2018–2019 Phoenix mayoral special election

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Phoenix mayoral special election, 2018–2019

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  Kate Gallego by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg Daniel Valenzuela by Gage Skidmore 2.jpg
Nominee Kate Gallego Daniel Valenzuela
Party Democratic Democratic

Incumbent Mayor

Thelda Williams
Nonpartisan



The Phoenix mayoral special election, 2018–2019 will take place to elect the Mayor of Phoenix, Arizona. The election is officially nonpartisan; all candidates will run on the same ballot. Since no candidate reached 50% of the vote in the initial round of the election, a runoff election will be held between the top two finishers.[1]

Incumbent mayor Greg Stanton announced that he is running for United States Congress in District 9, which includes much of Phoenix,[2] and resigned effective May 29, 2018, thus triggering a special election to be scheduled. On November 6, 2018, Kate Gallego and Daniel Valenzuela were the top two candidates and they will contest a runoff on March 12, 2019.[3]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Not Qualified For Ballot[edit]

Withdrew[edit]

  • Michael Lafferty, businessman (Independent)[11][12]

Declined[edit]

  • Sal DiCiccio, Phoenix City councilman, District 6 (Republican)
  • Michael Nowakowski, Phoenix City Councilman, District 7 (Democratic)[13]
  • Tom Simplot, former Phoenix City Councilman (Independent)[14]
  • Laura Pastor, Phoenix City councilman, District 4 (Democrat)[15]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Kate
Gallego (D)
Michael
Nowakowski (D)*
Laura
Pastor (D)*
Daniel
Valenzuela (D)
None of the
above
Undecided
Rose Law Group[16] October 12, 2017 517 ± 5.3% 8.9% 12.4% 14.9% 17.6% 22.1% 24%
  • *Denotes candidates who have not entered the race as of June 2018 and may ultimately choose not to.

Endorsements[edit]

Nicholas Sarwark
U.S. Governors
US Representatives
City Council people
Individuals
  • Michael Langley, former candidate for city council in Phoenix[19]
  • Roy Miller, consultant[19]
Kate Gallego
Former Phoenix Mayors
  • Kenn Weise
Federal officials
State officials
Organizations
Moses Sanchez
Members of City Council
Organizations
Daniel Valenzuela
Former Phoenix Mayors
  • Phil Gordon
  • Skip Rimza
  • Paul Johnson
Current and former Phoenix City Councilmembers
  • Laura Pastor
  • Deb Stark
  • Claude Mattox
  • Peggy Neely
  • John Nelson
  • Maria Baier
Unions
  • AFSCME
  • Arizona Police Association
  • Arizona-American Federation of Teachers
  • United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 99
  • Teamsters Local 104
  • Sheet Metal Workers Local 359
Arizona State Legislators
  • Senator Katie Hobbs
  • Senator Lupe Contreras
  • Senator Sean Bowie
  • Representative Tony Navarette
  • Representative Diego Espinoza
  • Representative Mark Cardenas
  • Representative Richard Andrade[22]

Results[edit]

November 6, 2018 results [23]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kate Gallego 154,923 44.53
Democratic Daniel Valenzuela 91,524 26.31
Republican Moses Sanchez 64,938 18.66
Libertarian Nicholas Sarwark 36,530 10.50
Total votes 347,195 100.00
Runoff results [24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kate Gallego
Democratic Daniel Valenzuela

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton still hasn't resigned to run for Congress. So when's the election?". azcentral. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  2. ^ "Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton announces run for Congress". azcentral. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  3. ^ The Associated Press (November 6, 2018). "AP: Phoenix mayor will be a runoff between Kate Gallego and Daniel Valenzuela | Arizona Politics". azfamily.com. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  4. ^ "Councilwoman Kate Gallego enters Phoenix mayoral race". azcentral. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  5. ^ Moses Sanchez, opinion contributor (February 13, 2018). "Phoenix mayor race: Why being an outsider is a good thing". Azcentral.com. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  6. ^ Editor, Paul Maryniak, AFN Executive. "Family more than a platform for mayor hopeful". Ahwatukee Foothills News. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  7. ^ Harper, Jennifer (December 7, 2017). "Millions of millennials want a third party, and Libertarians could be just the ticket". The Washington Times. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  8. ^ Welch, Dennis (October 6, 2017). "Phoenix mayoral candidate says he won't quit his day job | Archives". azfamily.com. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  9. ^ "Councilman Daniel Valenzuela announces he will run for Phoenix mayor". azcentral. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  10. ^ https://downtowndevil.com/2018/07/19/90865/freemason-and-businessman-tim-seay-joins-phoenix-mayoral-race/
  11. ^ "Businessman Michael Lafferty ends Phoenix mayoral campaign". azcentral. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  12. ^ "Phoenix businessman and mayoral candidate hopes to fuel downtown growth". downtowndevil.com. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  13. ^ "Díaz: How Kyrsten Sinema's Senate bid unravels Phoenix City Hall". azcentral. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  14. ^ "Díaz: Is Phoenix's next mayor one of these men?". azcentral. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  15. ^ News, 12. "Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton resigning to run for Congress". Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  16. ^ "Race For Phoenix Mayor Wide Open" (PDF). Rose Law Group. November 2017.
  17. ^ Weld, Bill (April 11, 2018). "Proud To Endorse These Candidates". Retrieved April 12, 2018.
  18. ^ Nicholas SarwarkVerified account (September 6, 2018). "Nicholas Sarwark on Twitter: ""I am supporting Nicholas Sarwark for Mayor of Phoenix because I believe in his approach to fiscal responsibility, economic freedom, and individual liberty." - Barry Goldwater Jr. Ready to Set Phoenix Free? Contribute at https://t.co/v7kxdgDPPm #PHX #TeamSarwark #PhoenixMayor‌ https://t.co/yEVZHWfio6"". Twitter.com. Retrieved November 16, 2018. External link in |title= (help)
  19. ^ a b c <https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/elections/2018/10/24/phoenix-mayoral-race-heres-what-you-need-know-before-election-day/1741710002/
  20. ^ "Endorsements - Kate Gallego for Mayor of Phoenix". Kate Gallego for Phoenix Mayor. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
  21. ^ a b c d "Phoenix mayor race: Here's what you need to know before Election Day". Azcentral.com. October 24, 2018. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  22. ^ "Endorsements - Daniel Valenzuela for Mayor of Phoenix". Daniel Valenzuela for Phoenix Mayor. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  23. ^ "City Clerk Election Results English". Phoenix.gov. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  24. ^ "City Clerk Election Results English". Phoenix.gov. Retrieved November 16, 2018.

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