WASHINGTON — The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee is announcing 12 Spotlight candidates from Arizona to take on extremist Republicans. Arizona Democrats have a diverse slate of candidates that are ready to fight for Arizonan’s freedoms. While the Arizona GOP is focused on passing unpopular abortion bans, pushing voting rights restrictions, and gutting public education, these Democrats plan to advocate for reproductive rights, strong public schools and a fairer economy.
“We are so thrilled to highlight the incredible Democrats ready to take on the extremist Arizona GOP,” said DLCC Executive Director Heather Williams. “Arizona Republicans have used their power to pass a dangerous abortion ban, undermine public education, pursue a sham election review that turned the state into a laughingstock, and censure their own House leader for not overturning a free and fair election. It is clear that Arizona Republicans are deeply out of step with their constituents. Buoyed by an incredible slate of Democratic candidates, the people of Arizona are ready to reject Republican extremism at the ballot box and elect Democrats to the statehouse this fall.”
The following Spotlight candidates are strong leaders in the state and will fight for their constituents in the legislature:
- Judy Schwiebert (LD-2, House)
- Laura Terech (LD-4, House)
- Lorena Austin (LD-9, House)
- Seth Blattman (LD-9, House)
- Jennifer Pawlik (LD-13, House)
- Keith Seaman (LD-16, House)
- Dana Allmond (LD-17, House)
- Jeanne Casteen (LD-2, Senate)
- Christine Marsh (LD-4, Senate)
- Eva Burch (LD-9, Senate)
- Cindy Hans (LD-13, Senate)
- Taylor Kerby (LD-16, Senate)
The DLCC is the official Democratic Party committee dedicated to winning America’s state legislatures. State legislatures are the building blocks of our democracy and they pass the policies that will have the biggest impact on Americans’ day-to-day lives. In 2022, the DLCC is focused on reversing state Republicans’ structural advantages by electing Democrats to statehouses across the country in key states like Arizona.