Arizona State House and Senate Races Yield Few Surprises

Nov 9, 2016

This post was updated at 9:30 a.m. on Tue, Nov. 15. 

State senators and house representatives in all 30 of Arizona’s legislative districts were up for a vote during Tuesday’s general election. In Legislative District 6, Republican incumbent senator Sylvia Allen currently leads Democrat Nikki Bagley by about 1,716 votes. 

The Arizona State Capitol

In the race for LD6 house representatives, Republican incumbents Brenda Barton and Bob Thorpe appear to have retained their seats. Democrat Alex Martinez trails in the three-way race with about 31 percent of the vote. LD6 includes Flagstaff, much of central and northern Arizona, and Coconino County.

In LD5, Republican incumbent Regina Cobb and Republican Paul Mosley will be elected. They’ll represent Kingman, much of western Arizona, and Mojave County. For LD1, including Yavapai County and Prescott, Republican incumbent Noel Campbell will keep his seat, and fellow Republican David Stringer will be elected.

Candidates in several legislative districts were running unopposed during the general election. Democrat Jamescita Peshlakai will be LD7’s new state senator. Eric Descheenie and Wenona Benally will become the district’s house representatives. They’ll represent much of the Navajo Nation, the Hopi Tribe and most of northeastern Arizona. Elsewhere, Republican Sonny Borelli will be LD5’s new senator, and Republican Karen Fann is now the senator for LD1.

All of Arizona’s precincts have reported results, and statewide voter turnout was 70.21 percent for the general election. For complete results, see the Arizona Secretary of State’s website: