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Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 5:32 pm | Updated: 10:35 pm, Tue Jul 20, 2010.

Arizona voters will have plenty of choices when they go to the polls this summer.

The final list of candidates for the party primaries shows there will be contested races for many of the seats. That foretells a lot of campaigning for the votes of registered Democrats, Republicans and Libertarians.

But independents play a role in the choices, too: Under state law, they are free to choose to participate in either the Republican or Democratic primaries. But the Libertarians successfully sued to keep their primary closed, limited only to those who are registered members of their party.

The final list produced a number of late surprises.

One is that there is going to be an active race among Democrats for who gets to face off against the survivor in the Republican fight between incumbent John McCain and challenger J.D. Hayworth for the U.S. Senate.

Until recently, Rodney Glassman, who quit his seat on the Tucson city council, had been the lone contender in the race. But former state legislator Cathy Eden, who also was state health director, also has jumped into the race, as well as former Phoenix New Times reporter John Dougherty.

And three Libertarians are going to fight it out for the right to represent the party in the November gubernatorial race.

But some primary races are pretty much already decided, with only one person seeking a state Senate seat or two seeking the two House seats in each district.

In fact, in a few districts, the entire election already is over: Only candidates from one party filed nominating papers. The only thing that could change that is a write-in campaign after the primary.

Candidates in statewide and local-district races:

* Incumbent

U.S. Senate

Democratic:

  • John Dougherty (Phoenix)
  • Cathy Eden (Phoenix)
  • Rodney Glassman (Tucson)

Green:

  • Jerry Joslyn (Scottsdale)

Libertarian:

  • David Nolan (Tucson)

Republican:

  • Jim Deakin (Phoenix)
  • J.D. Hayworth (Scottsdale)
  • *John McCain (Phoenix)

CD 5:

Democratic:

  • * Harry Mitchell (Tempe)

Libertarian:

  • Nick Coons (Tempe)

Republican:

  • Susan Bitter Smith (Scottsdale)
  • Lee Gentry (Scottsdale)
  • Chris Salvino (Tempe)
  • David Schweikert (Fountain Hills)
  • Jim Ward (Scottsdale)

CD 6:

Democratic:

  • Rebecca Schneider (Mesa)

Republican:

  • * Jeff Flake (Mesa)
  • Jeff Smith (Gilbert)

Governor:

Democratic:

  • Terry Goddard (Phoenix)

Libertarian:

  • Ronald Cavanaugh (Springerville)
  • Bruce Olsen (Overgaard)
  • Alvin Yount (Prescott Valley)

Republican:

  • * Jan Brewer (Glendale)
  • Matthew Jette (Apache Junction)
  • Dean Martin (Phoenix)
  • Owen Mills (Paulden)
  • John Munger (Tucson)

Secretary of State:

Democratic:

  • Chris Deschene (Window Rock)
  • Sam Wercinski (Paradise Valley)

Republican:

  • * Ken Bennett (Gilbert)

Attorney General:

Democratic:

  • David Lujan (Phoenix)
  • Vince Rabago (Tucson)
  • Felecia Rotellini (Phoenix)

Republican:

  • Tom Horne (Phoenix)
  • Andrew Thomas (Phoenix)

Treasurer:

Democratic:

  • Andrei Cherny (Phoenix)

Republican:

  • Doug Ducey (Paradise Valley)
  • Barbara Leff (Paradise Valley)
  • Thayer Verschoor (Gilbert)

Superintendent of Public Instruction:

Democratic:

  • Penny Kotterman (Phoenix)
  • Jason Williams (Phoenix)

Republican:

  • Margaret Dugan (Phoenix)
  • John Huppenthal (Chandler)
  • Beth Price (Casa Grande)

State Mine Inspector:

Democratic:

  • Manuel Cruz (Glendale)

Republican:

  • * Joe Hart (Kingman)

Corporation Commissioner:

(2 to be chosen)

Democratic:

  • David Bradley (Tucson)
  • Jorge Luis Garcia (Tucson)
  • Renz Jennings (Phoenix)

Republican:

  • Brenda Burns (Scottsdale)
  • * Gary Pierce (Mesa)
  • Barry Wong (Phoenix)

District 17 Senate:

Democratic:

  • David Schapira (Tempe)

Republican:

  • Wendy Rogers (Tempe)

District 18 Senate:

Democratic:

  • Robert McDonald Jr. (Mesa)
  • Andrew Sherwood (Mesa)

Libertarian:

  • Andrea Garcia (Mesa)

Republican:

  • * Russell Pearce (Mesa)

District 19 Senate:

Republican:

  • Rich Crandall (Mesa)
  • James Molina (Mesa)

District 20 Senate:

Republican:

  • John McComish (Phoenix)

District 21 Senate:

Republican:

  • Steve Yarbrough (Chandler)

District 22 Senate:

Republican:

  • Andy Biggs (Gilbert)

District 23 Senate:

Democratic:

  • * Rebecca Rios (Apache Junction)

Republican:

  • Matt Myers (Florence)
  • Steve Smith (Maricopa)

District 17 House:

Democratic:

  • * Ed Ableser (Tempe)
  • Ben Arredondo (Tempe)

Green:

  • Gregor Knauer (Tempe)

Republican:

  • Augustus Shaw IV (Tempe)

District 18 House:

Democratic:

  • Michael Conway (Mesa)

Libertarian:

  • Chris Will (Mesa)

Republican:

  • * Cecil Ash (Mesa)
  • * Steve Court (Mesa)

District 19 House:

Democratic:

  • Kit Filbey (Mesa)

Republican:

  • * Kirk Adams (Mesa)
  • Scott Perkinson (Mesa)

District 20 House:

Democratic:

  • * Rae Waters (Phoenix)

Republican:

  • Bob Robson (Chandler)
  • Christopher Tolino (Phoenix)

District 21 House:

Republican:

  • Tome Forese (Gilbert)
  • J.D. Mesnard (Chandler)
  • Venessa Whitener (Queen Creek)

District 22 House:

Republican:

  • Eddie Farnsworth (Gilbert)
  • * Laurin Hendrix (Gilbert)
  • Paul Howell (Gilbert)
  • Brett Petillo (Gilbert)
  • Steve Urie (Gilbert)

District 23 House:

Democratic:

  • * Barbara McGuire (Kearny)
  • Ralph Varela (Casa Grande)

Republican:

  • John Fillmore (Mesa)
  • * Frank Pratt (Casa Grande)

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