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Arizona Republican Party
ChairwomanKelli Ward
GovernorDoug Ducey
Speaker of the HouseRusty Bowers
Speaker pro temporeTravis Grantham
Headquarters3501 North 24th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Student wingArizona Federation of College Republicans
Youth wingArizona Young Republicans
Membership (2021)Increase1,499,862[1]
IdeologyConservatism
Fiscal conservatism
Social conservatism
Trumpism[2]
Political positionRight-Wing to Far-right[3][4]
National affiliationRepublican Party
Colors  Red
Arizona Senate
16 / 30
Arizona House of Representatives
31 / 60
U.S. Senate
0 / 2
U.S. House of Representatives
4 / 9
Statewide Executive Offices
7 / 11
Maricopa Board of Supervisors
4 / 5
Phoenix City Council
3 / 9
Website
azgop.com

The Arizona Republican Party is the affiliate of the Republican Party in Arizona. Its headquarters are in Phoenix.[5] The party currently controls four of Arizona's nine U.S. House seats, both houses of the state legislature, and the governorship.

Current structure

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Here is the structure of the state party, as of Feb 2019.[6]

Elected officers of the State Committee

  • Kelli Ward, State chairman
  • Jill Norgaard, First Vice Chairman
  • Nathan Jackson, Second Vice Chairman
  • Gina swoboda, Third Vice Chairman
  • Yvonne Cahill, Secretary
  • Sheila K Muehling, Treasurer
  • Mitch Friedlander, Sergeant at Arms
  • Shirley Dye, Assistant Secretary
  • John Stevens, Assistant Treasurer
  • Chris King, Assistant Sergeant at Arms
  • Lori Klein Corbin, National committeewoman
  • Tyler Bowyer, National committeeman

State Executive Committee

  • The 12 elected officers of the State Committee (listed above)
  • The 15 county Republican chairmen, first-vice and second-vice chairmen
  • The 28 Members-At-Large (three from each of nine congressional districts)
  • National Committeeman and National Committeewoman (RNC members)

State Committee

The Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer elected at the biannual Statutory Meeting and other officers elected at the biannual Mandatory Meeting (except National Committeeman and Committeewoman, who are elected at quadrennial State Convention).

County committees

County committees include all PCs within that county. They meet in January after general elections to elect a chairman, two vice chairs, a secretary and a treasurer.

Legislative district committees

Legislative district committees exist in counties of more than 500,000 people (Maricopa and Pima Counties), and include all PCs within that district. Officers are elected at Organizational Meetings after the general election including a chairman, two vice chairs, a secretary and a treasurer.

Precinct committeemen

Precinct committeemen are elected one per precinct, plus one additional for each 125 registered voters of that party as of March 1 of the general election year. There are over 1,666 precincts statewide (including over 724 precincts in Maricopa County.)

Federal officials

These are the Republican Party members who hold federal offices.[7]

U.S. Senate

Both of Arizona's U.S. Senate seats have been held by Democrats since 2020. Martha McSally was the last Republican to represent Arizona in the U.S. Senate. Appointed in 2019 by Governor Doug Ducey after the resignation of Jon Kyl who was appointed to the seat after the death of John McCain in 2018, McSally lost the 2020 special election to determine who would serve the remainder of the term expiring in 2022. McSally lost the special election to Democratic challenger Mark Kelly, who is running for a full term in 2022 in a hotly contested race. John McCain was the last Republican elected to represent Arizona in the U.S. Senate in 2016, while Jeff Flake was the last Republican to represent Arizona for a full term in the U.S. Senate from 2012 to 2018.

