Martin Quezada

Nov 17, 2022

Republican Treasurer Yee trounces Democrat

The candidate who earned the most votes around the state in a contested race was Kimberly Yee, the incumbent Republican treasurer who trounced her Democratic opponent, Sen. Martin Quezada, D-Glendale, by 11 percentage points. 

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Nov 10, 2022

Dems expand leads in key races, Election Day drop-offs could shift momentum

Democrats running for key statewide offices expanded narrow leads over their Republican opponents Thursday.

Nov 8, 2022

Yee ahead in Treasurer’s race

Incumbent Treasurer Kimberly Yee currently holds a growing lead in the treasurer’s race over Sen. Martín Quezada, D-Glendale.  As of 8 a.m. Wednesday, Yee led with 56% to Quezada’s 44%, according to early unofficial results.   Quezada raised nearly as much as Yee during the campaign, but he was still fighting an uphill battle against […]

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Sep 15, 2022

Special session pushed to avoid over $1B in school funding cuts

Democrats and public school officials are again asking Gov. Doug Ducey to call a special legislative session to avoid over $1 billion in K-12 funding cuts this school year, months after Republicans used the promise of a special session as a carrot to bring Democrats on board with this year’s historic bipartisan budget. 

May 31, 2022

Tactic to force vote on gun bill fails

Senate Republicans quashed a bid Tuesday to force a vote on legislation to forbid people from buying weapons unless they first have a background check.

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May 19, 2022

Bill makes illegal voting practice illegal – again

Republican lawmakers are asking Gov. Doug Ducey to sign a bill they concede has no practical effect. 

Apr 22, 2022

Senate leadership scramble, 3 eye presidency

The Senate is preparing to select new leadership next year in both parties, and three Republicans seem confident that they can win the presidency. 

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Mar 22, 2022

Senate panel approves resurrected election bill

A Senate panel gave a new, temporary life Monday to a bill that would restrict early voting and mandate hand counts of ballots.

Mar 14, 2022

Republican election bills continue to die in the Senate

A total of 14 Republican bills died on the Senate floor on Monday, the most bills struck down in one session in recent memory.  Sen. Paul Boyer, R-Glendale, voted against 12 of the dead bills along with the entire Democratic caucus. Without Boyer’s vote, the Republicans did not have the 16 votes needed to pass […]

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Aug 27, 2021

Getting around public records law

When one Democratic state senator was arrested at the start of August, his colleagues snapped into action.

Jul 27, 2021

State senator among arrested protestors at Sinema’s office

State Sen. Martin Quezada, D-Glendale, was arrested with two nationally known civil rights leaders and 36 others July 26 at an anti-filibuster sit-in at the Phoenix office of U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema.

Jul 23, 2021

Audit stirs dissension among GOP senators

In letting the Senate’s audit drag on as auditors demand more subpoenaed materials, Senate President Karen Fann has managed to delay a fight within her caucus over how to handle the eventual results.