Jon Hulburd

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Jon Hulburd
Democratic Party nominee for
U.S. Representative for Arizona's 3rd District
Election date
November 2, 2010
Opponent(s) Ben Quayle (R),
Michael Shoen (L),
Leonard Clark (G)
Incumbent John Shadegg
Personal details
Born Jon Russell Hulburd
(1959-11-11) November 11, 1959 (age 56)
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Nationality American
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Carrie
Residence Phoenix, Arizona
Alma mater Colorado College (B.A.)
George Washington University(M.I.A.)
New York Law School(J.D.)
Known for Congressional candidate for Arizona's 3rd Congressional District

Jon Russell Hulburd (born November 11, 1959) is a Phoenix lawyer and small businessman. He was the 2010 Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives in Arizona's 3rd congressional district. [1][2]

Early life, education and career[edit]

Hulburd was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At the age of 7, his family moved from Oklahoma to Washington State.[1] Upon graduation from high school in 1977, Hulburd enrolled in Colorado College in Colorado Springs. He spent his summers in Alaska, working as a longshoreman in a fish-processing facility. He graduated with a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science.

After Colorado, he worked as a congressional staffer for Gary Hart while attending George Washington University in the evenings to earn his Masters in International Affairs .[3]

In 1984, Hulburd began law school in New York City. After law school, Hulburd practiced law in New York for a few years before moving to Arizona. Hulburd clerked for the Federal Court after passing the Arizona State Bar Exam and continued his legal career by joined the law firm Fennemore Craig, where he eventually became a partner. Hulburd later began a small import business that supplied handcrafted pottery to retailers in the United States. The business lasted for six years.[1]

2010 U.S. House campaign[edit]

Hulburd is running for Arizona's 3rd congressional district against Republican nominee Ben Quayle, Libertarian nominee Michael Shoen, and Green Party nominee Leonard Clark.

He officially filed his candidacy on October 16, 2009.[4]

On January 14, 2010 16-year incumbent John Shadegg announced his retirement at the end of his term, making the third district an open seat.[5]

The 10 Republicans running in their party's primary were former Vice President Dan Quayle's son, Ben Quayle,[6] Arizona State Legislators Pamela Gorman, Jim Waring and Sam Crump, former Paradise Valley Mayors, Vernon Parker and Ed Winkler,[7][8] Bob Branch, Leann Hull, Steve Moak, and Paulina Morris.[9] The Republicans were involved in a nasty primary fight that involved numerous attack mailers from the Quayle, Morris, Parker and Moak campaigns. One of the most startling revelations was Quayle's involvement in a Scottsdale night-life gossip website.[10]

With no primary opposition, Hulburd's campaign focused on community involvement by partnering with community service organizations to work on helping those in need during this tough economic time. These include Vista Colina Emergency Shelter, Keep Phoenix Beautiful and the Phoenix Children's Hospital.[11]

Hulburd won the Democratic primary with on August 24, 2010.[2]

The DCCC has named the race in this district as one of its top 17 races to watch nationwide.[12] Following the election local political pundits have predicted that Jon Hulburd is in a favorable position to defeat the Republican candidate, Ben Quayle.[13][14] The national media has begun to closely follow the race and Jon Hulburd made an appearance on On the Record w/ Greta Van Susteren.[15]

The most recent Public Policy Polling (PPP) poll has him leading Quayle by two points 46-44. He leads among independent voters by a margin of 50 to 36 percent and leads with voters who consider themselves moderate by a 66 to 27 margin.

Electoral history[edit]

Arizona's 3rd congressional district: 2010 primary election results[16]
Year Democrat Votes Pct
2010 Jon Hulburd 27,388 98.68%
Arizona's 3rd congressional district election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ben Quayle 108,689 52.2
Democratic Jon Hulburd 85,610 41.1
Libertarian Michael Shoen 10,478 5.0
Green Leonard Clark 3,294 1.6

Personal life[edit]

Hulburd and his college sweetheart, Carrie Louis, were married in 1984. They have five children.[1] [17]

Hulburd is an active member of his community, serving on the Board of Directors for both the Phoenix Children's Hospital and the New Way Learning Academy, a school focused on children with learning differences.[18][19] He has supported several different social causes, including the Golden Gate Community Center in Phoenix, All Saints' Episcopal Day School, and the Phoenix Thunderbirds. Hulburd began coaching youth soccer teams at the age of 20, and continued to do so for the next 30 years.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "All About Jon, Hulburd for Congress.". Retrieved February 2, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "August 24th Election Results for Arizona". Washington Post. August 24, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Daily Digest 1/14/10". The Swing State Project. January 14, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Federal Election Commission Report.". Retrieved January 27, 2010. 
  5. ^ Nowicki, Dan (January 15, 2010). "Arizona Rep. John Shadegg won't seek re-election". The Arizona Republic. 
  6. ^ Kraushaar, Josh (February 12, 2010). "Quayle's son running for Shadegg seat". The Politico. 
  7. ^ "Shadegg's move sets off a political tidal-wave". The Arizona Republic. January 20, 2010. 
  8. ^ Balazs, Diana (January 29, 2010). "Another Paradise Valley mayor eyes John Shadegg's seat in Congress". The Arizona Republic. 
  9. ^ "FEC House Candidates -- AZ District: 03". Retrieved April 18, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Quayle rival slams him over website". The Politico. August 20, 2010.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  11. ^ "Community Comes First". Archived from the original on October 1, 2010. Retrieved July 30, 2010. 
  12. ^ Kraushaar, Josh (January 14, 2010). "DCCC telegraphs its top GOP targets". The Politico. 
  13. ^ "No free pass to Congress for Dan Quayle's son". Arizona Daily Star. August 25, 2010. 
  14. ^ Valdez, Linda (August 25, 2010). "Quayle gets a thumped on GOP values". The Arizona Republic. 
  15. ^ "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren". Fox News. August 30, 2010. 
  16. ^ "Election Statistics". Office of the Maricopa County Recorder. Retrieved 2010-09-02. 
  17. ^ "Jon Hulburd (AZ)". Retrieved September 2, 2010. 
  18. ^ "Board of Directors, Phoenix Children's Hospital.". Retrieved October 27, 2010. 
  19. ^ "Board of Directors, New Way Learning Academy.". Retrieved February 12, 2010. 

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