With over 1200 signatures on his nominating petitions, incumbent State Representative David Stringer (R-1), turned in the highest number of signatures on his nominating petitions in his bid for reelection.
Stringer obtained signatures from the entire district, including Anthem, Mayer, Chino Valley and Maricopa County.
The Secretay of State set 592 as the minimum for LD1 Republican candidates to qualify for the ballot. Lower thresholds were set for Democrats and Green Party candidates based on their voter registration.
Reached for comment, Stringer expressed gratitude to his conservative Republican base in LD1. "I did't do this on my own. Conservatives who share my vision of personal freedom and less government are making it clear they want me to continue to work for them in the State House of Representatives." Stringer, known as a champion of family values and fiscal conservatism, has won awards for his support of conservative causes.
There are now six candidates, three Republican's, two Democrats and a Green Party candidate, that have qualified for Arizon's primary on August 28th. Arizona has a closed primary system in which each party selects its own candidates. The top two vote getters for each party will advance to the November 6th election, which is open to all voters.