U.S. House of Representatives

Out of the nine seats Arizona is apportioned in the U.S. House of Representatives, four are held by Republicans:

State officials

Executive

The Arizona Republican Party controls 7 of 11 elected statewide executive offices:[8]

Senate

The Arizona Republican Party holds the majority in the Arizona Senate, holding 16 of the 30 seats.[9]

House

The Arizona Republican Party holds the majority in the Arizona House of Representatives, holding 31 of the 60 seats.[10]

Mayors

This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (June 2015)

History

Chairmen

Chairman Term
Orme Lewis 1938–1940
Carl Divelbis 1948–1950
Richard Myers 1952–1954
Richard Kleindienst 1956–1960
Stephen Shadegg 1960–1961
Richard Kleindienst 1961–1963
Keith Brown 1963–1965
Harry Rosenzweig 1965–1976
James Colter 1976–1978
Thomas Pappas 1978–1983
John Munger 1983–1985
Burton Kruglick 1985–1991
Gerald Davis 1991–1993
Dodie Londen 1993–1997
Mike Hellon 1997–1999
Michael Minnaugh 1999–2001
Bob Fannin 2001–2005
Matt Salmon 2005–2007
Randy Pullen 2007–2011
Tom Morrissey 2011–2013
Robert Graham 2013–2017
Jonathan Lines 2017–2019
Kelli Ward 2019–present

Election results

Presidential

Arizona Republican Party presidential election results
Election Presidential Ticket Votes Vote % Electoral votes Result
1912 William Howard Taft/Nicholas M. Butler 3,021 12.7%
0 / 3
Lost
1916 Charles E. Hughes/Charles W. Fairbanks 20,524 35.4%
0 / 3
Lost
1920 Warren G. Harding/Calvin Coolidge 37,016 55.9%
3 / 3
Won
1924 Calvin Coolidge/Charles G. Dawes 30,516 41.3%
3 / 3
Won
1928 Herbert Hoover/Charles Curtis 52,533 57.6%
3 / 3
Won
1932 Herbert Hoover/Charles Curtis 36,104 30.5%
0 / 3
Lost
1936 Alf Landon/Frank Knox 33,433 26.9%
0 / 3
Lost
1940 Wendell Willkie/Charles L. McNary 54,030 36.0%
0 / 3
Lost
1944 Thomas E. Dewey/John W. Bricker 56,287 40.9%
0 / 4
Lost
1948 Thomas E. Dewey/Earl Warren 77,597 43.8%
0 / 4
Lost
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower/Richard Nixon 152,042 58.4%
4 / 4
Won
1956 Dwight D. Eisenhower/Richard Nixon 176,990 61.0%
4 / 4
Won
1960 Richard Nixon/Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. 221,241 55.5%
4 / 4
Lost
1964 Barry Goldwater/William E. Miller 242,535 50.5%
5 / 5
Lost
1968 Richard Nixon/Spiro Agnew 266,721 54.8%
5 / 5
Won
1972 Richard Nixon/Spiro Agnew 402,812 61.6%
6 / 6
Won
1976 Gerald Ford/Bob Dole 418,642 56.4%
6 / 6
Lost
1980 Ronald Reagan/George H. W. Bush 529,688 60.6%
6 / 6
Won
1984 Ronald Reagan/George H. W. Bush 681,416 66.4%
7 / 7
Won
1988 George H. W. Bush/Dan Quayle 702,541 60.0%
7 / 7
Won
1992 George H. W. Bush/Dan Quayle 572,086 38.5%
8 / 8
Lost
1996 Bob Dole/Jack Kemp 622,073 44.3%
0 / 8
Lost
2000 George W. Bush/Dick Cheney 781,652 51.0%
8 / 8
Won
2004 George W. Bush/Dick Cheney 1,104,294 54.8%
10 / 10
Won
2008 John McCain/Sarah Palin 1,230,111 53.4%
10 / 10
Lost
2012 Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan 1,233,654 53.5%
11 / 11
Lost
2016 Donald Trump/Mike Pence 1,252,401 48.1%
11 / 11
Won
2020 Donald Trump/Mike Pence 1,661,686 49.1%
0 / 11
Lost

