Political party strength in Arizona

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The U.S. state of Arizona is the home of Senators Kyrsten Sinema (D) and Martha McSally (R).

Arizona state of the United States of America

Arizona is a state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western and the Mountain states. It is the sixth largest and the 14th most populous of the 50 states. Its capital and largest city is Phoenix. Arizona shares the Four Corners region with Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico; its other neighboring states are Nevada and California to the west and the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California to the south and southwest.

Kyrsten Sinema Democratic U.S. Senator from Arizona

Kyrsten Lea Sinema is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Arizona since 2019. A member of the Democratic Party, she served as the U.S. Representative from Arizona's 9th congressional district from 2013 to 2019. She previously served in both chambers of the Arizona State Legislature, after election to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2004 and the Arizona Senate in 2010.

Democratic Party (United States) Major political party in the United States

The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with the Republican Party. Tracing its heritage back to Thomas Jefferson and James Madison's Democratic-Republican Party, the modern-day Democratic Party was founded around 1828 by supporters of Andrew Jackson, making it the world's oldest active political party.

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Statistics show a close division among Arizona's 3,665,316 active registered voters as of October 2017: Republican 34.61% (1,268,748), Party-Not-Designated/Other 34.13% (1,250,879), Democratic 30.19% (1,106,675), Libertarian 0.87% (31,941), and Green 0.19% (7,073) [1] [2]

State politics

State politics are still largely controlled by Republicans, but beginning to change with a handful of Democratic elected officials following the 2018 elections. The following table indicates the political parties of elected officials in Arizona:

2018 Arizona elections

A general election was held in the U.S. state of Arizona on November 6, 2018. All of Arizona's executive offices were up for election as well as a United States Senate seat and all of Arizona's nine seats in the United States House of Representatives. The Democratic Party picked up three statewide offices, as well as a seat in the U.S. House.

Secretary of State of Arizona an elected position in the U.S. state of Arizona

The Secretary of State of Arizona is an elected position in the U.S. state of Arizona. Since Arizona does not have a lieutenant governor, the Secretary stands first in the line of succession to the governorship. The Secretary also serves as acting governor whenever the governor is incapacitated or out of state. The Secretary is the keeper of the Seal of Arizona and administers oaths of office. The current secretary is Katie Hobbs.

Arizona Attorney General attorney general for the U.S. state of Arizona

The Arizona Attorney General is the chief legal officer of the state of Arizona, in the United States. This state officer is the head of the Arizona Department of Law, more commonly known as the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. The state attorney general is a constitutionally-established officer, elected by the people of the state to a four-year term.

State Treasurer of Arizona

The state treasurer is the state of Arizona’s chief banker and investment officer. The Treasurer’s Office manages Arizona’s annual state revenues; directs the state’s banking services; and manages Arizona’s investment portfolio. The state treasurer also serves on the management boards of a number of public entities. The state treasurer is one of six statewide elected officials, and serves a term of four years. A person may only serve as state treasurer for two terms.

The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:

Arizona Senate part of the Arizona Legislature, the state legislature of the US state of Arizona

The Arizona Senate is part of the Arizona Legislature, the state legislature of the US state of Arizona. The Senate consists of 30 members each representing an average of 219,859 constituents. Members serve two-year terms with term limits that limit Senators to four terms for a total of eight years. Members of the Republican Party are currently the majority in the Senate.

Arizona House of Representatives Lower house of U.S. state legislature

The Arizona House of Representatives is the lower house of the Arizona Legislature, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Arizona. The upper house is the Senate. Its members are elected to two-year terms with a term limit of four consecutive terms. Members of the Republican Party currently hold a narrow majority in the House.

The Arizona Corporation Commission is the Public Utilities Commission of the State of Arizona, established by Article 15 of the Arizona Constitution. Arizona is one of only fourteen states with elected commissioners. The Arizona constitution explicitly calls for an elected commission, as opposed to a governor-appointed commission, which is the standard in most states, because its drafters feared that governors would appoint industry-friendly officials. They are directly elected statewide and serve staggered four-year terms.

For years in which a presidential election was held, the table indicates which party's nominees received the state's electoral votes.

