Republican primary elections for all 30 districts in the Arizona State Senate took place on Aug. 2, 2022. Of the 30 districts up for election in 2022, 14 had a Republican primary election with more than one candidate.
Across all contested Republican primary elections, candidates raised $5.3 million. Incumbents raised an average of $689,629 per candidate and challengers raised an average of $70,047 per candidate.
Five primary elections with the most fundraising
The table below details the five Republican primary elections with the most fundraising in the State Senate. Winning candidates’ names are in bold.
|District 7||$3,096,643||Theresa Hatathlie (D)||Wendy Rogers and Kelly Townsend|
|District 1||$507,806||Karen Fann (R)||Ken Bennett, Steve Zipperman, Noel Campbell, and Anne Marie Ward|
|District 10||$392,314||Stephanie Stahl Hamilton (D)||David Farnsworth and Russell Bowers|
|District 3||$315,274||Sally Ann Gonzales (D)||John Kavanagh and Jan Dubauskas|
|District 29||$261,820||Martin Quezada (D)||Janae Shamp, Joanne Osborne, and Ryan Eldridge|
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 7 – $3,096,643
Incumbent Kelly Townsend raised $65,436 and Incumbent Wendy Rogers raised $3,031,207.
Wendy Rogers advanced to the general election with 59 percent of the vote and Kelly Townsend received 41 percent of the vote.
#2 District 1 – $507,806
Steve Zipperman raised $273,141, Noel Campbell raised $109,926, Ken Bennett raised $88,903, and Anne Marie Ward raised $35,835.
Ken Bennett advanced to the general election with 50 percent of the vote, Steve Zipperman received 50 percent of the vote, Noel Campbell withdrew, and Anne Marie Ward withdrew.
#3 District 10 – $392,314
Russell Bowers raised $323,386 and David Farnsworth raised $68,928.
David Farnsworth advanced to the general election with 64 percent of the vote and Russell Bowers received 36 percent of the vote.
#4 District 3 – $315,274
Jan Dubauskas raised $227,382 and John Kavanagh raised $87,893.
John Kavanagh advanced to the general election with 51 percent of the vote and Jan Dubauskas received 49 percent of the vote.
#5 District 29 – $261,820
Janae Shamp raised $141,929, Joanne Osborne raised $115,841, and Ryan Eldridge raised $4,050.
Janae Shamp advanced to the general election with 52 percent of the vote, Joanne Osborne received 32 percent of the vote, and Ryan Eldridge received 16 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|
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