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Arizona: 2006 Elections
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Arizona

2006 Elections: Governor, US Senator, Other Statewide Offices, US House, State Senate, State House, Ballot initiatives/Referendums

This page was edited by: KarenS, SammyBlue, NoodleBoy, Daylin Byak, Eugene

State Politics At-A-Glance


Population (2000 Census): 5,130,632
Electoral Votes: 10

:redbox: 2004 Presidential: Kerry (D) 44%, Bush (R) 55%
:redbox: 2000 Presidential: Gore (D) 45%, Bush (R) 51%, Nader (I) 3%
:bluebox: 1996 Presidential: Clinton (D) 46%, Dole (R) 44%, Perot (I) 8%

:bluebox: Governor: Janet Napolitano (D) Elected: 2002 (Next Election: 2006)
:redbox: Senior US Senator: John McCain (R) Elected: 1986, 1992, 1998, 2004 (Next Election: 2010)
:redbox: Junior US Senator: Jon Kyl (R) Elected: 1994, 2000 (Next Election: 2006)
:redbox: US House (8 seats): D-2, R-6
:redbox: State Senate (30 seats): D-12, R-18
:redbox: State House (60 seats): D-21, R-39

Election Information


Primary Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline for Primary Election: August 14, 2006)
State/Local Primary Date: September 12, 2006 (early voting begins August 10, 2006)

General Election Dates
Voter Registration Deadline for General Election: October 09, 2006
General Election Date (all states): November 07, 2006 (early voting begins October 5, 2006)

State Office in charge of Elections
Secretary of State, Jan Brewer
http://www.azsos.gov/election
Phone: (602) 542-8683

State Democratic Party
Arizona Democratic Party Headquarters
2910 North Central Avenue
Phoenix AZ 85012
http://www.azdem.org
Phone: (602)298-4200

State Republican Party
Arizona Republican Party
3501 North 24th Street
Phoenix AZ 85016
http://www.azgop.org
Phone: (602) 957-7770

Governor's Race 2006


Candidates

Janet Napolitano (D) Incumbent
Governor
Campaign Website: http://www.janet2006.com

Len Munsil (R)
Attorney
Campaign Website: http://www.lenmunsil.com

Barry Hess (L)
Businessman & State Party Vice Chair
Campaign Website: http://www.hessforgovernor.com

US Senate Race 2006


Jim Pederson (D)
Former State Democratic Chairman & Real Estate Developer
Campaign Website: http://www.pederson2006.com

Jon Kyl (R) Incumbent
US Senator
Campaign Website: http://www.jonkyl.com

Richard Mack (L)
Campaign Website: http://richardmackforsenate.com

Michael Aloisi (Write-in)
Campaign Website: ?

Other Statewide Races 2006


Secretary of State

Israel Torres (D)
State Registrar of Contractors Director
Campaign Website: http://www.israelforarizona.com

Jan Brewer (R) Incumbent
Secretary of State
Campaign Website: http://www.janbrewer.com

Earnest Hancock (L)
Resturant Owner and Radio Talk Show Producer
Campaign Website: http://www.ernesthancock.com

Attorney General

Terry Goddard (D) Incumbent
Attorney General
Campaign Website: http://www.terrygoddard.org

Bill Montgomery (R)
Attorney
Campaign Website: http://www.montgomery4ag.com

State Treasurer

Rano Singh (D)
Biotechnology Consultant
Campaign Website: http://www.rano2006.com

Dean Martin (R)
State Representative and Businessman
Campaign Website: http://www.votedeanmartin.com

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Jason Williams (D)
Teacher Recruiting Organization Executive Director and Former Teacher
Campaign Website: http://www.williamsforarizona.com

Tom Horne (R) Incumbent
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Campaign Website: http://tomhorne2006.com

State Mine Inspector

Joe Hart (R)
Former State Representative
Campaign Website: http://www.hartformineinspector.com

Corporation Commissioner

2 Seats

Richard Boyer (D)
University Professor and Former Cochise County Superior Court Judge
Campaign Website: ?

Mark Manoil (D)
Attorney
Campaign Website: http://www.manoil2006.com

Kris Mayes (R) Incumbent
Corporation Commissioner and Attorney
Campaign Website: ?

Gary Pierce (R)
State House Minority Whip
Campaign Website: ?

Rick Fowlkes (L)
Structural Engineer
Campaign Website: ?