United States presidential election type of election in the United States

The election of president and vice president of the United States is an indirect election in which citizens of the United States who are registered to vote in one of the 50 U.S. states or in Washington, D.C. cast ballots not directly for those offices, but instead for members of the U.S. Electoral College, known as electors. These electors then in turn cast direct votes, known as electoral votes, for president, and for vice president. The candidate who receives an absolute majority of electoral votes is then elected to that office. If no candidate receives an absolute majority of the votes for President, the House of Representatives chooses the winner; if no one receives an absolute majority of the votes for Vice President, then the Senate chooses the winner.

The parties are as follows:    Democratic (D),    Independent (I),   no party (N),    Republican (R),    Unionist (U), and   a tie or coalition within a group of elected officials.

YearExecutive offices State Legislature Corp. Comm. United States Congress Electoral College votes
Governor Secretary of State Attorney General Treasurer Supt. of Pub. Inst. Mine Inspector State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class III) U.S. House
1863 John A. Gurley (R) [3] Richard Cunningham McCormick (R)no such offices Charles Debrille Poston (R)no electoral votes
John Noble Goodwin (R) [4] [5]
1864 Coles Bashford (R) [6]
1865John Noble Goodwin (R)
1866
Richard Cunningham McCormick (R) [5] [7] James P. T. Carter (R)
1867Coles Bashford (I)
1868
James P. T. Carter (R) (act)
1869Coles Bashford (R) [8] Granville Henderson Oury (D) [9] Richard Cunningham McCormick (U)
Anson P.K. Safford (R) [10]
1870
1871
1872 J. E. McCaffry [9]
1873
1874
1875 Hiram Sanford Stevens (D)
1876 John Philo Hoyt (R)
1877
John Philo Hoyt (R) [11] John Jay Gosper (R)
1878
John C. Frémont (R) [11] [12] [13]
1879 John Goulder Campbell (D)
1880
1881 Granville Henderson Oury (D)
John Jay Gosper (R) (act)
1882
Frederick Augustus Tritle (R) [14] [15] Hiram M. Van Arman (R)
1883
1884 Clark Churchill [9]
1885 Curtis Coe Bean (R)
C. Meyer Zulick (D) [16] James A. Bayard (D)
1886
1887 Briggs Goodrich [9] Marcus A. Smith (D)
1888 John A. Rush [9]
1889Clark Churchill [9]
Lewis Wolfley (R) [17] [18] Oakes Murphy (R)
1890
John N. Irwin (R) [17] [19]
1891
1892 William Herring [9]
Oakes Murphy (R) [17] Nathan A. Morford (R)
1893 John C. Herndon [9]
L. C. Hughes (D) [16] [20] Charles Morelle Bruce (D) Francis J. Heney (R) [9]
1894
1895 Thomas D. Satterwhite [9] Oakes Murphy (R)
1896 J. F. Wilson [9]
Charles Morelle Bruce (D) (act)
Benjamin Joseph Franklin (D) [16]
1897Marcus A. Smith (D)
Myron H. McCord (R) [21] [22] Charles H. Akers (R)
1898 C. M. Frazier [9]
Oakes Murphy (R) [21] [23] Charles F. Ainsworth [9]
1899 John Frank Wilson (D)
1900
1901Marcus A. Smith (D)
1902 Isaac T. Stoddard (R) Edmund W. Wells (R) [9]
Alexander Oswald Brodie (R) [24] [25]
1903John Frank Wilson (D)
1904 William Francis Nichols (R) Joseph Henry Kibbey (R) [9]
1905 E. S. Clark [9] Marcus A. Smith (D)
William F. Nichols (R) (act)
Joseph Henry Kibbey (R) [24]
1906
1907
1908 John H. Page (R)
