With 49 precincts yet to report, as of about 8:30 this morning, it appears the results look good for Republicans across the board. Statewide the Republican hold a firm margin in the Arizona legislature with 17 Republican Senate seats over 13 Democrats. The Republicans hold 39 House seats to 21 filled by Democrats.
Ann Kirkpatrick retained her House seat with 53.11% to 46.59% for Andy Tobin. The seat for the House of Representatives for District 2 may still be in question with Rep Martha McSally holding a .02% lead with 145 of 194 precincts reporting over Democrat Ron Barber.
Districts 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 9 remain the same with Grijalva (D), Gosar (R), Salmon (R), Salmon, Schweikert, Trent and Sinema (D), respectively, retaining their seats. Ruben Gallego (D) was declared winner of District 7 early in the counting by taking an overwhelming margin.
Doug Ducey was declared the winner of the gubernatorial race just before 9 p.m. last night. He took 53.83% of the vote over 41.32% for Democrat Fred Duval, so far.
The race for Secretary of State is still tight, but Republican Michele Reagan holds about a 5% lead over Terry Goddard.
With 53.29%, Mark Brnovich will probably defeat Felecia Rotellini for the office of Attorney General.
Republican Diane Douglas holds a marginal 3% lead in the race for Superintendent of Public Instruction with 51.11% to 48.84% for David Garcia. This fight became over Common Core Curriculum with Douglas saying that she wants it out of schools while Garcia stated that Arizonans are too stupid to understand what it is about.
Republicans Tom Forese and Doug Little maintained about 8% over their Democratic rivals with Sandra Kennedy receiving 21.42% and Jim Holoway receiving 20.89%. Forese and Little received almost 29% each.
Sylvia Allen, who ran for Senator in place of the late Chester Crandell, took the District 6 Senate seat. This morning Allen has 51.48% with O’Halleran taking 48.32%. Brenda Barton and Bob Thorpe retained their House seats.
We might have misspoke last night. The Coconino County sight had O’Halleran ahead, but the Statewide site might have had Allen ahead. Coconino, of course, votes Democrat.
Proposition 122, the State Rights initiative, is still passing with 49 precincts yet to report. So far it has 51.3% in favor with 48.7% opposed. Proposition 303 passed overwhelmingly allowing terminally ill patients to try experimental drugs. Why this was even a question is unknown. What is known is that the legislators elected will have to tighten their belts because they will not get a pay raise with the failure of Proposition 304.
In local battles, Democrat Howard Grodman soundly defeated his Libertarian rival Kevin Morrow for Justice of the Peace in Flagstaff. Judge of the Superior Court for Division 1 went to Jacqueline Hatch.
Nathaniel White was elected at Coconino Community College District 1 Board Member.
Ann Wells and Michael Fleishman were elected to the Williams School Board.
Jerry Nabours was re-elected as Mayor of Flagstaff
In Coconino County, all local propositions raising taxes passed.
In tight races Jeff Dewit State Treasurer may take the office of State Treasurer with 99.15% and Joe Hart State Mine Inspector 99.28%.
These results were based on the Arizona Secretary of State election results web site and may change. Upon completion of the counting, the results are not final until canvassed by the office of the Arizona Secretary of State.