US House of Representatives Races 2006


US House Districts: 8 (6 controlled by Republicans, 2 by Democrats)

Key Races:
01 Rick Renzi (R) (incumbent) v. Ellen Simon (D)
05 J.D. Hayworth (R) (incumbent) v. Harry Mitchell (D)
08 OPEN SEAT, Randi Graf (R) v. Gabrielle Giffords (D)

Candidates, by Congressional District

AZ-01
Mike Caccioppoli (D), Campaign Website: http://www.mikecforcongress.com
Ellen Simon (D), Campaign Website: http://www.ellensimonforcongress.com
Rick Renzi (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website: http://www.rickrenzi.com
David Schlosser (L), Campaign Website: http://www.schlosserforcongress.com

AZ-02
John Thrasher (D), Campaign Website: http://www.thrasherforcongress.org
Trent Franks (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website: http://www.trentfranks.com
Powell Gammill (L), Campaign Website: http://gammillforcongress.com

AZ-03
Don Chilton (D), Campaign Website: http://www.donchilton.com
Herb Paine (D), Campaign Website: http://www.paineforcongress.org
John Shadegg (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website: http://www.johnshadegg.com
Mark Yannone (L), Campaign Website: http://www.yannone.org

AZ-04
Ed Pastor (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website: http://www.edpastor.com
Don Karg (R), Campaign Website: ?
Ronald Harders (L/Write-in), Campaign Website: ?

AZ-05
Harry Mitchell (D), Campaign Website: http://www.harrymitchellforcongress.com
J.D. Hayworth (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website: http://www.jdhayworth.com
Warren Severin (L), Campaign Website: http://www.severin4congress.org

AZ-06
Jeff Flake (R), Incumbent, Campaign Website: http://www.jeffflake.com
Jason Blair (L/Write-in), Campaign Website: ?

AZ-07
Ral Grijalva (D), Incumbent, Campaign Website: http://www.grijalvaforcongress.com
Ron Drake (R), Campaign Website: http://www.drake4congress.com
Joe Cobb (L/Write-in), Campaign Website: ?

AZ-08
Gabrielle Giffords (D), Campaign Website: http://www.gabriellegiffords.com
Randy Graf (R), Campaign Website: http://www.votegraf.com
David Nolan (L), Campaign Website: http://www.nolan2006.org
Jay Quick (I), Campaign Website: http://www.averagejoeforcongress.com
Bill Katzel (Write-in), Campaign Website: ?

State Senate Races 2006


State Senate Districts: 30

Seats at stake in 2006: 30

Key Races: ?

State House Races 2006


State House Districts: 60

Seats at stake in 2006: 60

Key Races: ?

Ballot initiatives/Referendums


2006 Ballot Propositions & Judicial Performance Review

:graybox: Proposition 100 - BAILABLE OFFENSES
   HCR 2028 is a referendum measure that excludes a person who been charged with a serious
   felony offense from being eligible for bail if the person has entered or remained in the
   United States illegally and the proof is evident or the presumption great as to the charge.
   Full Text

:graybox: Proposition 101 - LOCAL PROPERTY TAX LEVIES
   HCR 2056, subject to voter approval, will establish the 2006 Taxpayer Protection Act
   by requiring a new base year for constitutional levy limits for municipalities, counties
   and community college districts.
   Full Text

:graybox: Proposition 102 - STANDING IN CIVIL ACTIONS
   SCR 1001 is a constitutional amendment that prohibits an illegal alien from being awarded
   punitive damages in the courts of Arizona.
   Full Text

:graybox: Proposition 103 - ENGLISH AS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
   HCR 2036 is a referendum measure to repeal the existing Article XXVIII of the Arizona
   Constitution regarding English as the official language of Arizona. HCR 2036 creates a new
   Article providing that English is the official language, requiring government officials
   to preserve, protect and enhance the role of English and requiring official functions
   of government to be conducted in English.
   Full Text

:graybox: Proposition 104 - MUNICIPAL DEBT
   HCR 2001 allows political subdivisions of the state (cities, towns, school districts,
   and counties) to incur debt up to 20 per cent of the taxable property value (instead of
   the current 6 percent cap) of the taxable property value within the city or town for
   public safety, law enforcement, fire and emergency service facilities, as well as streets
   and transportation facilities.
   Full Text

:graybox: Proposition 105 - STATE TRUST LANDS; PROVIDING FOR CONDITIONAL REPEAL AND
   CONDITIONAL ENACTMENT
   HCR 2045 proposes amendments to Arizonas constitution relating to state trust land
   management.
   Full Text

:graybox: Proposition 106 - Conserving Arizona's Future
   Proposition 106 would amend the Constitution of Arizona is to permit the state of Arizona
   to manage state trust land in ways that promote well-planned growth, conservation, and
   sound stewardship, addressing issues that were not of concern at the time of statehood.
   Full Text

:graybox: Proposition 107 - Proposed amendment to the Arizona Constitution by the initiative
   relating to marriage
   This proposed amendment to the Arizona Constitution preserves marriage as only consisting
   of the union of one man and one woman, and prohibits the state and its political
   subdivisions from creating or recognizing any legal status for unmarried persons that is
   similar to that of marriage.
   Full Text

:graybox: Proposition 200 - AZ Voter Reward Act
   This law will establish a voter reward random drawing every two years with a first prize
   of one million dollars or more. The purpose is to increase voter participation.
   Voters who cast ballots in primary or general elections will be eligible to win. The money
   will come from the Arizona Lottery and private donations.
   Full Text