1909 Ralph H. Cameron (R)
Richard Elihu Sloan (R) [26] George U. Young (R)
1910 John B. Wright [9]
1911
1912 George W. P. Hunt (D) Sidney Preston Osborn (D) George Purdy Bullard (D) David F. Johnson (D) Charles O. Case (D) G. H. Bolin (D)15D, 4R31D, 4R Henry F. Ashurst (D) Marcus A. Smith (D) Carl Hayden (D) Woodrow Wilson and Thomas R. Marshall (D) Green check.svg
1913
1914
1915 Wiley E. Jones (D) Mit Simms (D)18D, 1R35D
1916
1917 Thomas Edward Campbell (R) [27] David F. Johnson (D)14D, 5R31D, 4R
George W. P. Hunt (D)
1918
1919Thomas Edward Campbell (R)Mit Simms (D) Harry S. Ross (D)26D, 9R
1920 Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge (R) Green check.svg
1921 Ernest R. Hall (R) W. J. Galbraith (R) Raymond R. Earhart (D) Elsie Toles (R) John F. White (R)10R, 9D20D, 18RRalph H. Cameron (R)
1922
1923George W. P. Hunt (D) James H. Kerby (D) John W. Murphy (D) Wayne Hubbs (D)Charles O. Case (D) Tom C. Foster (D)18D, 1R41D, 6R
1924Calvin Coolidge and Charles G. Dawes (R) Green check.svg
1925 Vernon S. Wright (D)17D, 2R
1926
1927 J. C. Callaghan (D)43D, 9RCarl Hayden (D) Lewis W. Douglas [28] (D)
1928 K. Berry Peterson (D) Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis (R) Green check.svg
1929 John Calhoun Phillips (R)J. C. Callaghan (D) [29] Charles R. Price (D)37D, 17R
1930 I. P. "Ike" Fraizer (R) [30]
1931George W. P. Hunt (D) Scott White (D)Mit Simms (D)18D, 1R52D, 12R
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Nance Garner (D) Green check.svg
1933 Benjamin Baker Moeur (D)James H. Kerby (D) Arthur T. La Prade (D) W. M. Cox (D) Herman E. Hendrix (D)19D59D, 4R Isabella Selmes Greenway [31] (D)
1934
1935 John L. Sullivan (D)Mit Simms (D)18D, 1R51D
1936
1937 Rawghlie Clement Stanford (D) Joe Conway (D) Harry M. Moore (D)19D50D, 1R John R. Murdock (D)
1938
1939 Robert Taylor Jones (D)Harry M. Moore (D) [29] William G. Petersen (D)51D, 1R
1940Franklin D. Roosevelt and Henry A. Wallace (D) Green check.svg
1941Sidney Preston Osborn (D) [29] Joe Hunt (D) E. D. Ring (D)53D Ernest McFarland (D)
1942
Dan Edward Garvey (D) [32]
1943 James D. Brush (D)58D2D
1944John L. Sullivan (D) Alva E. Weaver (D) [30] Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman (D) Green check.svg
1945 William T. Brooks (D) Clifford J. Murdock (D)57D, 1R
1946
1947Mit Simms (D) Nolan D. Pulliam (D)53D, 5R
1948 Evo Anton DeConcini (D)
Dan Edward Garvey (D) [33] Curtis Williams (D)Harry S. Truman and Alben W. Barkley (D) Green check.svg
1949 Wesley Bolin (D) Fred O. Wilson (D) J. W. Kelly (D) Marion Brooks (D)52D, 7R
1950
1951 John Howard Pyle (R) E. T. Williams, Jr. (D)61D, 10R
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon (R) Green check.svg
1953 Ross F. Jones (R)J. W. Kelly (D) Edward Massey (D)15D, 4R50D, 30R Barry Goldwater (R)1D, 1R
1954
1955 Ernest McFarland (D) Robert Morrison (D)E. T. Williams, Jr. (D) Cliff Harkins (D)26D, 2R61D, 19R
1956
1957J. W. Kelly (D)Marion Brooks (D)57D, 23R
1958
1959 Paul Fannin (R) H. Y. Sprague (D) Wilburn W. Dick (D) R. V. Hersey (D)27D, 1R55D, 25R
1960 Wade Church (D) John Quebedeaux (R) [30] Richard Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (R) Red x.svg
1961 Robert Pickrell (R)J. W. Kelly (D)24D, 4R52D, 28R
