Arizona State Legislative Districts (2022 vs 2012)
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Arizona Election Information
In the 2020 presidential election, Biden won in Arizona by only 0.3% (10.457 votes) out of 3,333,839 votes cast. Republicans currently still control the Arizona State House 31-29 and State Senate 16-14. In November 2022, Democrats need to flip only two additional seats in both the House and the Senate in this increasingly Democratic, very gerrymandered state to correct the imbalance and get rid of the Republican trifecta. Unfortunately, redistricting has favored the Republicans again so Democrats will need to work twice as hard to get their voters to show up and to fight back.
All 60 districts in the House are up for reelection in November 2022 for two-year terms. In the 2020 election, one seat flipped to the Democrats (Judy Schweibert, old HD20) and one seat flipped to Republicans (old HD4) leaving the House in Republican hands. In the 2018 election, Democrats flipped 4 districts and none in 2020. Democrats must flip 2 seats in 2022.
All 30 seats in the Arizona State Senate are up for election in 2020. In 2020 Democrats flipped one seat (Christine Marsh SD-28) to turn the house 14-16. Democrats need to flip 2 more seats to get control of the Senate.
2022 Election Cycle Focus
Working with the new districts finalized by the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission after the 2020 census, we are in the midst of analyzing to find the most promising for Democratic pickups. Unfortunately, the "independent" redistricting commission was hardly that with several Democratic-leaning districts packed and cracked.
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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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.