2018 Election Candidates

As Arizona heads toward August primary election, KJZZ’s The Show is inviting candidates in contested races to talk about why they’re running and some of the key issues in their contests. Check back for updates after the interview airs on The Show.


Ken Bennett Photo
Ken Bennett
Doug Ducey Photo
Doug Ducey
Steve Farley Photo
Steve Farley
Kelly Fryer Photo
Kelly Fryer
David Garcia Photo
David Garcia

U.S. Senate

Deedra Abboud Photo
Deedra Abboud
Joe Arpaio Photo
Joe Arpaio
Kyrsten Sinema Photo
Kyrsten Sinema
Kelli Ward Photo
Kelli Ward
  • Martha McSally - Republican

Secretary of State

Michele Reagan Photo
Michele Reagan
  • Steve Gaynor - Republican

Superintendent Of Public Instruction

Diane Douglas
Diane Douglas
Jonathan GelbartPhoto
Jonathan Gelbart
Kathy Hoffman Photo
Kathy Hoffman
Tracy Livingston Photo
Tracy Livingston
Frank Riggs Photo
Frank Riggs
David Schapira Photo
David Schapira
  • Bob Branch - Republican

1st Congressional District

Wendy Rogers Photo
Wendy Rogers
Tiffany Shedd Photo
Tiffany Shedd
Steve Smith Photo
Steve Smith

5th Congressional District

Joan Greene Photo
Joan Greene
Jose Torres Photo
Jose Torres

6th Congressional District

Anita Malik Photo
Anita Malik
Garrick McFadden Photo
Garrick McFadden
Heather Ross Photo
Heather Ross

7th Congressional District

Ruben Gallego Photo
Ruben Gallego
  • Catherine Miranda - Democrat

8th Congressional District

Sandra Dowling Photo
Sandra Dowling
Debbie Lesko Photo
Debbie Lesko

9th Congressional District

Steve Ferrara Photo
Steve Ferrara
Dave Giles Photo
Dave Giles
  • Irina Baroness Von Behr - Republican
With Arizona’s primary election just one week away, the number of registered voters has been updated. Today, the Secretary of State’s office is reporting the number of independent voters has risen again.
Aug. 19, 2014
Maricopa County offers ballots in English and Spanish and a special touchscreen option for members of the Tohono O’Odham tribe.
Aug. 15, 2014
A publicist for Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Ducey is questioning whether Gov. Jan Brewer will be able to spend money from her Political Action Committee in support of candidate Steve Smith.
Aug. 15, 2014
If you want an early ballot and haven’t requested one, you have until 5 p.m. Friday to contact your county recorder’s office.
Aug. 14, 2014
The Maricopa County Elections Department says over the past three weeks about 25,000 more independent voters have asked for an early ballot to vote in this month's primary. That brings the total number of potential independent early voters to nearly 76,000.
Aug. 12, 2014
Lawyers for Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne tried to convince a judge that the Clean Elections Commission shouldn't be allowed to investigate charges of improper campaign contributions.
Aug. 11, 2014
The rhetoric in the Republican gubernatorial primary race is getting so nasty state Party Chairman Robert Graham is urging the candidates to cool it.
Aug. 11, 2014
The third time is a charm — or at least that’s what Peoria hopes. After two wrong ballots, Maricopa County will mail a third ballot to voters in the Mesquite District of Peoria with the correct city council candidates.
Aug. 7, 2014
Gov. Jan Brewer has officially endorsed former Mesa Mayor Scott Smith to succeed her in office. Brewer joined Smith at the Chicago Cubs training facility in Mesa to make the announcement Thursday.
Aug. 7, 2014
The term "dark money" has been used a lot lately, especially during the current election season.
Aug. 6, 2014
State Senator Chester Crandell died while horseback riding near his home in eastern Arizona on Monday. But there’s a process about how votes are counted when a candidate dies during the campaign.
Aug. 5, 2014
As Arizona’s candidates tout their endorsements ahead of next month’s primary, Phoenix-based Behavior Research Center Director Earl DeBerge says these “seals of approval” are more important to voters than many might think.
Aug. 4, 2014
The two Republican candidates for Attorney General faced off last night in a televised debate on KAET. Incumbent Tom Horne has faced several scandals and investigations during his time in office, including recent charges that his staff does campaign work on state time.
Jul. 29, 2014
Monday was the last day for voters to register before the primary election.
Jul. 29, 2014
Voters may get another chance to decide if they want to create nonpartisan elections in the state.
Jul. 28, 2014
How do you get more people to vote in Arizona— especially those who are younger and not tied to one of the two traditional political parties?
Jul. 25, 2014
Early voting for Arizona’s primary election starts next Thursday, and the highest-profile, most congested battle is among the Republican gubernatorial candidates.
Jul. 25, 2014
Tuesday night, KJZZ hosted five of the Republican candidates in the race to be Arizona's next governor. The candidates answered questions related to K-12 education funding, job creation and border security.
Jul. 23, 2014
Five of the six Republicans in the race for governor gathered for a forum hosted by KJZZ on Tuesday night at the Arizona Historical Society.
Jul. 22, 2014
If you want to vote in the state primary election next month, you have six more days to get registered.
Jul. 22, 2014