The Next Arizona Governor Is…
For awhile, it looked like nearly the entire population of the state of Arizona was going to throw their hat in the ring to be the next governor of The Grand Canyon State. However, with the ballot qualifying deadline passed and as of June 13, 2014, the field is reduced to the following 10 names according to azcleanelections.gov. If we discover other names that need to be added to our list below, we will make updates as necessary.
Where possible, we have provided links to the candidate’s website and a few biographical notes if you would like to get to know them a little better before the primaries in August and the general election in November.
Once again this year, the Unofficial View will be contacting the candidates in this race with an email interview and posting the responses as we get them. We’re hoping to hear viewpoints from each one so you (and we) can make an informed voting decision.
Over the next few days, we will be drafting our list of questions to ask the candidates and will be posting that list here at the Unofficial View and on Facebook for review. We will also provide an opportunity for you, our readers, to submit your questions for consideration to be added to our list.
|Ken Bennett||Republican||Secretary of State, Former State Senate President, Former State Education Board Member, Former Prescott City Councilman||Pending|
|Doug Ducey||Republican||State Treasurer, Businessman||Pending|
|Fred DuVal||Democrat||State University Regent, Businessman, Former Clinton White House Aide, Former DNC Member||Pending|
|Barry Hess II||Libertarian||Pending|
|Christine Jones||Republican||Attorney, Internet Executive||Pending|
|John L. Mealer||Americans Elect||Businessman, Engineer||Pending|
|Al Melvin||Republican||State Senator, Retired Navy Captain||Pending|
|Frank Riggs||Republican||Businessman, Former California Congressman, Former Police Officer||Pending|
|Scott Smith||Republican||Former Mesa Mayor, Businessman||Pending|
|Andrew Thomas||Republican||Former Maricopa County Attorney||Pending|
|J. Johnson||Independent||Regular Guy, Conventional & Natural Food Sales,
Former Small Business Owner
** We apologize in advance for any errors present in the biographical notes provided here and will be happy to edit/update that information per any candidate’s request.
*** Did we miss anybody? Though we strive for accuracy in our candidate list, we recognize the possibility that we may have missed someone. Please let us know in the comment section of any other candidates you know of that are running for Governor of Arizona in 2014.
Partially sourced from: http://www.uselections.com/az/az.htm
Candidate website links in foregoing citation are incorrect in a number of instances. The links provided by Unofficial View are correct as near as we can determine.