Arizona Democratic Party

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Arizona Democratic Party
State ChairYolanda Bejarano
GovernorKatie Hobbs
Senate LeaderMitzi Epstein
House LeaderLupe Contreras
HeadquartersPO Box 36123, Phoenix, AZ 85067-6123
MembershipDecrease1,260,659[1]
Political positionCenter to center-left
National affiliationDemocratic Party
ColorsBlue
U.S. Senate
1 / 2[a]
U.S. House
3 / 9
Statewide offices
4 / 11
Seats in the Arizona Senate
14 / 30
Seats in the Arizona House of Representatives
29 / 60
Phoenix City Council
5 / 9
Navajo leadership
1 / 2
Website
www.azdem.org

The Arizona Democratic Party is the affiliate of the Democratic Party in the U.S. state of Arizona. Its headquarters are in Phoenix.[2]

Along with its main rival, the Arizona Republican Party, it is one of two major parties in the state. As of 2023, the party controls the governorship, secretary of state, and attorney general offices, and three out of the state's nine U.S. House seats. Additionally, both of the state's U.S. Senators were elected as Democrats and caucus with the party.[a]

Party organization[edit]

The Arizona Democratic Party is organized into three parts: the state committee, the executive committee, and the executive board.

State Committee[edit]

The state committee is composed of "the chairperson of each county committee of the Democratic Party of Arizona, plus one member of the county committee for every three members of the county committee elected pursuant to statute."[3] The state committee meets biennially. A state committee member has four duties:

a) Canvass and campaign only on behalf of Democratic candidates. b) Assist in registration programs and in turning out a maximum Democratic vote. c) Support the permanent State Party organization as well as their County and District Party committees. d) Encourage financial support of the State Democratic Party, their County Committees and their districts.[3]

The state committee has many officers including: Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, First Vice-Chair (who is required to be a different gender and county residence than the chair), three Vice-Chairwomen, three Vice Chairmen, Educational Coordinator, and Affirmative Action Moderator.

Executive committee[edit]

The executive committee meets quarterly. The executive committee consists of, "the County Chairperson and the first and second County Vice-Chairpersons from each county; the State Committee-elected National Committeemen, the State Committee-elected National Committeewomen; three members-at-large from each Congressional District; the President or a representative of the President of the Young Democrats of Arizona; the President or representative of the President of the Arizona Federation of Democratic Women's Clubs; and the other State Officers as listed in Article III of these bylaws. The Chair of the State Committee shall serve as Chair of the Executive Committee".[3] The executive committee has several duties. "The Executive Committee shall approve the budget and amendments to the budget, approve specific contracts extending beyond the Chair's term, act as the final board of arbitrators for State Committeepersons seeking reinstatement after removal, and perform such duties as assigned by the State Chair".[3]

Executive Board[edit]

The executive board duties are assigned by the chair. It also, "acts on behalf of the state committee between State Committee meetings".[3] The executive board meets at least quarterly. Members of the executive board are, "State Chair, First Vice-Chair, Senior Vice-Chair, Vice-Chairwomen, Vice-Chairmen, Secretary, Treasurer, Educational Coordinator, and Affirmative Action Moderator, the State Committee-elected National Committeemen and the State Committee-elected National Committeewomen".[3]

National role[edit]

The state committee selects candidates to become presidential electors. These candidates pledge to vote for the National Democratic Convention's presidential and vice presidential nominee.[3] Additionally, the chair and first vice-chair serve on Democratic National Committee.[3] The state committee also elects the national committee members which represent Arizona.[3] These members serve a term of four years and must have previously been an elected precinct committee person.[3] National committee members are to be as evenly split between male and female as possible.[3]

Current elected officials[edit]

U.S. Senate[edit]

Democrats had controlled both of Arizona's seats in the U.S. Senate since 2020. Currently, a single seat is under their direct control:[a]

United States House of Representatives[edit]

Out of the 9 seats Arizona is apportioned in the U.S. House of Representatives, 3 are held by Democrats:

Arizona Democrats in House of Representatives
District Member Photo
3rd Ruben Gallego
4th Greg Stanton[4]
7th Raúl Grijalva

Statewide Offices[edit]

Democrats control 4 of the 11 elected statewide executive offices:

State legislative leaders[edit]

State Senate[edit]

The Arizona Democratic Party is the minority party in the Arizona State Senate, holding 14 of the 30 seats.[5]

State House[edit]

The Arizona Democratic Party is the minority party in the Arizona State House of Representatives, holding 29 of the 60 seats.[6][needs update]

Mayoral offices[edit]

Some of the state's major cities have Democratic mayors. As of 2021, Democrats control the mayor's offices in three of Arizona's ten largest cities and one median-sized city

