2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Arizona

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2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Arizona

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Arizona's nine seats in the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 5 4
Seats won 5 4
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 1,266,088 1,078,620
Percentage 52.49% 44.72%
Swing Decrease3.20% Increase6.70%

United States House of Representatives Election 2016 - Arizona.svg
Popular vote by congressional district. As this is a first-past-the-post election, seat totals are not determined by total popular vote in the state, but instead by results in each congressional district.

The 2016 United States House of Representatives elections in Arizona were held on November 8, 2016, to elect the nine U.S. Representatives from the state of Arizona, one from each of the state's nine congressional districts. The elections coincided with the 2016 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections. The primaries were held on August 30.

Contents

District 1[edit]

Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick was re-elected to a second term in 2014 with 52% of the vote. She ran for the U.S. Senate in 2016 but lost to incumbent John McCain.[1]

On the Republican side, rancher and candidate for the seat in 2014 Gary Kiehne ran again.[2] Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu also ran in the primary.[3][4]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
  • Tom O'Halleran, former Republican state senator and independent candidate for state senate in 2014[5]
  • Miguel Olivas, former Republican congressional aide, Democratic candidate for this seat in 2012 and Libertarian candidate for AZ-03 in 2014[6]
Withdrew
  • James Maloney, small business owner[7]
Declined

Endorsements[edit]

Tom O'Halleran

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom O'Halleran 30,833 58.8
Democratic Miguel Olivas 21,632 41.2
Total votes 52,465 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
  • Paul Babeu, Pinal County Sheriff[14]
  • Ken Bennett, former secretary of state, former president of the Arizona Senate, and candidate for governor in 2014[15]
  • Gary Kiehne, rancher, businessman and candidate in 2014[2]
  • Shawn Redd, businessman[6]
  • Wendy Rogers, former air force officer and 2014 candidate for the 9th district[16]
Withdrew
Declined
  • David Tenney, director of the Arizona Residential Utility Consumer Office and former Navajo County Supervisor[10][20]
  • Andy Tobin, director of the Arizona Department of Weights and Measures, former Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives and nominee for this seat in 2014[10][21]

Endorsements[edit]

Ken Bennett

Individuals

County Officials

  • Anthony Smith, Pinal county supervisor[23]
  • Todd House, Pinal county supervisor[23]
  • Cheryl Chase, Pinal county supervisor[23]
  • Jack Smith, Yavapai county supervisor[24]
  • Chip Davis, Yavapai county supervisor[24]
  • Craig Brower, Yavapai county supervisor[24]
  • Rowle Simmons, Yavapai county supervisor[24]
  • Thomas Thurman, Yavapai county supervisor[24]
  • Drew John, Gila county supervisor [25]
  • Danny Smith, Gila county supervisor[25]

Mayors

Organizations
Gary Kiehene
  • The White Mountain Independent [27]
  • Tri-valley Central[28]
  • David Gowan, Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives
  • Steve Miller, Pinal county supervisor[23]
  • PJ Allred, Graham County Sheriff
  • Bryce Hamblin, mayor of Eagar, Arizona
Paul Babeu
Wendy Rogers
  • Lucy Babeu and Veronica Keating, candidate Paul Babeu's sisters.[30]
  • Adam Kwasman, former state representative[31]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Paul Babeu 19,533 30.8
Republican Gary Kiehne 14,854 23.4
Republican Wendy Rogers 14,222 22.4
Republican Ken Bennett 10,578 16.7
Republican Shawn Redd 2,098 3.3
Republican David Gowan 2,091 3.3
Total votes 63,376 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Arizona’s 1st congressional district, 2016 [32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Tom O'Halleran 142,219 50.7
Republican Paul Babeu 121,745 43.4
Green Ray Parrish 16,746 5.9
Total votes 280,710 100.0
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

Republican Martha McSally defeated Democratic incumbent Ron Barber in 2014 with 50% of the vote.

State Representative Bruce Wheeler had formed an exploratory committee to run for the Democratic nomination, but decided not to run after having surgery to repair a torn retina.[33][34]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared

Results[edit]

Republican primary results [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Martha McSally (incumbent) 69,378 100.0
Total votes 69,378 100.0

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared
Declined

Endorsements[edit]

Matt Heinz
Federal politicians
State and local politicians
Organizations
Victoria Steele

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Matt Heinz 32,017 52.8
Democratic Victoria Steele 28,658 47.2
Total votes 60,675 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Arizona’s 2nd congressional district election, 2016 [32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Martha McSally (incumbent) 179,806 57.0
Democratic Matt Heinz 135,873 43.0
Total votes 315,679 100.0
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

Democrat Raúl Grijalva was re-elected to an eighth term in 2016 with 100% of the vote.

James K. Villarreal, a Senior Propulsion Engineer at Raytheon and University of Arizona instructor with a doctorate in aerospace engineering, formed an exploratory committee for a potential primary challenge of Grijalva. He ultimately declined to run.[59] Edna San Miguel, an artist and former teacher, formed an exploratory committee to run for the Republican nomination. She also ultimately decided not to run, leaving Grijalva with no Republican opponent.[60]

Grijalva faced only Libertarian write-in candidate Mike Ross in the general election.[61] The Arizona Secretary of State reported no results for Ross.

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Raúl Grijalva (incumbent) 35,844 100.0
Total votes 35,844 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Arizona’s 3rd congressional district, 2016 [32][62]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Raúl Grijalva (incumbent) 148,973 98.6
Republican Bill Abatecola (write-in) 1,303 0.9
Republican Jaime Vasquez (write-in) 332 0.2
Democratic Harvey Martin (write-in) 283 0.2
Independent Federico Sanchez (write-in) 144 0.1
Total votes 151,035 100.0
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

Republican Paul Gosar was re-elected to a third term in 2014 with 70% of the vote.

