Midterm Election Results (not finalized)

Revised report. Prop 127 count was reported incorrectly in original report.

A summary of midterm election results impacting the Arizona fire service and fire districts are listed. Election returns reflect 99% of precincts reporting. A total of 1,739,186 ballots were cast with a record midterm voter turnout of 46.80%.

  • Governor Doug Ducey (R) easily won reelection over challenger David Garcia (D).
  • The Arizona Senate will remain a 17-13 GOP advantage as neither party gained seats. The Democrats last controlled the Senate in 1992.
  • The Arizona House (currently a 35-25 GOP advantage) appears headed for a 31-29 split with a net gain of 4 seats for the Democrats. Three incumbent Republicans lost their bid for reelection, and one open seat was lost in LD-17 (Chandler). Todd Clodfelter (LD-10, Tucson), Jill Norgaard (LD-18, Tempe-Phoenix), Maria Syms (LD-28, Paradise Valley) were the GOP incumbents who lost seats. The GOP maintains the majority in the House which they have maintained since 1966.
  • Prop 126 (constitutional prohibition on taxing services) and Prop 127 (clean energy mandate) both of which have negative impact on fire services:

o   Prop 126 – 65.14% Yes / 34.86% No

o   Prop 127 –30.23% Yes / 69.77% No

  • The following table provides results for select contested fire board elections from across Arizona. Fire districts are listed by county. Fire districts spanning multiple counties are noted and vote totals include returns from both counties where applicable. Incumbent board members seeking reelection are identified by (I) following their name. FF endorsed (XX) indicates local firefighters have endorsed the candidate for election. Presumptive winners are highlighted (election results to be confirmed by canvass)

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