Election Contests and Ballot Measures

November 6, 2012 Arizona General Election

Arizona

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US President & Vice President (Arizona)
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Barack Obama - D
Websitemy.barackobama.com
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Joe Biden - D
Websitewww.whitehouse.gov/administration/vice-president-biden
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Mitt Romney - R
Websitewww.mittromney.com
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Paul Ryan - R
Websitewww.ryanforcongress.com
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Jill E. Stein - G
Websitewww.jill2016.com
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Cheri Honkala - G
Websitewww.jillstein.org/cheri_honkala
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Gary Johnson - L
Websitegaryjohnson2016.com
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James P. "Jim" Gray - L
Websitewww.judgejimgray.com
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US Senate
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Richard Carmona - D
Websitewww.carmonaforarizona.com
Marc Victor - L
Websitewww.victorforsenate.com
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Jeff Flake - R
Websitewww.flake.senate.gov
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US House of Representatives
U.S. Representative In Congress District No. 1
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Kim Allen - L
Websitewww.lp.org/candidates/liberty-candidates-12/kim-allen
Ann Kirkpatrick - D
Websitewww.kirkpatrickforsenate.com
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Jonathan Paton - R
Websitepatonforcongress.com
U.S. Representative In Congress District No. 2
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Ron Barber - D
Websiteronbarberforcongress.com
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Martha McSally - R
Websitemcsallyforcongress.com
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U.S. Representative In Congress District No. 3
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Raul M. Grijalva - D
Websitewww.standwithraul.com
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Blanca Guerra - L
Websitewww.guerraforcongress.com
Gabby Saucedo Mercer - R
Websitesaucedomercer.com
U.S. Representative In Congress District No. 4
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Paul Gosar - R
Websitewww.gosar4congress.com
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Richard Grayson - G
Websitegrayson-green.blogspot.com
Joe Pamelia - L
Websitewww.weresavingamerica.org
Johnnie Robinson - D
Websitewww.johnnieforcongress.com
U.S. Representative In Congress District No. 5
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Spencer Morgan - D
Matt Salmon - R
Websitesalmonforcongress.com
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U.S. Representative In Congress District No. 6
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Jack Anderson - L
Websitewww.lp.org/candidates/liberty-candidates-12/jack-anderson
Matt Jette - D
Mark Salazar - G
Websitewww.newmenu.org/marksalazar
David Schweikert - R
Websitewww.davidschweikert.com
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U.S. Representative In Congress District No. 7
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Joe Cobb - L
Websitejoecobb.com/wp
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Ed Pastor - D
Websitewww.edpastor.com
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U.S. Representative In Congress District No. 8
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Stephen Dolgos - I
Websitewww.votedolgos.com
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Trent Franks - R
Websitetrentfranks.com
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Gene Scharer - D
Websitegene4arizona.com
U.s. Representative In Congress District No. 9
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Powell Gammill - L
Websitewww.GammillForCongress.com
Vernon B. Parker - R
Websitevernonbparker.com
Kyrsten Sinema - D
Websitekyrstensinema.com
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Corporation Commissioner
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Marcia Busching - D
Websitemarciaforarizona.com
Sandra Kennedy - D
Websitewww.sandraforsolar.com
Paul Newman - D
Websitepaulnewmanaz.com/
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Thomas Meadows - G
Daniel Pout - G
Christopher Gohl - L
Susan Bitter Smith - R
Robert "Bob" Burns - R
Websitewww.azcc.gov/commissioners/RBurns/Default.asp
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Bob Stump - R
Websitewww.stump4az.com
Arizona Senate
State Senator District 1
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Tom Rawles - I
Websitewww.tomrawles2012.com
Steve Pierce - R
Websiteelectstevepierce.com
State Senator District 2
Linda Lopez - D
Websitewww.lindalopezforarizona.com
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State Senator District 3
Olivia Cajero Bedford - D
Websitewww.senatoroliviacajerobedford.com
State Senator District 4
Lynne Pancrazi - D
State Senator District 5
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Beth Weisser - D
Websitewww.bethweisser.com
Kelli Ward - R
State Senator District 6