History[edit]

The Arizona Democratic Party has been functioning since territorial times. The citizens of the Arizona Territory were mostly Democrats as a reaction to the Republican governors appointed by Washington, D.C.[7] When drafting a state constitution in 1910, 41 Democrats were elected as delegates to the convention[8] The convention totaled 52 delegates.[8]

In July 2020, the party's headquarters was destroyed by a fire that was declared to be an act of arson.[9]

Past officers[edit]

State Chairs[edit]

Members of Democratic National Committee 1920–present[edit]

  • W. L. Barnum 1920
  • Mrs. B. J. McKinney 1920
  • Isabella S. Greenway 1928–34
  • Clarence Gunter 1929
  • Wirt G. Bowman 1937
  • Mrs. Samuel White 1937
  • Della Tovrea Stuart 1940–56
  • Sam H. Morris 1943–50
  • R. B. Robbins 1947
  • Mrs. Henry S. Larson 1963
  • Frank S. Minarik 1963
  • Lorraine W. Frank 1980–2000
  • Jim Pederson 2001
  • Martin Bacal 2004
  • Janice Brunson 2004
  • Carolyn Warner 2004
  • Joe Rios 2004
  • Alexis Tameron 2004
  • Sue Tucker 2004
  • Judy Kennedy 2008
  • Fred DuVal 2008[10]

Election results[edit]

Presidential[edit]

Arizona Democratic Party presidential election results
Election Presidential Ticket Votes Vote % Electoral votes Result
1912 Woodrow Wilson/Thomas R. Marshall 10,324 43.5%
3 / 3
Won
1916 Woodrow Wilson/Thomas R. Marshall 33,170 57.2%
3 / 3
Won
1920 James M. Cox/Franklin D. Roosevelt 29,546 43.7%
0 / 3
Lost
1924 John W. Davis/Charles W. Bryan 26,235 35.5%
0 / 3
Lost
1928 Al Smith/Joseph T. Robinson 38,537 42.2%
0 / 3
Lost
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt/John N. Garner 79,264 67.0%
3 / 3
Won
1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt/John N. Garner 86,722 69.9%
3 / 3
Won
1940 Franklin D. Roosevelt/Henry A. Wallace 95,267 63.5%
3 / 3
Won
1944 Franklin D. Roosevelt/Harry S. Truman 80,926 58.8%
4 / 4
Won
1948 Harry S. Truman/Alben W. Barkley 95,251 53.8%
4 / 4
Won
1952 Adlai Stevenson/John Sparkman 108,528 41.7%
0 / 4
Lost
1956 Adlai Stevenson/Estes Kefauver 112,880 38.9%
0 / 4
Lost
1960 John F. Kennedy/Lyndon B. Johnson 176,781 44.4%
0 / 4
Won
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson/Hubert Humphrey 237,753 49.5%
0 / 5
Won
1968 Hubert Humphrey/Edmund Muskie 170,514 35.0%
0 / 5
Lost
1972 George McGovern/Sargent Shriver 198,540 30.4%
0 / 6
Lost
1976 Jimmy Carter/Walter Mondale 295,602 39.8%
0 / 6
Won
1980 Jimmy Carter/Walter Mondale 246,843 28.2%
0 / 6
Lost
1984 Walter Mondale/Geraldine Ferraro 333,854 32.5%
0 / 7
Lost
1988 Michael Dukakis/Lloyd Bentsen 454,029 38.7%
0 / 7
Lost
1992 Bill Clinton/Al Gore 543,050 36.5%
0 / 8
Won
1996 Bill Clinton/Al Gore 653,288 46.5%
8 / 8
Won
2000 Al Gore/Joe Lieberman 685,341 44.7%
0 / 8
Lost
2004 John Kerry/John Edwards 893,524 44.3%
0 / 10
Lost
2008 Barack Obama/Joe Biden 1,034,707 44.9%
0 / 10
Won
2012 Barack Obama/Joe Biden 1,025,232 44.5%
0 / 11
Won
2016 Hillary Clinton/Tim Kaine 1,161,167 44.6%
0 / 11
Lost
2020 Joe Biden/Kamala Harris 1,672,143 49.4%
11 / 11
Won

Gubernatorial[edit]

