2018 Arizona Secretary of State Election
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2018 Arizona Secretary of State Election
2018 Arizona Secretary of State election

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Turnout62.77% Increase [1]
  Katie Hobbs by Gage Skidmore.jpg Steve Gaynor (44831689025) (cropped).jpg
Nominee Katie Hobbs Steve Gaynor
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,176,384 1,156,132
Percentage 50.4% 49.6%

2020 United States Senate special election in Arizona results map by county.svg
County results
Hobbs:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%
Gaynor:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

The 2018 Arizona Secretary of State election took place on November 6, 2018, to elect the Secretary of State of Arizona, concurrently with the election of Arizona's Class I U.S. Senate seat, as well as other elections to the United States Senate in other states and elections to the United States House of Representatives and various state and local elections.

Incumbent Michele Reagan was first elected in 2014 and ran for re-election. She was defeated in the Republican primary by Steve Gaynor. State senator Katie Hobbs defeated Gaynor in the general election by a small margin, becoming the first Democratic Secretary of State since Richard Mahoney was elected in 1990.

Republican primary

Candidates

Nominee

  • Steve Gaynor, businessman[2][3]

Eliminated in primary

Declined

Results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Steve Gaynor 414,332 66.7%
Republican Michele Reagan (incumbent) 206,988 33.3%
Total votes 621,320 100.0%

Democratic primary

Candidates

Nominee

Not on the ballot

Withdrew

Results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Katie Hobbs 465,668 100.0%
Total votes 465,668 100.0%

General election

Predictions

Source Ranking As of
Governing magazine[15] Likely R June 4, 2018

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Steve
Gaynor (R)
Katie
Hobbs (D)
Undecided
Data Orbital October 1-3, 2018 550 ± 4.18% 41% 31% 24%
Gravis Marketing September 5-7, 2018 882 ± 3.3% 45% 40% 15%
OH Predictive Insights September 5-6, 2018 597 ± 4.01% 42% 39% 19%

Results

Arizona Secretary of State election, 2018[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Katie Hobbs 1,176,384 50.43 Increase 2.65
Republican Steve Gaynor 1,156,132 49.56 Decrease 2.66
Write-in Alice Novoa 169 0.01
Total votes 2,332,685 100.00
Democratic gain from Republican

By county

County[1] Katie Hobbs
Democratic
Steve Gaynor
Republican
Others Margin Total
# % # % # % # %
Apache 17,029 68.33 7,889 31.65 4 0.02 9,140 36.68 24,922
Cochise 18,721 41.66 26,204 58.31 17 0.04 -7,483 -16.65 44,942
Coconino 34,120 63.21 19,851 36.78 8 0.01 14,269 26.43 53,979
Gila 7,524 37.01 12,804 62.98 2 0.01 -5,280 -25.97 20,330
Graham 3,476 32.99 7,061 67.01 0 0.00 -3,585 -34.02 10,537
Greenlee 1,084 43.00 1,437 57.00 0 0.00 -353 -14.00 2,531
La Paz 1,608 32.06 3,408 67.94 0 0.00 -1,800 -35.88 5,016
Maricopa 713,045 50.72 692,690 49.27 85 0.01 20,355 1.45 1,405,735
Mohave 18,775 26.56 51,900 73.43 5 0.01 -33,125 -46.87 70,675
Navajo 16,930 47.06 19,040 52.93 3 0.01 -2,110 -5.87 35,970
Pima 226,034 59.24 155,501 40.75 23 0.01 70,533 18.49 381,535
Pinal 49,756 42.90 66,211 57.09 7 0.01 -16,455 -14.19 115,967
Santa Cruz 9,497 71.81 3,729 28.19 0 0.00 5,768 43.62 13,226
Yavapai 38,259 36.66 66,088 63.33 13 0.01 -27,829 -26.67 104,347
Yuma 20,526 47.91 22,319 52.09 2 0.00 -1,793 -4.18 42,845

References

  1. ^ a b c "2018 General Election". results.arizona.vote. November 6, 2018. Retrieved 2021.
  2. ^ "Millionaire jumps into race to challenge Michele Reagan for Arizona secretary of state".
  3. ^ "Could dark-horse candidate be Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan's biggest threat? - Rose Law Group Reporter". 25 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Arizona Election Information". apps.arizona.vote.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-03-31. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Sen. Steve Montenegro jumps into race for Arizona secretary of state".
  7. ^ "Crowded race to replace Rep. Trent Franks reshapes state's political landscape".
  8. ^ "Democratic state Sen. Katie Hobbs will seek to unseat Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan".
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-12-13. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ "Leslie Pico for AZ Secretary of State 2018 - Take Action". electleslie.com. Archived from the original on 2018-08-16. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "Primary candidates drop off ballot following petition challenges". Glendale Star. Archived from the original on 2018-07-02. Retrieved .
  12. ^ "Mark Robert Gordon for Secretary of State". www.facebook.com.
  13. ^ "Arizona native, lawyer Mark Robert Gordon to run for secretary of state". 29 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Unity, For The Greater Good". 19 June 2018.
  15. ^ Jacobson, Louis (4 June 2018). "Secretary of State Races Are More Competitive and Important Than Ever". Governing. Retrieved 2019.

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