Jim Lamon


Far-right Republican candidate who ran for election to the U.S. Senate to represent Arizona in the 2022 election. He lost in the Republican primary on August 2, 2022.
Arizona Grand Jury Indicts 11 Fake Electors For Trump, Including Kelli Ward & 2 State Senators

Arizona’s 11 fake electors sign a document in Phoenix on Dec. 14 2020, falsely claiming that they were the state’s electors and that Donald Trump won the presidential election in Arizona. Screen capture by AZGOP

A grand jury has indicted 18 people, including two Arizona state senators and the former head of the Arizona Republican Party, in a fake elector scheme that aimed to install Donald Trump as the president after he lost the 2020 election to Joe Biden. The Arizona Attorney General’s Office has not released the names of everyone who was indicted, but all 11 fake electors were charged:
  • Kelli Ward, former AZGOP chairman
  • Arizona Sen. Jake Hoffman, leader of the Arizona Freedom Caucus
  • Arizona Sen. Anthony Kern, member of the Arizona Freedom Caucus
  • Tyler BowyerTurning Point USA CEO
  • Michael Ward, husband of Kelli Ward
  • Nancy Cottle, a Republican who’s been active in local politics for a decade
  • James Lamon, a failed 2022 U.S. Senate candidate
  • Robert Montgomery, former chairman of the Cochise County Republican Committee
  • Samuel Moorhead, former chairman of Gila County Republican Party
  • Lorraine Pellegrino, former president of the Ahwatukee Republican Women
  • Gregory Safsten, former executive director of the AZGOP
Apr. 24, 2024
GOP Senator Took Tens of Thousands Of Donation Dollars From Arizona Fake Electors
"Utah Sen. Mike Lee (R), who endeavored to have the 2020 election overturned in favor of Donald Trump, received campaign donations in the tens of thousands of dollars, from three Arizona fake electors, according to a report in The Salt Lake Tribune." [ . . . ] "James Lamon, who unsuccessfully ran for U.S. Senate in 2022, donated $8,700 to Lee’s campaign in January and March of 2021. Lamon is the former CEO of DEPCOM, a solar power company. Lamon also donated $15,000 to Lee’s leadership political action committee in January 2022."
Nov. 22, 2023
Arizona ‘Fake Elector’ Shocks MAGA World With Anti-Trump Revelation
Jim Lamon, who launched a failed U.S. Senate bid in Arizona last year, was outed by campaign finance expert Rob Pyers, who shared documents identifying Lamon as the lone backer of a super PAC that has aired multiple anti-Trump ads on conservative media.
Jul. 24, 2023

These Arizona Candidates Still Say Donald Trump Won In 2020, Or They're Not Sure What Happened

Oct. 27, 2022

"Elected officials and candidates for office in 2022 continue to challenge and question the results of the 2020 presidential election in Arizona.
The results have been examined and re-examined, challenged in court and in a monthslong ballot review. No evidence has been found of widespread fraud or error in the results.
Yet candidates deny the outcome. Others don't quite go as far. But they raise questions about potential irregularities they say could have influenced the vote and should be examined.
The Arizona Republic is listing candidates by category by the race that they are entered in. This list is not complete and will be updated throughout the 2022 election season.

 Election deniers

These candidates in Arizona races deny that Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election, either in Arizona or nationwide."
US Senate

US House of Representatives


Secretary of State

Attorney General


  • Bob Lettieri, Republican

Arizona Corporation Commission

State Senate

State House of Representatives

Maricopa County Board of Supervisors

 Election questioners
These candidates in Arizona continue to raise issues about the 2020 election process but do not deny or affirm that Joe Biden won.
US House of Representatives

Arizona Corporation Commission

State Senate

State House of Representatives

 No Clear Answer
These candidates have failed to answer or not provided a clear answer on whether Joe Biden won the election.

