Legislative District 3 candidates

June 04, 2014 9:45 am

One race in the Legislative Districts 2 and 3 elections will be decided in the August primary.

LD3 Sen. Olivia Cajero Bedford will face fellow Democrat Sal Baldenegro, a coach and technician with Desert View High School, in the primary. There are no Republicans on the ballot.

In the LD3 House race, Republican Patricia Flores, a licensed private fiduciary, is challenging Democratic incumbents Sally Ann Gonzales and Macario Saldate in November for the two seats.

The LD2 Senate race will see Democratic Sen. Andrea Dalessandro — who was appointed in January to fill the remainder of then-retiring Linda Lopez’s term — face off against former Marine Daniel Estrella, a Republican, in November.

In the House race for the two seats in LD2, Democratic incumbents Demion Clinco and Rosanna Gabaldón are being challenged by Amphitheater High School physics teacher Chris Ackerley.

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    • Age: 75
    • Employer and position: Current state senator
    • Education: Attended Pima College and the UA
    • Political experience: Current state senator, former state representative
    • Top priority: Restore the public school funding, HURF funding and bring more jobs to Arizona
    • Age: 37
    • Employer and position: Media center technician, Desert View High School; boys’ soccer coach, Desert View High School
    • Education: Bachelor of arts, University of Arizona
    • Political experience: Never held elected office
    • Top priorities: Building a sustainable Arizona economy and bringing funding back to our public schools.
  • Candidate did not respond to requests for information.

    • Age: 72
    • Employer and position: Current state representative
    • Education: Bachelor’s in elementary education, University of Arizona; master’s degree in the teaching of the blind and visually impaired,University of Arizona; Ph.D. in special education administration, University of Arizona
    • Political experience: Current state representative, former PCC board member
    • Top priorities: adequate funding of K-12 and higher education
    • Age: 56
    • Employer and position: Licensed private fiduciary
    • Education: Bachelor’s degree in business administration from New Mexico University
    • Political experience: Never held elected office
    • Top priorities: Improve state’s educational and mental-health-care systems
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