1962
1963 Milton J. Husky (D)48D, 32R2D, 1R
1964Barry Goldwater and William E. Miller (R) Red x.svg
1965 Samuel Pearson Goddard, Jr. (D) Darrell F. Smith (R) Bob Kennedy (D) Sarah Folsom (R) Verne C. McCutchan (R)26D, 2R45D, 35RPaul Fannin (R)
1966
1967 Jack Richard Williams (R) [34] Charles H. Garland (R)16R, 14D33R, 27D2R, 1D
1968Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew (R) Green check.svg
1969 Gary K. Nelson (R) Morris A. Herring (R) Weldon P. Shofstall (R) [32] 17R, 13D34R, 26DBarry Goldwater (R)
1970
1971 Ernest Garfield (R)18R, 12D
1972
1973 Bart Fleming (R) [32] 38R, 22D3R, 1D
1974 N. Warner Lee (R)
1975 Raúl Héctor Castro (D) [35] Bruce Babbitt (D) Carolyn Warner (D) Bert C. Romero (D)18D, 12R33R, 27D
1976 Gerald Ford and Bob Dole (R) Red x.svg
1977Verne C. McCutchan (R) [29] 16D, 14R38R, 22D Dennis DeConcini (D)2R, 2D
Wesley Bolin (D) [29] [36] Rose Perica Mofford (D) [32]
1978
Bruce Babbitt (D) [37] Jack LaSota (D) [30] Ted M. Martinez (D) [30]
1979 Robert K. Corbin (R) Clark Dierks (R) James H. McCutchan (R)16R, 14D42R, 18D
1980 Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush (R) Green check.svg
198143R, 17D
1982
1983 Ray Rottas (R)18R, 12D39R, 21D3R, 2D
1984
198538R, 22D4R, 1D
1986
1987 Evan Mecham (R) [38] C. Diane Bishop (D)19R, 11D36R, 24D John McCain (R) [29]
1988 George H. W. Bush and Dan Quayle (R) Green check.svg
Rose Perica Mofford (D) [36] James Shumway (D) [30]
1989 Douglas K. Martin (R)17R, 13D34R, 26D
1990
1991 Fife Symington (R) Richard D. Mahoney (D) Grant Woods (R) Tony West (R)17D, 13R33R, 27D
1992George H. W. Bush and Dan Quayle (R) Red x.svg
199318R, 12D35R, 25D3R, 3D
1994
1995 Jane Dee Hull (R) Lisa Graham Keegan (R) [39] 19R, 11D38R, 22D Jon Kyl (R)5R, 1D
1996 Bill Clinton and Al Gore (D) Green check.svg
199718R, 12D
Jane Dee Hull (R) [33] Betsey Bayless (R)
1998
1999 Janet Napolitano (D) Carol Springer (R)16R, 14D40R, 20D
2000 George W. Bush and Dick Cheney (R) Green check.svg
2001 Jaime Molera (R) [30] 15R, 15D [40] 36R, 24D
2002
2003Janet Napolitano (D) [41] Jan Brewer (R) Terry Goddard (D) David Petersen (R) Tom Horne (R)17R, 13D39R, 21D6R, 2D
2004
200518R, 12D38R, 22D
2006 Elliott Hibbs (R) [30] 39R, 21D
2007 Dean Martin (R) Joe Hart (R)17R, 13D33R, 27D5R4R, 4D
2008John McCain and Sarah Palin (R) Red x.svg
2009Jan Brewer (R) [36] Ken Bennett (R) [32] 18R, 12D36R, 24D3R, 2D5D, 3R
2010
2011Tom Horne (R) Doug Ducey (R) John Huppenthal (R)21R, 9D40R, 20D5R, 3D
2012 Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (R) Red x.svg
201317R, 13D36R, 24D5R Jeff Flake (R)5D, 4R
2014
2015Doug Ducey (R) Michele Reagan (R) Mark Brnovich (R) Jeff DeWit (R) [42] Diane Douglas (R)5R, 4D
201618R, 12D Donald Trump and Mike Pence (R) Green check.svg
201717R, 13D35R, 25D
2018
Eileen Klein (R) [30] Jon Kyl (R) [30]
2019 Katie Hobbs (D) Kimberly Yee (R) Kathy Hoffman (D)17R, 13D31R, 29D4R, 1D Kyrsten Sinema (D) Martha McSally (R) [30] 5D, 4R
Year Governor Secretary of State Attorney General Treasurer Supt. of Pub. Inst. Mine Inspector State Senate State House Corp. Comm. U.S. Senator (Class I) U.S. Senator (Class III) U.S. House Electoral College votes
Executive offices State Legislature United States Congress

