Pro-choice candidates on Arizona’s ballot

“Roe is on the ballot, the right to privacy, liberty, equality—they’re all on the ballot.”


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Solidarity rally for abortion rights after Roe v Wade was overturned

Annalisa Toni, Reporter

The battle over abortion rights has moved to the forefront in the coming midterm elections.

To coin a phrase— “It’s abortion stupid.”

The midterm election is the best hope of curbing some of the most extreme efforts in some states to limit or even abolish all abortion rights.

And Arizona has two of the most reported hardline anti-abortion candidates on the ballot for two of Arizona’s top offices—namely, Kari Lake and Blake Masters.  Lake is the GOP gubernatorial candidate and Masters is the Republican candidate running against Mark Kelly for U.S. Senate.

President Joe Biden told voters in a speech, “This fall, Roe is on the ballot, personal freedoms are on the ballot. The right to privacy, liberty, equality—they’re all on the ballot.

With more than half of the states in the country at risk of banning abortion after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade, abortion rights are on the table in the midterm elections across the nation.

In Arizona, there are at least 16 pro-choice candidates running in both the state house and senate.

In a press release issued by NARAL-the Pro-Choice Southwest Regional Director released the following statement:

“NARAL Pro-Choice Arizona is proud to endorse this slate of reproductive freedom candidates for the state legislature. A razor-thin anti-choice Republican majority currently controls the legislature, and our 75,000 members in the Copper State will be pulling out the stops to elect leaders who will protect and advance our freedom to decide. This November, we’ll defeat MAGA extremists attacking our reproductive freedom and elect lawmakers who will fight for the overwhelming majority of Arizonans—9 in 10—who know that each of us should have the freedom to decide how and when we start or grow a family without political interference. “

Pro-choice candidates for the Arizona Legislature include:

State Senate Endorsements

 Thomas Dugger-(LD 03)

Kyle Nitschke (LD 07)

Cindy Hans (LD 13)

Taylor Kerby (LD 16)

Mike Nickerson (LD 17)

Anna Hernandez (LD 24)


State House Endorsements

Rep. Jennifer Longdon (LD 05)

Anastasia Travers (LD 12)

Rep. Jennifer Pawlik (LD 13)

Keith Seaman (LD 16)

Dana Allmond (LD 17)

Brian Radford (LD 17

Nancy Gutierrez (LD 18)

Sandra Clark (LD 19)

Jesus Lugo (LD 23)

Analise Ortiz (LD 24)


In other Arizona offices pro-choice candidates include:

Az. Governor: Katie Hobbs

U.S. Senate: Mark Kelly

Az. Attorney General: Kris Mayes

Az. Secretary of State: Adrian Fontes