Olivia Cajero Bedford

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Olivia Cajero Bedford
Member of the Arizona Senate
from the 3rd[1] district
Assumed office
January 14, 2013
Preceded by David Schapira
Member of the Arizona Senate
from the 27th district
In office
January 10, 2011 – January 14, 2013
Preceded by Maria Garcia*
(see 2010 election)
Succeeded by Leah Landrum Taylor
Member of the Arizona House of Representatives
from the 27th district
In office
January 2003 – January 10, 2011
Serving with Phil Lopes (2003–2011)
Personal details
Born Tucson, Arizona
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Residence Tucson, Arizona
Alma mater Pima Community College
University of Arizona
Website www.senatorcajerobedford.com

Olivia Cajero Bedford[2] (born in Tucson, Arizona) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Arizona Senate representing District 3 since January 14, 2013. Cajero Bedford served consecutively in the Arizona State Legislature from January 2003 until January 10, 2011 in the Arizona House of Representatives District 27 seat, then in the Arizona Senate in the District 27 seat from January 10, 2011 until January 14, 2013.

Education[edit]

Cajero Bedford attended Pima Community College and the University of Arizona.

Elections[edit]

  • 2000 To challenge incumbent Democratic Representatives Carmine Cardamone and Debora Norris, Cajero Bedford ran in the five-way September 12, 2000 Democratic Primary, but Representative Norris placed first and Representative Cardamone placed second;[3] and won the November 7, 2000 General election where Representative Norris took the first seat and Representative Cardamone took the second seat ahead of Green candidate Bill Moeller.[4]
  • 2002 Redistricted to District 27, and with incumbent Democratic Representative Meg Burton Cahill and Republican Representative Laura Knaperek redistricted to District 17, Cajero Bedford ran in the six-way September 10, 2002 Democratic Primary, placing first with 4,436 votes;[5] Cajero Bedford and fellow Democratic nominee Phil Lopes were unopposed for the November 5, 2002 General election, where Cajero Bedford took the first seat with 20,655 votes and Phil Lopes took the second seat.[6]
  • 2004 Cajero Bedford and Representative Lopes were unopposed for both the September 7, 2004 Democratic Primary, where Cajero Bedford placed first with 5,968 votes,[7] and the November 2, 2004 General election, where Cajero Bedford took the first seat with 35,507 votes and Representative Lopes took the second seat.[8]
  • 2006 Cajero Bedford and Representative Lopes were unopposed for the September 12, 2006 Democratic Primary, where Cajero Bedford placed first with 7,639 votes,[9] and won the three-way November 7, 2006 General election, where Cajero Bedford took the first seat with 24,756 votes and Representative Nichols took the second seat ahead of Republican nominee Gene Chewning.[10]
  • 2008 Cajero Bedford and Representative Lopes were challenged for the three-way September 2, 2008 Democratic Primary, where Cajero Bedford placed first with 7,357 votes and Representative Lopes placed second,[11] and won the five-way November 2, 2010 General election, where Cajero Bedford took the first seat with 35,010 votes and Representative Lopes took the second seat ahead of Republican nominee J. D. Schechter, Libertarian candidate Mark Phelps, and Green candidate Kent Solberg.[12] Nichols left after the term, having served alongside Yarbrough from 2003 until 2011.
  • 2010 When Democratic Senator Jorge Luis Garcia ran for Arizona Corporation Commission and left the Senate District 27 seat open, Cajero Bedford was unopposed for the August 24, 2010 Democratic Primary, winning with 12,538 votes,[13] and won the November 2, 2010 General election with 33,456 votes (99.7%) against two write-in candidates.[14] Senator Garcia died between the primary and general elections, and his widow Maria Garcia was appointed to the vacancy.[15]
  • 2012 Redistricted to District 3, Cajero Bedford was challenged for the August 28, 2012 Democratic Primary by Jorge Luis Garcia's widow Maria Garcia, but Cajero Bedford placed first with 9,718 votes (66.8%),[16] and was unopposed for the November 6, 2012 General election, winning with 43,084 votes.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olivia Cajero Bedford". Phoenix, Arizona: Arizona State Legislature. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Olivia Cajero Bedford's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2000 Primary Election - September 12, 2000" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. p. 9. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  4. ^ "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2000 General Election - November 7, 2000" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. p. 9. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  5. ^ "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2002 Primary Election - September 10, 2002" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. p. 13. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  6. ^ "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2002 General Election - November 5, 2002" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. p. 10. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  7. ^ "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2004 Primary Election - September 7, 2004" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. p. 11. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  8. ^ "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2004 General Election - November 2, 2004" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. p. 11. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  9. ^ "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2006 Primary Election - September 12, 2006" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. p. 12. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  10. ^ "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2006 General Election - November 7, 2006" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. p. 10. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  11. ^ "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2008 Primary Election - September 2, 2008" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. p. 11. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  12. ^ "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2008 General Election - November 4, 2008" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. p. 11. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  13. ^ "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2010 Primary Election - August 24, 2010" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. p. 8. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  14. ^ "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2010 General Election - November 2, 2010" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. p. 6. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  15. ^ Classen, Carolyn (November 2, 2010). "Supervisors appoint Maria Garcia (widow of Jorge Luis Garcia) to the LD 27 State Senate seat". Tucson Citizen. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  16. ^ "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2012 Primary Election August 28, 2012" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. p. 4. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  17. ^ "State of Arizona Official Canvass 2012 General Election November 6, 2012" (PDF). Phoenix, Arizona: Secretary of State of Arizona. p. 6. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 

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