Arizonas LGBTQ Democrats

Press Release:

Friday, October 12, 2018

For immediate release:

Stonewalls' 2018 Endorsements

 
After many, many hours of research and deliberation the Endorsement Committee of the Stonewall Democrats of Arizona have settled on and here offer our 2018 General Election candidate endorsements.
 
We are pleased to announce the following endorsements for Congressional candidates:

U.S. SENATE -- KYRSTEN SINEMA
U.S. HOUSE - CD 2 -- ANN KIRKPATRICK
U.S. HOUSE - CD 3 -- RAUL GRIJALVA
U.S. HOUSE - CD 5 -- JOAN GREENE
U.S. HOUSE - CD 6 -- ANITA MALIK
U.S. HOUSE - CD 7 -- RUBEN GALLEGO
U.S. HOUSE - CD 8 -- HIRAL TIPIRNENI
U.S. HOUSE - CD 9 -- GREG STANTON


We are pleased to announce the following endorsements for Statewide candidates:

SECRETARY OF STATE -- KATIE HOBBS
ATTORNEY GENERAL -- JANUARY CONTRERAS
STATE TREASURER -- MARK MANOIL
SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC EDUCATION -- KATHY HOFFMAN
CORPORATION COMMISSION -- SANDRA KENNEDY
MINE INSPECTOR -- BILL PIERCE


We are pleased to announce the following endorsements for candidates for the Arizona Senate:

STATE SENATOR - LD 1 -- JO CRAYCRAFT
STATE SENATOR - LD 2 -- ANDREA DALESSANDRO
STATE SENATOR - LD 3 -- SALLY ANN GONZALES
STATE SENATOR - LD 4 -- LISA OTONDO
STATE SENATOR - LD 5 -- J'AMIE MORGAINE
STATE SENATOR - LD 7 -- JAMESCITA PESHLAKAI
STATE SENATOR - LD 8 -- SHARON GIRARD
STATE SENATOR - LD 9 -- VICTORIA STEELE
STATE SENATOR - LD 10 -- DAVID BRADLEY
STATE SENATOR - LD 11 -- RALPH ATCHUE
STATE SENATOR - LD 13 -- MICHELLE HARRIS
STATE SENATOR - LD 17 -- STEVEN WEICHERT
STATE SENATOR - LD 19 -- LUPE CONTRERAS
STATE SENATOR - LD 20 -- DOUGLAS ERVIN
STATE SENATOR - LD 23 -- DARIA LOHMAN
STATE SENATOR - LD 24 -- LELA ALSTON
STATE SENATOR - LD 26 -- JUAN MENDEZ
STATE SENATOR - LD 27 -- REBECCA RIOS
STATE SENATOR - LD 29 -- MARTIN QUEZADA
STATE SENATOR - LD 30 -- OTONIEL NAVARRETE


We are pleased to announce the following endorsements for candidates for the Arizona House of Representatives:

STATE REPRESENTATIVE - LD 1 -- ED GOGEK
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - LD 2 -- ROSANNA GABALDON & DANIEL HERNANDEZ
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - LD 3 -- ANDRES CANO & ALMA HERNANDEZ
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - LD 4 -- CHARLENE FERNANDEZ & GERALDINE PETEN
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - LD 5 -- MARY MCCORD ROBINSON
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - LD 6 -- FELICIA FRENCH
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - LD 7 -- ARLANDO TELLER & MYRON TSOSIE
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - LD 8 -- LINDA GROSS
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - LD 9 -- RANDY FRIESE & PAMELA POWERS HANNLEY
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - LD 10 -- KIRSTEN ENGEL
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - LD 11 -- HOLLACE LYON
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - LD 12 -- JOSEPH BISACCIA
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - LD 14 -- BOB KARP & SHELLEY RENNE-LEON
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - LD 15 -- JULIE GUNNIGLE & JENNIFER SAMUELS
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - LD 17 -- JENNIFER PAWLIK
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - LD 18 -- MITZI EPSTEIN & JENNIFER JERMAINE
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - LD 19 -- DIEGO ESPINOZA & DEVIN DEL PALACIO
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - LD 20 -- HAZEL CHANDLER & CHRIS GILFILLIAN
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - LD 22 -- VALERIE HARRIS
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - LD 24 -- JENNIFER LONGDON
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - LD 25 -- JOHNNY MARTIN
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - LD 29 -- RICHARD ANDRADE & CESAR CHAVEZ
STATE REPRESENTATIVE - LD 30 -- RAQUEL TERÁN


Last, but not least, we are pleased to announce the following endorsements:

PHOENIX MAYOR -- KATE GALLEGO
PHOENIX CITY COUNCIL DISTRICT 5 -- JOHN GOMEZ
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE TUCSON PRECINCT 5 -- ALISA CUNNINGHAM
APACHE JUNCTION UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT -- BRADEN BIGGS
CARTWRIGHT SCHOOL BOARD -- JOHN GOMEZ
SUNNYSIDE UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT -- CONSUELO HERNANDEZ
TUCSON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT -- LEILA COUNTS & ADELITA GRIJALVA
HOW WE ENDORSE: Stonewall Democrats of Arizona has a twelve person Endorsement Committee. Candidates do not file applications nor must those endorsed have to be members of the LGBTQ community. Being a member of the LGBTQ community is obviously a plus towards endorsement however, we have found that being such does not always indicate that a candidate would necessarily be an advantage to our community were they to hold office. Many factors are considered. Committee members research candidates through their social media accounts, their websites, voting records, YouTube videos, statements, position papers, the Stonewall Equality Questionnaire and more before bringing their information before the Committee in whole for a vote.

 

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