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Tom Chabin - D
Websitewww.azleg.state.az.us/memberspage.asp?member_id=91&legislature=48
Chester Crandell - R
Websitewww.azleg.gov/MembersPage.asp?Member_ID=95&Legislature=50&Session_ID=102
State Senator District 7
Jack C. Jackson, Jr. - D
State Senator District 8
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Barbara McGuire - D
Websitewww.senatormcguire.com
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Dean Dill - L
Websitewww.deandill4az.com
Joe Ortiz - R
State Senator District 9
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Steve Farley - D
Websitewww.friendsofarley.com
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Tyler Mott - R
Websitewww.tylermott.com
State Senator District 10
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David Bradley - D
Websitebradleyforarizona.com
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Frank Antenori - R
State Senator District 11
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Jo Holt - D
Websitewww.holt4senate.com
Al Melvin - R
Websitewww.melvinforarizona.com
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State Senator District 12
Andy Biggs - R
Websitewww.azleg.gov/MembersPage.asp?Member_ID=22&Legislature=50&Session_ID=102
State Senator District 13
State Senator District 14
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Patricia V. Fleming - D
Websitewww.patflemingaz.com
Gail Griffin - R
Websitewww.azleg.gov/MembersPage.asp?Member_ID=97&Legislature=51&Session_ID=110
State Senator District 15
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Dennis G. Grenier - L
Nancy Barto - R
State Senator District 16
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Scott Prior - D
Websitewww.priorforazsenate.us
Rich Crandall - R
Websitewww.richcrandall.com
State Senator District 17
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Bill Gates - D
Websitegatesforazsenate.com
Steve Yarbrough - R
Websitewww.yarbroughsenate.com
State Senator District 18
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Janie Hydrick - D
Websitewww.hydrickforaz.com
John McComish - R
Websitevotemccomish.com
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State Senator District 19
Anna Tovar - D
Websiteazleg.gov/MembersPage.asp?Member_ID=125&Legislature=49&Session_ID=93
State Senator District 20
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Michael Powell - D
Websitewww.powellforazsenate.com
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Doug Q. Quelland - I
Websiteazleg.gov/MembersPage.asp?Member_ID=54&Legislature=49&Session_ID=93
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Kimberly Yee - R
Websitewww.kimberlyyee.com
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State Senator District 21
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Michael Tarrats - D
Rick Murphy - R
Websiterickmurphyaz.com
State Senator District 22
Judy M. Burges - R
Websitewww.azleg.gov/MembersPage.asp?Member_ID=90&Legislature=51&Session_ID=110
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State Senator District 23
Michele Reagan - R
State Senator District 24
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Katie Hobbs - D
Websitewww.katiehobbs.org
Augustine "Auggie" Bartning - R
State Senator District 25
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Greg Gadek - D
Websitewww.gadek2012.com
Bob Worsley - R
Websitebobworsleyforsenate.com
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State Senator District 26
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Ed Ableser - D
Websitewww.azleg.gov/MembersPage.asp?Member_ID=86&Legislature=51&Session_ID=112#bio
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Damian Trabel - L
Jerry Lewis - R
Websitejerrylewisforsenate.com
State Senator District 27
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Leah Landrum Taylor - D
Websitewww.leahlandrum.com
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Sarah Coleman - R
Websitewww.vote-coleman.com
State Senator District 28
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Eric Shelley - D
Adam Driggs - R
Websitewww.adamdriggs.com
51
State Senator District 29
Steve Gallardo - D
Websitewww.azleg.state.az.us/memberspage.asp?member_id=24&legislature=48
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State Senator District 30
Robert Meza - D
Websitewww.mezaforarizona.com
Arizona House
State Representative District 1
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Karen Fann - R
Websiteelectkarenfann.com
Andy Tobin - R
Websitewww.andytobin.com
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State Representative District 2
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Andrea Dalessandro - D
Websitedalessandroforaz.com
Rosanna Gabaldón - D
Websitewww.votegabaldon.com
John Christopher Ackerley - R
Websitechrisackerley.com
State Representative District 3
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Sally Ann Gonzales - D
Websitewww.votesallygonzales.com
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Macario Saldate - D
Websitevotesaldate.com
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State Representative District 4
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Juan Carlos "J.C." Escamilla - D
