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Nov 2, 2022

GOP incumbents in LD16 express concerns

Legislative District 16 is one of the key competitive districts in the election despite not getting big spending from either party compared to other competitive districts, but it could provide a chance for Democrats to steal a seat in the state House of Representatives. 

Aug 28, 2018

Former lawmaker John Fillmore on his way back to Capitol

Former Rep. John Fillmore, a one-term lawmaker from Apache Junction who served from 2011-12, could be returning to the state Capitol.

Aug 28, 2018

Sen. David Farnsworth easily holds off challenger in LD16 Republican primary

Early polling results show Sen. David Farnsworth easily holding off a challenge from San Tan Valley Republican Michael Hernandez for re-election to the state Senate.

Sep 11, 2013

Maricopa County supervisors appoint Farnsworth to Arizona Senate

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors today appointed former lawmaker David Farnsworth as the next state senator in Legislative District 16.

Sep 7, 2013

Farnsworth, Fillmore and Townsend nominated as next LD16 state senator

GOP leaders in Maricopa County selected Republicans Dave Farnsworth, John Fillmore and Rep. Kelly Townsend as nominees to serve as the next state senator in Legislative District 16. The slate of nominees will be forwarded to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, which will select one of three to replace former Sen. Rich Crandall.

Sep 5, 2013

LD16 Republicans to nominate new AZ state senator

Legislative District 16 precinct committeemen from Maricopa County GOP are scheduled to meet Saturday evening to nominate three candidates to serve as the district's next Arizona state senator.

Aug 28, 2012

Coleman, Townsend win in LD16 House contest

Former Apache Junction Mayor Doug Coleman and Tea Party candidate Kelly Townsend of Mesa took the lead in a four-way House Republican primary Tuesday in House Legislative District 16.

Jul 26, 2012

Barton says Crandall sincere in his apology

A Republican representative says she believes a senator who accused her of harassing his teenage daughter and threatened to kill her bills is truly remorseful.

Jul 24, 2012

Crandall apologizes for angry voicemail

Facing an ethics complaint that calls for his removal from the Arizona Senate for allegations that he behaved unprofessionally, Sen. Rich Crandall has apologized for threatening to kill the bills of a fellow Republican who he believed harassed his daughter.

Jul 23, 2012

Rep. Barton files ethics complaint against Sen. Crandall

An Arizona legislator has followed through on filing an ethics complaint against another lawmaker. Republican Rep. Brenda Barton of Payson last week accused Republican Sen. Rich Crandall of Mesa of disorderly conduct by abusing his Senate Education Committee chairmanship to bully her.

Jul 17, 2012

Barton: Ethics complaint imminent against Crandall

Insisting that their dispute has transcended alleged tampering with campaign signs, Rep. Brenda Barton held a press conference this morning announcing that she will file an ethics complaint against Sen. Rich Crandall, R-Mesa, for leaving her a voicemail message on July 12 that she said was an attempt to intimidate and bully her.

Jul 17, 2012

Fillmore calls for Crandall’s ouster, despite history of defending disgraced ex-lawmakers

Rep. John Fillmore has defended a former lawmaker who was accused of domestic violence. And he’s asked the courts to be lenient on another legislator who was convicted of defrauding a children’s charity.

But the Apache Junction Republican says his political challenger, Sen. Rich Crandall, should be subject to an ethics trial, removed from his committee chairmanship and ultimately oust[...]