senate moves to arm Arizona school employees

A bill to allow school employees to carry guns in schools received the preliminary approval of the state Senate today, while another Republican gun measure appears to lack the votes to clear the chamber.

Feb 22, 2013

Capitol quotes: February 22, 2012

This week's most outstanding quips, gibes and utterances.