Lisa Otondo - D
State Representative District 5
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Pamela L. Durbin - D
Sonny Borrelli - R
Websitesonnyborrelli.com
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Doris Goodale - R
Websitewww.azleg.gov/MembersPage.asp?Member_ID=25&Legislature=49&Session_ID=87
State Representative District 6
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Doug Ballard - D
Angela Lefevre - D
Websitewww.angela4arizona.us
Brenda Barton - R
Websitewww.azleg.gov/MembersPage.asp?Member_ID=29&Legislature=51&Session_ID=110
Bob Thorpe - R
Websitewww.thorpe4az.com
State Representative District 7
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Albert Hale - D
Websitewww.azleg.gov/MembersPage.asp?Member_ID=30&Legislature=51&Session_ID=110
Jamescita Peshlakai - D
Websitewww.peshforsenate.com
State Representative District 8
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Ernest Bustamante - D
Emily Verdugo - D
Websitewww.emilyverdugo.com
Frank Pratt - R
Websiterealleadershipaz.com
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Thomas T. J. Shope - R
State Representative District 9
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Mohur Sarah Sidhwa - D
Victoria Steele - D
Websitewww.victoriasteeleforcongress.com
Ethan Orr - R
Websitewww.ethanforhouse.com
State Representative District 10
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Stefanie Mach - D
Websitewww.stefaniemach.com
Bruce Wheeler - D
Websitewww.brucewheeler2012.com
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Todd Clodfelter - R
Ted Vogt - R
Websiteazleg.gov/MembersPage.asp?Member_ID=130&Legislature=49&Session_ID=93
State Representative District 11
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Dave Joseph - D
Websitewww.daveforld11.com
Adam Kwasman - R
Websitewww.adamkwasman.com
Steve Smith - R
Websitewww.stevesmithaz.com
State Representative District 12
Warren Petersen - R
Websitewww.votewarrenpetersen.com
State Representative District 13
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Darin Mitchell - R
Websitewww.darin-mitchell.com
Steve Montenegro - R
Websitestevemontenegro.com
State Representative District 14
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Robert Leach - D
Websiteleach4ourhouse.com
Mark Stonebraker - D
Websitestonebrakerforarizona.com
David Gowan - R
Websitegowanforarizona.com
David Stevens - R
Websitewww.azleg.gov/MembersPage.asp?Member_ID=3&Legislature=51&Session_ID=110
State Representative District 15
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Pat Flickner - D
John Allen - R
Heather Carter - R
Websitevoteheathercarter.com
State Representative District 16
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Matthew Cerra - D
Websitewww.votecerra.org
Cara Prior - D
Websitewww.caraprioraz.com
Bill Maher - G
Doug Coleman - R
Websitewww.douglascoleman.org
Kelly Townsend - R
Websitekellytownsend2010.ning.com
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State Representative District 17
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Karyn Lathan - D
Websitewww.karynforazhouse.com
Tom Forese - R
Websitewww.corpcomm2014.com
Jason Harris - R
J.D. Mesnard - R
State Representative District 18
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Darin Fisher - D
Websitewww.fisherforarizona.com
Corey Harris - D
Websitewww.votecorey2012.com
Brent Fine - I
Jeff Dial - R
Websitewww.jeffdial.org
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Bob Robson - R
State Representative District 19
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Mark Cardenas - D
Websitewww.cardenasforhouse.com
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Lupe Chavira Contreras - D
Websitewww.azleg.gov/MembersPage.asp?Member_ID=65&Legislature=51&Session_ID=110
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State Representative District 20
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Tonya Norwood - D
Websitewww.norwood4azhouse.com
Jackie Thrasher - D
Websitewww.jackiethrasher.com
Paul Boyer - R
Carl Seel - R
Websitewww.azleg.gov/MembersPage.asp?Member_ID=5&Legislature=51&Session_ID=110
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State Representative District 21
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Carol Lokare - D
Sheri Van Horsen - D
Rick Gray - R
Websitewww.voterickgray.com
Debbie Lesko - R
State Representative District 22
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Pat White - I
David Livingston - R
Websitewww.votelivingston.com
Phil Lovas - R
Websitelovasforarizona.com
Eddie Farnsworth - R
Websitewww.eddiefarnsworth.com
State Representative District 23
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John Kavanagh - R
Websiteazleg.gov/MembersPage.asp?Member_ID=27&Legislature=49&Session_ID=93
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Michelle Ugenti - R
Websitewww.michelleugenti.com
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State Representative District 24
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Lela Alston - D
Websitewww.lelaalstonaz.com
Chad Campbell - D
Websitechadcampbell.org
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Gerard Davis - D
Brian Kaufman - R
WebsiteKaufman2012.com
