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Arizona: State Senate


Members of the Arizona State Senate, 1912-2018 (May be incomplete!)

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1975 Jan 16: Tom Moore, appointed.
  • 1998 Sep 8: M. Dawn Knight (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Ken Bennett (Rep), nominated; Malcolm Barrett (Rep), defeated in primary; Richard L. Hileman (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Ken Bennett (Rep), elected; M. Dawn Knight (Dem), defeated.
  • 1998 Sep 8: John Wettaw (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Nov 3: John Wettaw (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Jack C. Jackson (Dem), nominated; Sharon Henderson-Jones (Dem), defeated in primary; Beverly Becenti-Pigman (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Lori Warring (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Jack C. Jackson (Dem), elected; Lori Warring (Rep), defeated.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Jack A. Brown (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Sep 8: David C. Farnsworth (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Jack A. Brown (Dem), elected; David C. Farnsworth (Rep), defeated.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Herb Guenther (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Larry Nelson (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Herb Guenther (Dem), elected; Larry Nelson (Rep), defeated.
  • 1998 Sep 8: John Huppenthal (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Nov 3: John Huppenthal (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Pete Rios (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Pete Rios (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Gus Arzberger (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Gus Arzberger (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Keith A. Bee (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Keith A. Bee (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Victor Soltero (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Victor Soltero (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Elaine Richardson (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Elaine Richardson (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Ann Day (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Ted F. Schlinkert (Libertarian), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Ann Day (Rep), elected; Ted F. Schlinkert (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1998 Sep 8: George Cunningham (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Nov 3: George Cunningham (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Ruth Solomon (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Jon Hoffman (Libertarian), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Ruth Solomon (Dem), elected; Jon Hoffman (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Edward J. Cirillo (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Edward J. Cirillo (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Stan Furman (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Darden C. Hamilton (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Darden C. Hamilton (Rep), elected; Stan Furman (Dem), defeated.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Ruben Madrid (Dem), candidate in primary.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Brenda A. Burns (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Brenda A. Burns (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Oscar F. Vargas (Dem), candidate in primary.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Marc Spitzer (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Marc Spitzer (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Scott A. Bundgaard (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Scott A. Bundgaard (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Mary E. Hartley (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Mary E. Hartley (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Russell W. Bowers (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Russell W. Bowers (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Joe Eddie Lopez (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Mary Raseley (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Joe Eddie Lopez (Dem), elected; Mary Raseley (Rep), defeated.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Linda G. Aguirre (Dem), nominated; David Armstead (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Maurice Ward (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Linda G. Aguirre (Dem), elected; Maurice Ward (Rep), defeated.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Jeff Bollerman (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Sue Grace (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Gary Fallon (Libertarian), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Sue Grace (Rep), elected; Jeff Bollerman (Dem), defeated; Gary Fallon (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Chris Cummiskey (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Chris Cummiskey (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Bodo Diehn (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Tom Smith (Rep), nominated; Robin Shaw (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Tom Smith (Rep), elected; Bodo Diehn (Dem), defeated. Harry E. Mitchell (Dem), elected; Gary Richardson (Rep), defeated.
  • 1990 Nov 6: Ed Phillips (Rep), elected.
  • 1992 Nov 3: Ed Phillips (Rep), elected.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Randall Gnant (Rep), nominated; David Burnell Smith (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Randall Gnant (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Edward Gaudreau (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Sep 8: David Petersen (Rep), nominated; Brigham Russell (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1998 Nov 3: David Petersen (Rep), elected; Edward Gaudreau (Dem), defeated.
  • 1998 Sep 8: Tom Freestone (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Tom Freestone (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 2002 Nov 5: Ken Bennett (Rep), elected; M. Dawn Knight (Dem), defeated. Jack C. Jackson (Dem), elected unopposed. Linda Binder (Rep), elected; Jacqueline Jessie (Dem), defeated. Jack W. Harper (Rep), elected unopposed. Jack A. Brown (Dem), elected unopposed. Dean Martin (Rep), elected; Stephen Lesjak (Dem), defeated. James Waring (Rep), elected; Jeff Bollerman (Dem), defeated. Carolyn S. Allen (Rep), elected; Orville Weyrich (Libertarian), defeated. Robert L. Burns (Rep), elected; Lee Gagner (Dem), defeated. Jim Weiers (Rep), elected; Judy Kennedy (Dem), defeated; Manfred Alber (Libertarian), defeated. Barbara Leff (Rep), elected; Stuart Starky (Dem), defeated. Robert Blendu (Rep), elected; Peter Mahoney (Dem), defeated.
  • 2000: Andy Nichols (Dem), elected.
  • 2001 Apr 19: Andy Nichols, died in office.
  • 2002 Nov 5: Richard Miranda (Dem), elected unopposed. Bill Brotherton (Dem), elected; John Wilde (Libertarian), defeated. Ken Cheuvront (Dem), elected; Ed Hedges (Rep), defeated. Linda G. Aguirre (Dem), elected unopposed. Harry E. Mitchell (Dem), elected; Laura Knaperek (Rep), defeated; Yuri Downing (Libertarian), defeated. Mark R. Anderson (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 2006 Jan 6: Paula Aboud, appointed.
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