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Elected Officials Respond to Tuesday's Results

10 November 2016  

Arizona's elected officials comment on the election results.

Congressman Paul Gosar:

"Thank you from the bottom of my heart to each and every one of you who supported me. I’ll keep fighting for our Arizona values in Congress… It is a privilege to represent the people of Arizona's Fourth Congressional District. I am honored to have earned your vote once again. Congratulations to our next President Donald J. Trump#MAGA #GOP"

We also got a chance to speak with Gaston Gosar, the Congressman's son.

Governor Ducey's Statement On Election Results

PHOENIX — "Congratulations to President-elect Donald Trump and my friend Mike Pence on a great and historic victory. This is an exciting moment, and I look forward to working with the new president and administration to expand opportunity for all our citizens. Now is the time for elected leaders to come together, heal the divisions of the past, and work to finally provide Americans some relief from the federal government. I know that I join other governors across the country in standing ready to partner with the new administration and Congress to empower states and citizens, in keeping with the principles of our republic.

"We are still waiting on all the votes in Arizona to come in, but I am proud that so many said 'no' to recreational marijuana in our state. This is a great message for our state to project to the country — protecting our kids from the marketing of edibles, ensuring public safety and keeping out-of-state special interests from writing laws to line their pockets. I thank everyone who partnered with us in that effort, as we await a final result.

"I also want to congratulate all the new and returning members of the Arizona House and Senate. Many faced tough races and overcame big odds. I look forward to working with all legislators, of both parties, to advance our economy, improve our schools and lift the lives of all Arizonans.

"The people of Arizona and America have spoken, and they have spoken loudly and definitively. Now, it’s up to leaders to lead and deliver results for the people we serve."

Senator John McCain

"Dear Fellow Arizonan, 

"Thank you. Tuesday night was an incredible victory for our team and state. 

"I am honored to have had your support and I am humbled to be your Senator. I promise you I will never stop fighting for our great state, our citizens and country.  

"I will work as hard as I ever have, use all my knowledge and experience and relationships, and extend an open hand to President-Elect Donald Trump. 

"As Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I will work with him to address the national security challenges facing our nation and to ensure that the men and women serving in the military have the support they deserve. 

"Thank you for putting your faith in me. I've never been more honored by anything than the privilege of representing you in the United States Senate.  



John McCain 

Andy Biggs

Andy Biggs, new Congressional Representative (D5)

"I am truly humbled for the opportunity to replace Congressman Matt Salmon in Arizona's Fifth Congressional District. When we announced our candidacy this past spring, we knew that this would be a hard-fought battle - from start to finish. Our team of grassroots supporters left nothing to chance throughout the entire campaign. Our win tonight is a testament to the conservative principles that are strongly held by the East Valley electorate."

"Congressman Matt Salmon has been an exemplary representative and conservative warrior. I want to thank Matt and Nancy Salmon for their service to our state and for their support for me. We have a long fight ahead of us to bring back our country to constitutional principles. I pledge to serve the people Arizona's Fifth District to the best of my abilities, and continue our fight for a more limited, constitutional form of government."


Ann Kirkpatrick

"While the results aren’t what we had hoped for – I couldn’t be prouder of the race we ran. We debated the issues, we practiced civility, and we fought for what we believe in. And regardless of the outcome, we need more of that in politics. Too many folks are disillusioned with the political process. The only way to change that is to fight – to try – even when you are the underdog and the odds are stacked against you. I believe in that fight – I think we all do. So from the bottom of my heart: thank you, thank you all for joining me in that fight."