Gubernatorial

Arizona Republican Party gubernatorial election results
Election Gubernatorial candidate Votes Vote % Result
1911 Edmund W. Wells 9,166 42.4% Lost Red XN
1914 Ralph H. Cameron 17,602 34.5% Lost Red XN
1916 Thomas E. Campbell 28,051 47.9% Lost Red XN
1918 Thomas E. Campbell 25,927 49.9% Won Green tickY
1920 Thomas E. Campbell 37,060 54.2% Won Green tickY
1922 Thomas E. Campbell 30,599 45.1% Lost Red XN
1924 Dwight B. Heard 37,571 49.5% Lost Red XN
1926 Elis S. Clark 39,580 49.8% Lost Red XN
1928 John Calhoun Phillips 47,829 51.7% Won Green tickY
1930 John Calhoun Phillips 46,231 48.6% Lost Red XN
1932 J. C. "Jack" Kinney 42,202 35.4% Lost Red XN
1934 Thomas Maddock 39,242 38.2% Lost Red XN
1936 Thomas E. Campbell 36,114 29.1% Lost Red XN
1938 Jerrie W. Lee 32,022 27.3% Lost Red XN
1940 Jerrie W. Lee 50,358 33.8% Lost Red XN
1942 Jerrie W. Lee 23,562 26.9% Lost Red XN
1944 Jerrie W. Lee 27,261 21.2% Lost Red XN
1946 Bruce Brockett 48,867 39.9% Lost Red XN
1948 Bruce Brockett 70,419 40.1% Lost Red XN
1950 John Howard Pyle 99,109 50.8% Won Green tickY
1952 John Howard Pyle 156,592 60.2% Won Green tickY
1954 John Howard Pyle 115,866 47.5% Lost Red XN
1956 Horace B. Griffen 116,744 40.5% Lost Red XN
1958 Paul Fannin 160,136 55.1% Won Green tickY
1960 Paul Fannin 235,502 59.3% Won Green tickY
1962 Paul Fannin 200,578 54.8% Won Green tickY
1964 Richard Kleinsdienst 221,404 46.8% Lost Red XN
1966 Jack Williams 203,438 53.8% Won Green tickY
1968 Jack Williams 279,923 57.8% Won Green tickY
1970 Jack Williams 209,356 50.9% Won Green tickY
1974 Russell Williams 273,674 49.6% Lost Red XN
1978 Evan Mecham 241,093 44.8% Lost Red XN
1982 Leo Corbet 235,877 32.5% Lost Red XN
1986 Evan Mecham 343,913 39.7% Won Green tickY
1990 (runoff) Fife Symington III 492,569 52.4% Won Green tickY
1994 Fife Symington III 593,492 52.5% Won Green tickY
1998 Jane Dee Hull 620,188 61.0% Won Green tickY
2002 Matt Salmon 554,465 45.2% Lost Red XN
2006 Len Munsil 543,528 35.4% Lost Red XN
2010 Jan Brewer 938,934 54.3% Won Green tickY
2014 Doug Ducey 805,062 53.4% Won Green tickY
2018 Doug Ducey 1,330,863 56.0% Won Green tickY

Former prominent Arizona Republicans

United States delegates

United States senators

United States representatives

Territorial governors

State governors

See also

References

  1. ^ "Voter Registration Statistics". Arizona Secretary of State Elections Bureau. Retrieved September 25, 2021.
  2. ^ Medina, Jennifer (19 January 2021). "The Arizona G.O.P. Is Sticking With Trumpism, Whether Arizona Republicans Like it or Not". The New York Times. Retrieved May 11, 2021.
  3. ^ "'Down the rabbit hole': Arizona GOP goes full fringe". Politico.
  4. ^ Ali, Wajahat (10 March 2021). "Rep. Paul Gosar Rallies with Racists While His Republican Party Whines About Dr. Seuss". The Daily Beast.
  5. ^ "Home Archived May 9, 2010, at the Wayback Machine." Arizona Republican Party. Retrieved on May 13, 2010.
  6. ^ "Welcome".
  7. ^ "AZ GOP – Federal Officials". Archived from the original on 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  8. ^ "Arizona state executive offices". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  9. ^ "Member Roster". Arizona State Legislature. Archived from the original on 16 November 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  10. ^ "Member Roster". Arizona State Legislature. Archived from the original on 3 May 2009. Retrieved 27 June 2015.