Arizona Democratic Party gubernatorial election results
Election Gubernatorial candidate Votes Vote % Result
1911 George W. P. Hunt 11,123 51.5% Won Green tickY
1914 George W. P. Hunt 25,226 49.5% Won Green tickY
1916 George W. P. Hunt 28,094 48.0% Won Green tickY
1918 Fred T. Colter 25,588 49.3% Lost Red XN
1920 Mit Simms 31,385 45.9% Lost Red XN
1922 George W. P. Hunt 37,310 54.9% Won Green tickY
1924 George W. P. Hunt 38,372 50.5% Won Green tickY
1926 George W. P. Hunt 39,979 50.3% Won Green tickY
1928 George W. P. Hunt 44,553 48.2% Lost Red XN
1930 George W. P. Hunt 48,875 51.4% Won Green tickY
1932 Benjamin Baker Moeur 75,314 63.2% Won Green tickY
1934 Benjamin Baker Moeur 61,355 59.7% Won Green tickY
1936 Rawghlie Clement Stanford 87,678 70.7% Won Green tickY
1938 Robert Taylor Jones 80,350 68.6% Won Green tickY
1940 Sidney Preston Osborn 97,606 65.5% Won Green tickY
1942 Sidney Preston Osborn 63,484 72.5% Won Green tickY
1944 Sidney Preston Osborn 100,220 77.9% Won Green tickY
1946 Sidney Preston Osborn 73,595 60.1% Won Green tickY
1948 Dan Edward Garvey 104,008 59.2% Won Green tickY
1950 Ana Frohmiller 96,118 49.2% Lost Red XN
1952 Joe C. Haldiman 103,693 39.8% Lost Red XN
1954 Ernest McFarland 128,104 52.5% Won Green tickY
1956 Ernest McFarland 171,848 59.6% Won Green tickY
1958 Robert Morrison 130,329 44.9% Lost Red XN
1960 Lee Ackerman 161,605 40.7% Lost Red XN
1962 Samuel Goddard 165,263 45.2% Lost Red XN
1964 Samuel Goddard 252,098 53.2% Won Green tickY
1966 Samuel Goddard 174,904 46.2% Lost Red XN
1968 Samuel Goddard 204,075 42.2% Lost Red XN
1970 Raúl Héctor Castro 202,053 49.1% Lost Red XN
1974 Raúl Héctor Castro 278,375 50.4% Won Green tickY
1978 Bruce Babbitt 282,605 52.5% Won Green tickY
1982 Bruce Babbitt 453,795 62.5% Won Green tickY
1986 Carolyn Warner 298,986 34.5% Lost Red XN
1990 (runoff) Terry Goddard 448,168 47.6% Lost Red XN
1994 Eddie Basha 500,702 44.3% Lost Red XN
1998 Paul Johnson 361,552 35.5% Lost Red XN
2002 Janet Napolitano 566,284 46.2% Won Green tickY
2006 Janet Napolitano 959,830 62.6% Won Green tickY
2010 Terry Goddard 733,935 42.4% Lost Red XN
2014 Fred DuVal 626,921 41.6% Lost Red XN
2018 David Garcia 994,341 41.8% Lost Red XN
2022 Katie Hobbs 1,287,891 50.3% Won Green tickY

Former prominent Arizona Democrats[edit]

United States delegates[edit]

United States senators[edit]

United States representatives[edit]

Territorial governors[edit]

State governors[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Senator Kyrsten Sinema was elected as a Democrat in 2018 but became an Independent in December 2022; she still caucuses with the Democrats.
  1. ^ "Voter Registration Counts" (PDF). Arizona Department of State. Retrieved 2 August 2023.
  2. ^ Home. Arizona Democratic Party. Retrieved on May 13, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "ADP Bylaws." Archived July 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine Arizona Democratic Party. November 19, 2005. Arizona Democratic Party. URL accessed on August 6, 2007.
  4. ^ Arizona Senators, Representatives, and Congressional District Maps - GovTrack.us
  5. ^ [1] Archived 2017-11-16 at the Wayback Machine. Arizona Legislative Information System. Retrieved on January 25, 2014.
  6. ^ [2] Archived 2009-05-03 at the Wayback Machine. Arizona Legislative Information System. Retrieved on January 25, 2014.
  7. ^ "Arizona - History". 2007. Advameg, Inc. URL accessed on August 6, 2007.
  8. ^ a b "Arizona State History." Archived 2013-06-16 at the Wayback Machine SHG Resources. 2007. SHG, LLC. URL accessed on August 6, 2007.
  9. ^ "Police arrest former activist suspected of Arizona Democratic Party headquarters arson".
  10. ^ Kestenbaum, Lawrence. "Arizona Democratic Party Offices." The Political Graveyard. March 10, 2005. The Political Graveyard. URL accessed on August 6, 2007.
  11. ^ "List of United States senators from Arizona." Wikipedia. URL accessed on August 6, 2007 .
  12. ^ [ "Governors of Arizona." U-S-History.com. 2005. Online Highways. URL accessed on August 6, 2007.
  13. ^ "Governors." Archived September 30, 2007, at the Wayback Machine National Governors Association. 2007. National Governors Association. URL accessed on August 6, 2007.

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