Republican primary elections for all 30 districts in the Arizona House of Representatives took place on Aug. 2, 2022. Of the 30 districts up for election in 2022, 22 had a Republican primary election with more than one candidate. The Arizona House has two seats per district.
Across all contested Republican primary elections, candidates raised $3.3 million. Incumbents raised an average of $55,639 per candidate and challengers raised an average of $37,433 per candidate.
Five primary elections with the most fundraising
The table below details the five Republican primary elections with the most fundraising in the House of Representatives. Winning candidates’ names are in bold.
|District 4||$699,533||Brian Fernandez (D), Joel John (R)||Maria Syms, Matt Gress, Vera Gebran, John Arnold, Jana Jackson, and Kenneth Bowers|
|District 3||$490,319||Andres Cano (D), Alma Hernandez (D)||Joseph Chaplik, Alexander Kolodin, Darin Mitchell, Nicole Cantelme, Ernest Anderson, and Jeremy Abdo|
|District 13||$213,983||Joanne Osborne (R), Tim Dunn (R)||Liz Harris, Julie Willoughby, Ron Hardin, Joshua Askey, and Don Maes|
|District 12||$206,705||Jake Hoffman (R), Travis Grantham (R)||Terry Roe and James Chaston|
|District 27||$198,783||Reginald Bolding (D), Marcelino Quiñonez (D)||Ben Toma, Kevin Payne, Brian Morris, and Jay Griffin|
The officeholders above are listed for the current districts they hold. However, this is a redistricting year, so candidates have been identified below as incumbents even if they are running in a different district than they currently hold.
#1 District 4 – $699,533
Matt Gress raised $290,276, John Arnold raised $184,690, Vera Gebran raised $111,461, Maria Syms raised $80,047, Jana Jackson raised $33,058, and Kenneth Bowers raised $0.
Maria Syms advanced to a runoff election with 26 percent of the vote, Matt Gress advanced to a runoff election with 25 percent of the vote, Vera Gebran received 18 percent of the vote, John Arnold received 15 percent of the vote, Jana Jackson received 9 percent of the vote, and Kenneth Bowers received 8 percent of the vote.
#2 District 3 – $490,319
Incumbent Joseph Chaplik raised $244,308, Alexander Kolodin raised $116,851, Nicole Cantelme raised $101,995, Darin Mitchell raised $27,165, Ernest Anderson raised $0, and Jeremy Abdo raised $0.
Joseph Chaplik advanced to a runoff election with 39 percent of the vote, Alexander Kolodin advanced to a runoff election with 22 percent of the vote, Darin Mitchell received 17 percent of the vote, Nicole Cantelme received 15 percent of the vote, Ernest Anderson received 8 percent of the vote, and Jeremy Abdo withdrew.
#3 District 13 – $213,983
Liz Harris raised $60,451, Julie Willoughby raised $59,122, Don Maes raised $40,599, Ron Hardin raised $40,450, and Joshua Askey raised $13,361.
Liz Harris advanced to a runoff election with 31 percent of the vote, Julie Willoughby advanced to a runoff election with 24 percent of the vote, Ron Hardin received 18 percent of the vote, Joshua Askey received 14 percent of the vote, and Don Maes received 14 percent of the vote.
#4 District 12 – $206,705
James Chaston raised $134,990 and Terry Roe raised $71,715.
Terry Roe advanced to a runoff election with 52 percent of the vote and James Chaston advanced to a runoff election with 48 percent of the vote.
#5 District 27 – $198,783
Incumbent Kevin Payne raised $52,400, Incumbent Ben Toma raised $121,190, Brian Morris raised $25,073, and Jay Griffin raised $120.
Ben Toma advanced to a runoff election with 41 percent of the vote, Kevin Payne advanced to a runoff election with 40 percent of the vote, Brian Morris received 11 percent of the vote, and Jay Griffin received 8 percent of the vote.
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Arizona PACs submitted to the Arizona Secretary of State. Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.
|Report Name||Report Due Date|
|2022 Post-Primary and Q3||10/15/2022|
|2022 Post-General and Q4||1/17/2023|