- Really nobody should be voting in an early ballot. Why rob yourself time to figure out the candidates - unless you know for sure ahead of time, but who does?
- Really everyone should be voting in the primary. Some key electoral decisions are happening here and those choices are gone in the general election.
|Position||My Pick||Arizona Republic's Opinion||Brief Explanation|
|Republic Primary CD 9||Neither||Neither||Wendy Rogers is extreme and incompetent and Andrew Walters is just incompetent. Kirsten Sinema has been gifted the race this year - strange.|
|Republican Governor||Scott Smith||Doug Ducey||I didn't like Ducey in his run for treasure and I still feel that way. The Arizona Republic thinks he did a great job as treasurer and likely that's the case. He's just a bit too conservative, red-meat for my taste. Meanwhile, Scott Smith was effective as Mesa mayor - which actually is a much better forum to prepare for governor and he's a more moderate voice.|
|Republican Attorney General>||Mark Brnovich||Mark Brnovich||Anybody but Tom Horne|
|Republican Secretary of State||Michele Regan||Michele Regan||Regan seems like the best of the bunch for this position. Pierce is getting some questionable funding and Cardon is too extreme.|
|Republican Treasurer||Hugh Hallman||Hugh Hallman||
I liked Hallman as Tempe mayor. The other candidates do not have the right temperament for the job.
|Democratic Superintendent of Public Instruction||David Garcia||David Garcia||The Republican candidates are terrible. This will be a true test to see if voters are awake if they continue to elect Huppenthal for this position. Both Democratic candidates have deep education experience. Garcia seems to have more relevant experience for this particular position.|
|Republican Arizona Corporation Commision||Undecided||Lucy Mason and Tom Forese|
|Tempe City Council||Undecided||Shana Ellis, Dick Foreman, and David Schapira||I like the AZ Republican picks, but I also like Lauren Kuby and I'm sorry to say but I simply don't know enough about Robin Arredondo-Savage to have an opinion. This one needs a bit more careful study before I decide.|