:graybox: Proposition 201 - Smoke-Free Arizona Act
   The proposed act would prohibit smoking in enclosed public places and places of employment
   with limited exceptions such as private residences, retail tobacco stores, and outdoor
   patios. Enforcement by the Arizona Department of Health Services would be paid for by a tax
   on cigarettes of one tenth of one cent per cigarette.
   Full Text

:graybox: Proposition 202 - Arizona Minimum Wage Coalition
   The Raise the Minimum Wage for Working Arizonans Act increases the minimum wage to $6.75
   an hour for working Arizonans starting in 2007. So that Arizona workers continue to
   receive fair paychecks that keep up with inflation, the Arizona minimum wage will then be
   adjusted one time each year to keep pace with the cost-of-living.
   Full Text

:graybox: Proposition 203 - First Things First for Arizona's Children
   This initiative would increase funding for early childhood developement and health
   programs. Local councils who know their communities' needs would distribute the majority
   of the funding, with oversight by a statewide board subject to audits and other
   accountability measures. Dedicated funding would come from an increase on the sales price
   of tobacco products.
   Full Text

:graybox: Proposition 204 - Proposed by initiative petition relating to farm animals
   This Act requires that pigs during pregnancy and calves raised for veal must be given
   sufficient space to turn around, lie down, and fully extend their limbs when tethered,
   or confined in crates, cages, or other enclosures; includes exceptions, such as for
   veterinary purposes and during the pig's prebirthing period; the Act allows six years
   to adopt more humane practices and does not require mandatory expenditure of state
   revenues.
   Full Text

:graybox: Proposition 205 - Your Right to Vote
   The single purpose of this initiative is to ensure that all registered voters are
   automatically mailed ballots from the election official before every election.
   Automatically mailed ballots shall be in proper form for voting, have all necessary
   instructions and shall be accompanied by a postage paid first class return envelope
   to the election official. A limited number of county-wide polling places shall remain
   open on election days for on site voting and for voters to return of automatically
   mailed ballots.
   Full Text

:graybox: Proposition 206 - Arizona Non-Smoker Protection Committee
   This initiative would prohibit smoking in enclosed public places and places of employment,
   except bars and tobacco shops. Minors would not be permitted in any part of a bar or
   tobacco shop that permits smoking. Signs must notify patrons and employees where smoking
   is permitted. If part of a larger business, the bars and tobacco shops must be separated
   by floor to ceiling partitions and separate ventilation systems.
   Full Text

:graybox: Proposition 207 - Private Property Rights Protection Act
   This Act protects private property by defining public use to mean only the public will own
   and use the land and declares that the public benefits of economic development, including
   increased tax revenues and employment, shall not constitute a public use. The Act ensures
   that Arizona citizens receive just compensation if they lose their property or lose the
   value of their property when government takes or enacts a law that diminishes the value
   of private property.
   Full Text

:graybox: Proposition 300 - PUBLIC PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY
   SCR 1031, pending voter approval, prohibits adults who are not citizens or legal residents
   of the United States from taking classes offered by the Arizona Department of Education (ADE)
   Division of Adult Education (Division) or receiving child care assistance from the Arizona
   Department of Economic Security (DES) and requires specified information on applicants
   for certain programs to be reported by specified state agencies biannually to the Joint
   Legislative Budget Committee (JLBC). The prohibition of services for specified programs must
   be enforced without regard to race, religion, gender, ethnicity or national origin.
   Additionally, SCR 1031 prohibits in-state student or county resident status to persons who are
   not citizens or who lack lawful immigration status pursuant to federal law.
   Full Text

:graybox: Proposition 301 - PROBATION FOR METHAMPHETAMINE OFFENSES
   SCR 1033 prevents a person convicted of drug charges involving methamphetamine from being
   eligible for probation under the Drug Medicalization, Prevention, and Control Act of 1996.
   Full Text

:graybox: Proposition 302 - STATE LEGISLATORS' SALARIES
   Shall the recommendation of the Commission on Salaries for Elective State Officers
   Concerning Legislative salaries be accepted?
   Recommendations, if approved by the electors, shall become effective at the beginning
   of the next regular legislative session without any other authorizing legislation.
  
   Current Salary..............$24,000
   Proposed Salary..............$36,000
   Full Text

Links


Blogs
Democratic Underground Arizona Forum
LeftyBlogs.com Arizona
Arizona Congress Watch
Blog for Arizona
Daniel's News & Views
Desert Rat Democrat
Make Democracy Work
Rum, Romanism and Rebellion
The Data Port

Demographic Links
U.S. Census Bureau Arizona Quick Facts


Useful Links

Campaign Underground 2006
Campaign Underground Tips and Tricks
Wikipedia article: Arizona statewide elections, 2006

Note: AZ-03 Democratic primary results are too close to call as of Sept. 13, 2006. - Eugene
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