Arizona State Legislative DistrictsWith Maricopa County outset
Arizona Election Information
Democrat Kyrsten Sinema won the U.S. Senate with a 2.4% margin statewide in 2018. In the 2016 presidential election, Clinton lost in Arizona by only 3.57% (91,234 votes) out of 2,604,657 votes cast. Republicans currently still control the Arizona State House 31-29 despite losing 5 seats in 2018 and State Senate 17-13. In November 2020, Democrats need to flip only a few more seats in this increasingly Democratic state to correct the imbalance and get rid of the Republican trifecta.
All 60 districts in the House are up for reelection in November 2020 for two-year terms. In the 2018 election, Democrats flipped 4 districts. Democrats must flip 2 seats in 2020.
All 30 seats in the Arizona State Senate are up for election in 2020. In the 2018 elections, the Republicans maintained their majority at 17-13. Democrats need to flip 3 seats.
2020 Election Cycle Focus
We are primarily concentrating on five legislative districts: LD-6, 17, 20, 21, and 28, although our work is also provided to all Democratic candidates and incumbents. In Arizona, the district number is identical for the State House and State Senate where each district has two House seats and one Senate seat. All 60 House and 30 Senate seats are up for reelection in November 2020 for a two-year term. LD-6 is primarily a rural district spanning four counties, while LD-17, 20, 21 and 28 are parts of urban-suburban Maricopa County. These five districts are being targeted because the Democratic incumbent or challenger is in a highly competitive race and/or District demographics indicate they are emerging “purple” localities with a mix of traditional and progressive voters.
Our Latest Research Reports
Read here for our latest in-depth research reports supporting Democratic state district campaigns.
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This in-depth analysis of recent legislation reveals a lack of connection between GOP politicians and issues of deep concern to their constituents in districts across the state. The GOP has become the “anti” party (anti-environment, anti-workers’ rights, anti-public education, anti-affordable health care, anti-reproductive rights, anti-immigration, and more). more ...
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AZ-Deplorable Education Funding
Arizona voters have long considered education funding to be the number one issue facing the state. But the reality is that no other state has cut school funding more than Arizona. Between 2008 and 2015, legislators cut per-student funding by 36.6%. Since the mid-1990s, the loss of revenue for education spending has been the direct result of Arizona’s Republican lawmakers choosing to cut personal and corporate income taxes instead of investing in schools. The failure to adequately fund education in the years since the 2008 recession means that per-pupil funding is the second lowest and teacher salaries the third lowest in the country.
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New article on Higher Education Issues in Arizona coming soon
Our Featured Candidates
We are supporting candidates where we can make a big difference and help flip seats blue in State Houses and Senates. After the Democratic primary is held, Local Majority will evaluate candidates for support.