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State Representative District 25
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David Butler - D
Websitewww.davidbutlerforazhouse.com
Justin Olson - R
Websitewww.votejustinolson.com
Justin Pierce - R
Websitewww.justinpierceforarizona.com
State Representative District 26
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Juan Jose Mendez - D
Websitewww.mendezforaz.com
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Andrew Sherwood - D
Websitewww.azleg.gov/MembersPage.asp?Member_ID=80&Legislature=51&Session_ID=110
Haryasksha Gregor Knauer - G
Websitegregorknauer.com
Chris Will - L
Websitevoteforchriswill.wordpress.com
Raymond D. Speakman - R
Websiterayspeakman.com
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Mary Lou Taylor - R
State Representative District 27
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Ruben Gallego - D
Websitegallegoforarizona.com
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Catherine Miranda - D
Websitewww.mirandaforarizona.com
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Ángel Torres - G
Daniel Coleman - R
Websitewww.danielcoleman2006.com
State Representative District 28
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Eric Meyer - D
Jim Iannuzo - L
Kate Brophy McFee - R
Amanda Reeve - R
Websiteazleg.gov/MembersPage.asp?Member_ID=128&Legislature=49&Session_ID=93
State Representative District 29
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Lydia Hernández - D
Websitewww.maricopadems.com/lydia-hernandez-0
Martin J. Quezada - D
Websitewww.martinquezada.com
State Representative District 30
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Jonathan Larkin - D
Websitewww.larkinforarizona.com
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Debbie McCune-Davis - D
Websitewww.azleg.state.az.us/MembersPage.asp?Member_ID=38&Legislature=51&Session_ID=110
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Michael Aaron Gidwani - R
Referendums and Ballot Measures
Proposition 114 - Proposed Amendment To The Constitution By The Legislature Relating To Crime Victim Protection From Liability For Damages
Protects Crime Victims From Liability For Damages Suffered By A Person Who Was Injured While That Person Committed Or Attempted To Commit A Felony Against The Victim.A "Yes" Vote Shall Have The Effect Of Protecting Crime Victims From Having To Pay Damages To A Person Who Was Injured While That Person Committed Or Attempted To Commit A Felony Against The Victim.A "No" Vote Shall Have The Effect Of Keeping Current Constitutional Law Related To Liability For Damages.
Proposition 115 - Proposed Amendment To The Constitution By The Legislature Relating To The Judicial Department
Increases Term Length And Raises The Retirement Age For Justices And Judges; Modifies Membership Of Court Appointment Commissions; Requires Arizona Supreme, Appellate, And Superior Courts To Publish Decisions Online And To Transmit A Copy Of Judicial Performance Reviews Of Each Judge Up For Retention To The State Legislature.A "Yes" Vote Shall Have The Effect Of (1) Increasing The Terms Of Arizona Supreme Court Justices, Appellate And Superior Court Judges To Eight Years; (2) Raising The Retirement Age For Justices And Judges From Seventy To Seventy-Five; (3) Changing Membership Of Commissions On Appellate And Trial Court Appointments And Procedures For Appointing Justices And Judges; (4) Requiring The Supreme, Appellate, And Superior Courts To Publish Decisions Online, (5) Requiring The Supreme Court To Send A Copy Of The Judicial Performance Review Of Each Justice And Judge Who Is Up For Retention To The Legislature, And (6) Allowing A Joint Legislative Committee To Meet And Take Testimony On Justices And Judges Up For Retention.A "No" Vote Shall Have The Effect Of Keeping Current Constitutional Law Related To The Courts.
Proposition 116 - Proposed Amendment To The Constitution By The Legislature Relating To Property Tax Exemptions
Sets The Amount Exempt From Annual Taxes On Business Equipment And Machinery Purchased After 2012 To An Amount Equal To The Combined Earnings Of 50 Arizona Workers.A "Yes" Vote Shall Have The Effect Of Setting The Amount Exempt From Annual Taxes On Business Equipment And Machinery Purchased After 2012 To An Amount Equal To The Combined Earnings Of 50 Arizona Workers.A "No" Vote Shall Have The Effect Of Keeping Current Constitutional Law Related To Annual Taxes On Business Equipment And Machinery.
Proposition 117 - Proposed Amendment To The Constitution By The Legislature Relating To Property Tax Assessed Valuation
Beginning In 2014, Sets A Limit On The Annual Percentage Increase In Property Values Used To Determine Property Taxes To No More Than 5% Above The Previous Year, And Establishes A Single Limited Property Value As The Basis For Determining All Property Taxes On Real Property.A "Yes" Vote Shall Have The Effect Of Setting A Limit On The Annual Percentage Increase In Property Values Used To Determine Property Taxes To No More Than 5% Above The Previous Year, And Establishes A Single Limited Property Value As The Basis For Determining All Property Taxes On Real Property, Beginning In 2014.A "No" Vote Shall Have The Effect Of Keeping Current Constitutional Law Related To Calculating Property Values And Taxes.
