2018 Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Election
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2018 Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Election
2018 Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction election

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  Kathy Hoffman by Gage Skidmore.jpg Frank Riggs by Gage Skidmore 4.jpg
Nominee Kathy Hoffman Frank Riggs
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 1,185,457 1,113,781
Percentage 51.6% 48.4%

The 2018 Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction election took place on November 6, 2018, to elect the Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, 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.

Republican primary

Candidates

Nominee

  • Frank Riggs, former California congressman, candidate for US Senate for California in 1998, candidate for Arizona Governor in 2006 and 2014.[1]

Eliminated in primary

Endorsements

Tracy Livingston
Federal officials
State and local officials
Frank Riggs
Individuals
  • Ernest Garfield, former State Treasurer
  • Adam Kwasman, former state representative.
  • Jim Waring, Phoenix City Councilman and former state senator.
  • Jake Hoffman, Queen Creek Town Councilman.
  • Jared Taylor, Gilbert Town Councilman.
  • Jim Lane, Mayor of Scottsdale[10]
Jonathan Gelbart
Individuals[11]
  • James Kolbe, former Congressman
  • Rich Crandall, former State Senator
  • Kevin Thompson, Mesa City Councilmember
  • Chris Glover, Mesa City Councilmember

Primary results

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Riggs 124,872 21.82%
Republican Bob Branch 124,623 21.78%
Republican Diane Douglas (incumbent) 121,452 21.22%
Republican Tracy Livingston 115,778 20.23%
Republican Jonathan Gelbart 85,511 14.94%
Total votes 572,236 100.0%

Democratic primary

Candidates

Nominee

Eliminated in primary

Primary results

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kathy Hoffman 254,566 52.3%
Democratic David Schapira 232,419 47.7%
Total votes 484,748 100.0%

General election

Polling

Poll source Date(s)
administered
Sample
size
Margin
of error
Frank
Riggs (R)
Kathy
Hoffman (D)
Undecided
OH Predictive Insights September 5-6, 2018 597 ± 4.01% 41% 39% 20%

Results

Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Kathy Hoffman 1,185,457 51.6%
Republican Frank Riggs 1,113,781 48.4%
Democratic Matthew Harris (write-in) 89 0.0%
Total votes 2,299,327 100.0%
Democratic gain from Republican

Notes

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-04-19. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Report, Yellow Sheet. "John Huppenthal feels your pain - Arizona Capitol Times". azcapitoltimes.com.
  3. ^ Stone, Sam. "Tracy Livingston Announces Candidacy for AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction".
  4. ^ "6-27-17 Briefs". archives.mcrcbriefs.org.
  5. ^ "Allhands: Arizona's big education race just got its dark horse".
  6. ^ a b "Race for Arizona schools chief grows as two more announce run". 18 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Endorsements - Tracy Livingston". www.tracylivingston.vote. Archived from the original on 2017-09-09. Retrieved .
  8. ^ [1][dead link]
  9. ^ Duda, Jeremy (17 March 2017). "House Ed Chair Paul Boyer, Rep. Drew John Endorse Tracy Livingston for Superintendent".
  10. ^ "Media release" (PDF). riggsforaz.com.
  11. ^ "Endorsements".[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "Roberts: David Schapira to take on Diane Douglas".

External links

Official Superintendent of Public Instruction campaign websites

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