Notes

  1. https://www.azpm.org/s/41253-republicans-overtake-independents-as-largest-voting-bloc-in-arizona/
  2. https://www.azsos.gov/elections/voter-registration-historical-election-data
  3. Appointed territorial governor by President Abraham Lincoln to be the first governor of the territory died on August 19, 1863, before he could arrive in the territory.
  4. Gurley died prior to taking office as first appointed governor; Goodwin, who was Chief Justice of the Arizona Territorial Supreme Court, was appointed by Lincoln in his place.
  5. 1 2 Resigned to take an elected seat as delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives
  6. Attorney general of Arizona Territory appointed by Goodwin.
  7. Territorial governor appointed April 10, 1866 by President Andrew Johnson; took the oath of office July 9.
  8. Secretary of Arizona Territory appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant; resigned when state capital moved.
  9. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Attorney general of Arizona Territory.
  10. Territorial governor appointed by President Ulysses S. Grant.
  11. 1 2 Territorial governor appointed by President Rutherford B. Hayes.
  12. It is unknown when Frémont took the oath of office; he and his family arrived in Prescott on the afternoon of October 6, 1878.
  13. Resigned. Frémont spent little time in the territory; and the Secretary of the Territory asked him to resume his duties or resign, and he chose resignation.
  14. Territorial governor appointed by President Chester A. Arthur.
  15. Resigned after Grover Cleveland was elected president so that the Democratic president could appoint a Democrat as governor.
  16. 1 2 3 Territorial governor appointed by President Grover Cleveland.
  17. 1 2 3 Territorial governor appointed by President Benjamin Harrison.
  18. Resigned due to a disagreement with the federal government on arid land policy.
  19. Resigned to handle family business out of state.
  20. Hughes had abolished many territorial offices, and unhappy officials successfully petitioned Cleveland to remove him.
  21. 1 2 Territorial governor appointed by President William McKinley.
  22. Resigned to serve in the Spanish–American War.
  23. Asked by President Theodore Roosevelt to resign for opposing the Newlands Reclamation Act.
  24. 1 2 Territorial governor appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt.
  25. Resigned to accept appointment as assistant chief of the records and Pension Bureau at the Department of War.
  26. Territorial governor appointed by President William Howard Taft.
  27. Campbell's narrow election win was overturned by the Arizona Supreme Court on December 22, 1917, which, following a recount, awarded the office to George W.P. Hunt. Campbell vacated the office three days later.
  28. Resigned
  29. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Died in office.
  30. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Appointed to fill vacancy.
  31. Elected to fill the vacancy caused by the previous representative being elected to the next term, but resigning before the term began.
  32. 1 2 3 4 5 Initially appointed to fill vacancy.
  33. 1 2 As state secretary of state, filled unexpired term and was later elected in his or her own right.
  34. The state constitution was amended in 1968 to increase gubernatorial terms from two to four years; Williams' first two terms were for two years, his third was for four years.
  35. Resigned to take post as United States Ambassador to Argentina.
  36. 1 2 3 As state secretary of state, filled unexpired term.
  37. As state attorney general, filled unexpired term, and was later elected in his own right; the secretary of state at the time had been appointed, not elected, and therefore, per the state Constitution, not in the line of succession.
  38. January 6, 1987 – April 4, 1988: impeached and removed from office on charges of obstruction of justice and misuse of government funds.
  39. Resigned to take a position with the Education Leaders Council.
  40. A power sharing agreement was reached between the Democrats and three moderate Republicans, who elected Randall Gnant President Pro Tempore, and they organized the chamber with committees alternately being chaired by one party or the other. The twelve conservative Republicans organized as the minority faction in the chamber.
  41. Resigned following confirmation as United States Secretary of Homeland Security.
  42. Resigned to take post as Chief Financial Officer of NASA.

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