Proposition 118 - Proposed Amendment To The Constitution By The Legislature Relating To The Establishment Of Permanent Funds
Changes The Distribution Formula For The State Land Trust Permanent Endowment Fund, Which Funds Various Public Institutions, Including Schools, To Be 2.5% Of The Average Monthly Market Values Of The Fund For The Immediately Preceding Five Calendar Years.A "Yes" Vote Shall Have The Effect Of Changing The Distribution Formula For The State Land Trust Permanent Endowment Fund, Which Funds Various Public Institutions, Including Schools, To Be 2.5% Of The Average Monthly Market Values Of The Fund For The Immediately Preceding Five Calendar Years. The Change Would Affect Fiscal Years 2013 Through 2021.A "No" Vote Shall Have The Effect Of Keeping Current Constitutional Law Related To The Distribution Formula Of The State Land Trust Permanent Endowment Fund.
Proposition 119 - Proposed Amendment To The Constitution By The Legislature Relating To State Trust Lands
Authorizes The Exchange Of State Trust Lands If The Exchange Is Related To Protecting Military Facilities Or Improving The Management Of State Trust Lands; Outlines The Process For Exchanges, Including Independent Appraisals And Analyses, Public Hearings, And Approval By Public Vote.A "Yes" Vote Shall Have The Effect Of Authorizing The Exchange Of State Trust Lands If The Exchange Is Related To Either Protecting Military Facilities Or Improving The Management Of State Trust Lands And Prescribes The Process For Such Exchanges. This Process Includes Two Independent Appraisals And Analyses, Public Hearings, And Approval By Public Vote.A "No" Vote Shall Have The Effect Of Keeping Current Constitutional Law Related To State Trust Lands.
Proposition 120 - Proposed Amendment To The Constitution By The Legislature Relating To State Sovereignty
Repeals Arizona'S Disclaimer Of All Right And Title To Federal Public Lands Within The State And Declares Arizona'S Sovereignty Over Public Lands And All Natural Resources Within Its Boundaries.A "Yes" Vote Shall Have The Effect Of Repealing Arizona'S Disclaimer Of All Right And Title To Federal Public Lands Within The State And Declaring Arizona'S Sovereignty Over Public Lands And All Natural Resources Within Its Boundaries. This Excludes Indian Reservations, Lands Of The United States, And Lands Over Which Jurisdiction Has Been Ceded By The State Of Arizona.A "No" Vote Shall Have The Effect Of Keeping Current Constitutional Law Related To Public Lands And Natural Resources Within Arizona'S Boundaries.
Proposition 121 - Proposed Amendment To The Constitution By The Initiative Relating To Direct Primary Election Law
Replaces The Current Party Primary Election With A "Top-Two" Primary Election In Which All Voters, Regardless Of Party Affiliation, Vote In A Single, Combined Primary And The Top Two Vote-Getters For Each Seat Advance To The General Election Ballot.A "Yes" Vote Shall Have The Effect Of Replacing The Current Party Primary Election With A "Top-Two" Primary Election In Which All Voters, Regardless Of Party Affiliation, Vote In A Single, Combined Primary, And The Top Two Vote-Getters For Each Seat Advance To The General Election Ballot. This "Top-Two" Primary Will Not Apply To The Election Of The U.S. President Or To Elections In Which No Party Affiliation Appears On The Ballot.A "No" Vote Shall Have The Effect Of Keeping The Current Party Primary Election In Which Each Recognized Political Party Selects A Candidate To Appear On The General Election Ballot.
Proposition 204 - Proposed By Initiative Petition Relating To Taxation.
Effective June 1, 2013, Permanently Increases The State Sales Tax By One Cent Per Dollar For The Purpose Of Funding Educational Programs, Public Transportation Infrastructure Projects, And Human Services; Forbids Reductions To Current K-12 And University Funding Levels; And Forbids Reductions To The Current State Sales Tax Base.A "Yes" Vote Shall Have The Effect Of Permanently Increasing The State Sales Tax By One Cent Per Dollar, Effective June 1, 2013, For The Purpose Of Funding Educational Programs, Public Transportation Infrastructure Projects, And Human Services. It Forbids Reductions To Current K-12 And University Funding Levels And Forbids Reductions To The Current State Sales Tax Base.A "No" Vote Shall Have The Effect Of Not Increasing The State Sales Tax By One Cent Per One Dollar, Beginning June 1, 2013.
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