State House of Representatives

Center for Arizona Policy
2022 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: U.S. Senate
Question 4: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” and “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Question 9: Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs.*
Candidates' Position: Support.
* Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.
‘No Handouts’ Jim Lamon Defends Accepting Billions In Federal Help At Former Solar Venture
"Lamon is the former CEO and founder of DEPCOM Power Inc., a Scottsdale-based utility-scale solar company. In 2019, the Paradise Valley Republican claimed on a Freedom Files podcast that neither he nor DEPCOM “ever asked for a subsidy or handout from anyone.” “No handouts,” Lamon said in March. “We can't have this constant Big Brother government to help. That's not going to allow us to be the strong and the powerful nation that we can be to help our own.” But in December 2020, Lamon accepted $2,660,600 in federal relief from the Paycheck Protection Program, designed by Congress to provide economic reprieve for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, and utilities, records show."
Jul. 8, 2022
Jim Lamon Is China's Man
Amid Attack Ad Allegations, Anti-China Jim Lamon Defends Business Ties There
"U.S. Senate hopeful Jim Lamon, who spends a lot of money peddling anti-China rhetoric on the airwaves, is in bed with Chinese Communists, a new political ad claims. Lamon, who’s using his own fortune to fund his campaign, is accused by political opponents of bashing Beijing and its cronies with money he earned from lucrative dealings with the Chinese Communist Party."
Jun. 9, 2022
In Campaign Ad, GOP Senate Candidate Shoots Gun At Actors Playing Biden, Pelosi And Sen. Mark Kelly
Feb. 10, 2022
"A Republican businessman seeking his party’s nomination to face Sen. Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) in the fall has released a new Western-style TV ad in which the candidate, dressed as a sheriff, fires a gun at actors portraying Kelly, President Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
The candidate, energy executive Jim Lamon, said in a tweet that the ad will air during the Super Bowl.
Kelly is the husband of former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), who was shot in the head while greeting constituents outside a Tucson supermarket in 2011. Six people were killed in the shooting rampage and many others were injured.
Shannon Watts, the founder of the group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, called the ad “disgusting.”"

Photo: Twitter

Koch Industries Buys GOP Senate Candidate's Company
 "A division of industrial giant Koch Industries has bought Senate hopeful Jim Lamon's company, likely providing a cash infusion for the Arizona Republican as he pours huge sums of his own money into the race. [...] Lamon has already loaned his campaign $5 million and said he is prepared to spend 10 times that sum."
Dec. 3, 2021
GOP lawmakers Will Appear Alongside White Nationalists, Nazi Apologists, At Rally To Support Insurrectionists
"The most recent slate of speakers also includes Republican state legislators Mark Finchem and Wendy Rogers — the former was at the Capitol on Jan. 6 and the latter cheered on the violent failed coup on social media — U.S. Senate candidate Jim Lamon, and congressional candidates Jeff Zink and Eli Crane."
Sep. 23, 2021
GOP Senate Candidate: US Should Not Accept Afghan Refugees
"The United States should not accept Afghan refugees, including translators and others who helped the American military during the 20-year war, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Lamon said"
Sep. 16, 2021
GOP Senate Candidates Backed Legal Challenges To The 2020 Election
"Arizona Senate hopeful Jim Lamon, at a July rally with Trump, touted an unsuccessful lawsuit he and other Trump electors filed to challenge his state’s election results as “something that had to be done.”"
Sep. 15, 2021
Arizona Senate Candidate Poured Millions Into Voter Registration Group
"In late April, Lamon, a renewable energy executive, announced his donation to the nonprofit Look Ahead America, designed to help register "tens of thousands of new conservative voters." [...] The group said it planned to use Lamon's $2 million to register and turn out "America First patriots.""
Jun. 10, 2021
Arizona Republican Spends On Ads In New Jersey To Reach Trump
"Trump's endorsement could tip the scales in Arizona's 2022 GOP Senate primary. To gain the upper hand, Lamon is appealing directly to Trump with a 30-second spot touting his border security bona fides exclusively on Fox News in northern New Jersey. The former president is spending the summer on his private golf club in Bedminster, 43 miles west of New York City"
Jun. 2, 2021
Senate Hopeful Jim Lamon Rips Capitol Hill Spending, But His Company Got COVID-19 Relief
May 5, 2021

Solar Executive is 1st GOP Candidate In Arizona Senate Race

"Lamon was one of Trump’s 11 presidential electors in Arizona and would have represented the state in the Electoral College if Trump hadn’t lost to Democrat Joe Biden.
After the election, Lamon and the 10 other electors sued alleging Arizona election systems have security flaws that let election workers and foreign countries manipulate results and that those systems switched votes from Trump to Biden. The case was dismissed for failing to provide evidence to back up its claims.
Lamon spoke favorably of an ongoing hand recount of votes and review of voting equipment in Maricopa County on behalf of the state Senate. The work is being overseen by a cybersecurity consultant who has cast doubt on the legitimacy of Biden's victory"

May 3, 3021

Gohmert Sues VP Pence Over Role In Declaring Biden As Winner Of Election
"Additional plaintiffs in the suit include ... Jake HoffmanAnthony KernJames R. Lamon, ... Kelli Ward"
Dec. 28, 2020
A Who’s Who Met Privately With Trump And McMaster Ahead Of October Fundraiser
"Jim Lamon, founder of Arizona-based solar firm DEPCOM Power"
Jan. 20, 2018

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