Star endorsement stories
The Arizona Daily Star is making endorsements in the races we consider most significant and competitive.
We believe that Mark Napier is the best candidate to lead the Pima County Sheriff's Department.
The Star endorses Nancy Young Wright for the Pima County Board of Supervisors. She has a lengthy track record of effective public service as a volunteer and elected official. She is the right fit for District 1.
Incumbent Sharon Bronson, a Democrat, is our choice for re-election to the Pima County Board of Supervisors from District 3. The area includes much of western Pima County.
The Arizona Daily Star endorses Mark Stegeman, Betts Putnam-Hidalgo and Ralph Ellinwood for the Tucson Unified School District Governing Board.
Voters should turn the incumbents on the Pima Community College board out of office for two reasons: They have failed to oversee the college administration despite warning signs that something was terribly wrong, and the challengers are highly qualified people with experience that will help …
Republican John Christopher Ackerley and Democrat Rosanna Gabaldón are our choices for the state House from District 2.
Republican Frank Pratt and Democrat Ernest Bustamante are our choices to represent District 8 in the state House.
We endorse Democrat Mohur Sarah Sidhwa and Republican Ethan Orr to represent the state House from District 9.
Arizonans in District 10 have the opportunity to send to the State Senate a man with a record of advocating for children and families as a lawmaker and professional, who builds consensus rather than picking fights and who sees firsthand how economic prosperity is connected to education, heal…
An effective lawmaker finds collaborative solutions to Arizona's complicated issues, such as public education, economic development, health care. Productive legislators remember that they represent not only people who think as they do, but also those who hold other opinions. They forge allia…
Voters in Legislative District 14 have two experienced legislators to choose between to represent them in the state Senate. The best choice, we believe, is Pat Fleming.
The biggest challenge facing the federal government is to get spending and debt under control without eviscerating Social Security, Medicare and other safety nets.
Ron Barber has been a congressman for four months. In that time, he has demonstrated independence and thoughtfulness and an affinity for public engagement.
For a decade, Raúl Grijalva has taken clear and strong positions on controversial issues such as Obamacare, immigration and the environment.
The next person who will represent our state in the U.S. Senate must be effective on the national stage on immigration reform, education and fiscal policy.
Voters should reject Proposition 115 because it would concentrate the governor's power to appoint judges.
We urge a "no" vote on Proposition 121, a well-intentioned but flawed proposal to change the way Arizona conducts elections.
When it comes to doing something to boost our state out of the cellar of student achievement and funding, the Republican-led Arizona Legislature takes a pass. Worse yet, lawmakers cut the budget, diverting money from a 1-cent sales tax that voters approved to protect public education.
The Star supports the sale of $100 million in bonds to repair Tucson streets.