Buckeye City Councilman Ray Strauss challenged Gosar for the Republican nomination.[63]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared

Results[edit]

Republican primary results [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Paul Gosar (incumbent) 64,947 71.4
Republican Ray Strauss 25,991 28.6
Total votes 90,938 100.0

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Mikel Weisser, homeless shelter administrator[61]

Endorsements[edit]

Ray Strauss
  • Hildy Angius, Mohave County Supervisor[66]
  • Steve Moss, Mohave County Supervisor[67]
  • Ed Foster[68]
Paul Gosar

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Mikel Weisser 24,097 100.0
Total votes 24,097 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Arizona’s 4th congressional district, 2016 [32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Paul Gosar (Incumbent) 203,487 71.4
Democratic Mikel Weisser 81,296 28.6
Total votes 284,783 100.0
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

The 5th District is held by Republican Matt Salmon. He did not run for reelection.[79]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
Withdrawn[edit]

Endorsements[edit]

Andy Biggs
Don Stapley
Christine Jones
  • Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and 2016 Republican presidential candidate[96]
  • Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas[97]
  • Kevin Hartke, Chandler City Councilman[98]
  • Brigette Peterson, Gilbert Town Councilwoman[98]
  • Jorday Ray, Gilbert Town Councilwoman[98]
  • Jeff Brown, Queen Creek Town Councilman[98]

Polling[edit]

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin of
error
Andy
Biggs
Christine
Jones
Justin
Olson
Don
Stapley
Undecided
OH Predictive Insights July 19, 2016 408 ± 4.84% 19% 26% 9% 15% 31%
OH Predictive Insights June 2, 2016 462 ± 4.56% 21% 7% 5% 10% 57%

Results[edit]

Republican primary results [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andy Biggs 25,240 29.49
Republican Christine Jones 25,224 29.47
Republican Don Stapley 17,745 20.73
Republican Justin Olson 17,386 20.31
Total votes 85,595 100.0

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • Talia Fuentes, applied biologist [99]
  • Kinsey Remaklus, real estate investor[61]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Talia Fuentes 16,408 65.5
Democratic Kinsey Remaklus 8,663 34.5
Total votes 25,071 100.0

Independent[edit]

Candidates[edit]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Arizona’s 5th congressional district, 2016 [32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andy Biggs 205,184 64.1
Democratic Talia Fuentes 114,940 35.9
Total votes 320,124 100.0
Republican hold

District 6[edit]

Incumbent Congressman David Schweikert has represented the district since being elected in 2012, and was re-elected in 2014 with 65% of the vote.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Schweikert (incumbent) 63,378 80.3
Republican Russ Wittenberg 15,535 19.7
Total votes 78,913 100.0

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • W. John Williamson
  • Brian Sinuk

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic W. John Williamson 17,561 58.8
Democratic Brian Sinuk 12,293 41.2
Total votes 29,705 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Arizona’s 6th congressional district, 2016 [32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Schweikert (Incumbent) 201,578 62.1
Democratic W. John Williamson 122,866 37.9
Total votes 324,444 100.0
Republican hold

District 7[edit]

Incumbent Congressman Ruben Gallego was first elected to this district in 2014 with 75% of the vote.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Eve Nunez

Results[edit]

Republican primary results [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Eve Nunez 10,912 100.0
Total votes 10,912 100.0

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ruben Gallego (incumbent) 29,705 100.0
Total votes 29,705 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Arizona’s 7th congressional district, 2016 [32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ruben Gallego (incumbent) 119,465 75.3
Republican Eve Nunez 39,286 24.7
Green Neil Westbrooks (write-in) 60 0.0
Total votes 158,811 100.0
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

Incumbent Congressman Trent Franks had represented the district since being elected in 2002, and was re-elected in 2014 with 75% of the vote.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Trent Franks, incumbent
  • Clair Van Steenwyk

Results[edit]

Republican primary results [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Trent Franks (incumbent) 59,042 71.1
Republican Clair Van Steenwyk 24,042 28.9
Total votes 83,084 100.0

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Joe DeVivo (write-in)

DeVivo did not receive enough write-in votes to qualify for nomination.

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe DeVivo (write-in) 640 100.0
Total votes 640 100.0

Green Primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Mark Salazar (write-in)

Salazar qualified by receiving enough write-in votes.

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Arizona’s 8th congressional district, 2016 [32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Trent Franks (incumbent) 204,942 68.5
Green Mark Salazar 93,954 31.5
Republican Hayden Keener III (write-in) 75 0.0
Total votes 298,971 100.0
Republican hold

District 9[edit]

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kyrsten Sinema (incumbent) 38,948 100.0
Total votes 38,948 100.0

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]
  • John Agra, attorney[102]
  • Dave Giles, engineer and business consultant[103]

Agra was favored to win the Republican nomination.[104]

Withdrawn[edit]
  • Ross Groen, retired marine. Withdrew to run for Arizona House of Representatives district 25.[102]

Endorsements[edit]

David Giles

Results[edit]

Republican primary results [13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dave Giles 25,963 60.7
Republican John Agra 16,817 39.3
Total votes 42,780 100.0

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Arizona’s 9th congressional district, 2016 [32]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kyrsten Sinema (incumbent) 169,055 60.9
Republican Dave Giles 108,350 39.1
Green Cary Dolego (write-in) 60 0.0
Independent Axel Bello (write-in) 46 0.0
Total votes 277,507 100.0
Democratic hold

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