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Moving into the general election

Elizabeth Medora~ 9/3/2014

NORTH VALLEY – Arizona’s primary election results are in, and the push toward the November general election is now in full swing. Following is a rundown of state and local election results.

In the gubernatorial race, Doug Ducey beat out his Republican opponents, receiving 37 percent of the primary votes. Fred DuVal ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination for governor. Libertarian Barry Hess also ran unopposed for his party’s nomination. Americans Elect candidate JL Mealer took his party’s gubernatorial nomination.

Secretary of State Republican candidate Michele Reagan received her party’s nomination, with 43 percent of the vote. Democrat Terry Goddard ran unopposed for his party’s nomination. All other parties had write-in candidates only.

Republican Mark Brnovich won the Attorney General nomination, with 53 percent of the vote. In the general election, he will be facing Democrat Felicia Rotellini, who ran unopposed in the primary. As with the majority of the primary elections, all other parties had write-in candidates only.

In the State Treasurer primary, Republican Jeff DeWit won his party’s nomination. No other parties put forth a candidate on the primary ballot.

Both Superintendent of Public Instruction candidates ran opposed in the primary race. Republican Diane Douglas and Democrat David Garcia won their parties’ primaries and received the nominations.

Incumbent State Mine Inspector Joe Hart ran unopposed in the Republican primary. No other candidates ran for the office.

Two Corporation Commissions seats are being filled in the November election. Republicans Tom Forese and Doug Little won their party’s primary. Democrats Jim Holway and Sandra Kennedy were the only two candidates running in their party’s primary; both Holway and Kennedy will be progressing to the general election.

In Legislative District 1 (which comprises the majority of The Foothills Focus coverage area), Republican Steve Pierce ran unopposed in his party’s primary for State Senator. No other candidates are on the ballot running against him, so he will be running unopposed, other than write-in candidates, in November.

Also in Legislative District 1, two State Representative seats are being sought after. Karen Fann and Noel Campbell received the Republican nominations for State Representative. Frank Cuccia was the only Democrat running; no other Democratic candidate stepped forward for the second Representative seat.

In Congressional District 4, which includes Black Canyon City, both the Republican and Democratic candidates ran unopposed in their parties’ primary for U.S. Representative in Congress. Republican Paul Gosar and Democrat Mike Weisser will be facing off in the general election.

In Congressional District 6 (Cave Creek, Carefree, North Scottsdale, and Happy Valley area of Phoenix), Republican David Schweikert and Democrat John Williamson both ran unopposed in the primary for U.S. Representative in Congress.

New River, Tramonto, Anthem, and the Sonoran Foothills area are all part of Congressional District 8. Republican Trent Franks won his party’s nomination for U.S. Representative in Congress. Other than write-in candidates, Franks will be running unopposed in November, as no other candidates have stepped forward.

Legislative and Congressional districts are determined by address. To find your district, go online to www.azredistricting.org/districtlocator and type in your address.

To see full election results for the entire state, visit the Secretary of State’s Web site at www.azsos.gov. The general election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4.