2018 Arizona State Legislature election

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2018 Arizona State Senate election

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All 30 seats in the Arizona Senate
16 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  Kimberly Yee by Gage Skidmore.jpg Katie Hobbs by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Leader Kimberly Yee
Katie Hobbs
Party Republican Democratic
Leader's seat 20th Senate District 24th Senate district
Seats before 17 13
Seats after 17 13
Seat change Steady Steady

Majority Leader before election

Kimberly Yee

Elected Majority Leader


Arizona State House of Representatives election, 2018

← 2016 November 6, 2018 (2018-11-06) 2020 →

All 60 seats in the Arizona House of Representatives
31 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  J. D. Mesnard by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Rebecca Rios by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Leader J. D. Mesnard
Rebecca Rios
Party Republican Democratic
Leader's seat 17th House District 23rd House district
Seats before 35 25
Seats after 31 29
Seat change Decrease4 Increase4

Speaker before election

J. D. Mesnard

Elected Speaker


The 2018 Arizona State Legislature elections were held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. A primary election took place on August 28, 2018. Voters in all 30 legislative districts of the Arizona Legislature elected one state senator and two state representatives. The elections coincided with the elections of other offices, including for governor and the United States Senate.

Members to the State Senate are elected from the same legislative districts as members of the State House of Representatives; however, one Senator represents the constituency, while for the House there are two Representatives per district.[1] In this election, each of the party leaders from both chambers retired, and were elected to different offices.


Affiliation      Total
Republican Party Democratic Party
Members 13-14 17 13 30
Members start of '15
Members end of '16
Members 17-18 17 13 30
Affiliation      Total
Republican Party Democratic Party
Members 13-14 36 24 60
Members 15-16 36 24 60
Members 17-18 35 25 60

Early campaign[edit]

In June, a judge ruled that former state senator Don Shooter, who'd been removed from the chamber earlier in 2018, could remain on the ballot for the Yuma district even though Shooter briefly registered to vote in Phoenix.[2]

Independent district 28 senate candidate Mark Syms, husband of representative Maria Syms, was removed from the ballot after a Superior Court judge determined that his petitions contained over 900 forged voter signatures.[3] This followed reports that incumbent district 28 state senator Kate Brophy McGee was supporting house candidate Kathy Petsas.[4]

The most competitive districts in the state include district 28,[4] district 6,[4] and district 18.[5]


  • Winners are in Bold[6]

LD 1[edit]

LD 2[edit]

LD 3[edit]

  • Democrats
  • Republicans
    • State Senate: none[7]
    • State House : none[7]
  • Green Party
    • State House : Beryl Baker[7]

LD 4[edit]

LD 5[edit]

  • Democrats
    • State Senate: J'aime Morgaine[7]
    • State House : Mary McCord Robinson[7]
  • Republicans

LD 6[edit]

  • Democrats
    • State Senate: Wade Carlisle[7]
    • State House : Felicia French[7]
    • State House : Bobby Tyler[7]
  • Republicans

LD 7[edit]

  • Democrats
  • Republicans
    • State Senate: JL Mealer[7]
    • State House : Doyel Shamley[7]

LD 8[edit]

LD 9[edit]

LD 10[edit]

LD 11[edit]

LD 12[edit]

LD 13[edit]

  • Democrats
    • State Senate: Michelle Harris[7]
    • State House : Thomas Tzitzura[7]
  • Republicans
    • State Senate: Sine Kerr[7]
    • State House : Timothy "Tim" Dunn[7]
    • State House : Joanne Osborne[7]

LD 14[edit]

LD 15[edit]

LD 16[edit]

  • Democrats
    • State Senate: Benjamin "Ben" Carmitchel[7]
    • State House : Sharon Stinard[7]
  • Republicans
  • Green Party
    • State House : Richard Grayson[7]

LD 17[edit]

LD 18[edit]

LD 19[edit]

LD 20[edit]

  • Democrats
    • State Senate: Douglas Ervin[7]
    • State House : Hazel Chandler[7]
    • State House : Christopher "Chris" Gilfillan[7]
  • Republicans
  • No Party

LD 21[edit]

LD 22[edit]

  • Democrats
    • State Senate: Wendy Garcia[7]
    • State House : Valerie Harris[7]
    • State House : Teri Sarmiento[7]
  • Republicans

LD 23[edit]

LD 24[edit]

  • Democrats
  • Republicans
    • State Senate: Vicki Alger[7]
    • State House : David Alger Sr.[7]
  • Libertarians
    • State House : Christopher Karpurk (write-in)[7]

LD 25[edit]

LD 26[edit]

LD 27[edit]

LD 28[edit]

LD 29[edit]

  • Democrats
  • Republicans
    • State Senate: Charles Carpenter (write in candidate)[7]
    • State House : none[7]

LD 30[edit]


  1. ^ "Arizona State Legislature - Ballotpedia".
  2. ^ Press, The Associated. "Arizona Senate candidate appeals Don Shooter's eligibility". Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  3. ^ "Judge removes Mark Syms from Arizona Senate ballot following forgery accusations". Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c "Arizona Legislature: 4 sizzling races that could decide the balance of power". Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  5. ^ "Allhands: This time, Arizona teachers want to take over the House and Senate - from the inside". Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  6. ^ https://results.arizona.vote/#/legislative/4/0
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj ck cl cm cn co cp cq cr cs ct cu cv cw cx cy cz da db dc dd de df dg dh di dj dk dl dm dn do dp dq dr ds dt du dv dw dx dy dz ea eb ec ed ee ef eg eh ei ej ek el em en eo ep eq er es et eu ev ew ex ey ez fa fb fc fd fe ff fg fh fi fj fk fl fm fn fo fp fq fr "Arizona Election Information". apps.arizona.vote. Retrieved September 11, 2018.

External links[edit]

Election Results
Candidate debates on YouTube