It's getting toward crunch time, the point where most serious* candidates for office have to gear up for this fall's elections or decide to pass on a run during this cycle.
* "serious" means "really going to try to win though many have a snowball's chance in Phoenix - in July - of actually winning."
...New Congressional committees, some of which have been talked about for a while, and some which are rather surprising (i.e. - somebody thinks Trent Franks isn't conservative enough) -
- Steve Mehta, committee address in Show Low, has filed for the Republican nomination in CD1.
- Pam Gorman, committee address in Phoenix (though I think she lives in Anthem), has filed for the R nod in CD3. Gorman is the former state senator from LD6.
- Vernon Parker, committee address in Paradise Valley, has also filed for the R nod in CD3. He's the mayor of PV.
- Jim Waring, committee address in Phoenix, has also filed in CD3's Republican primary. He is the former state senator from LD7.
- Mark Spinks, committee address in Phoenix, has filed for the R nomination in CD5.
- Janet Contreras, committee address in Phoenix, has filed for the R nomination in CD4.
- Charles Black, committee address in Kingman, has filed for the R nomination in CD2. Yes, a Tea Party-type is running against Trent Franks (Trent Franks!) from the right.
- Jonathan Paton, committee address in Tucson, has filed for the Republican nomination in CD8. He is a state senator, but is expected to resign soon.
There haven't been any significant new filings for state races. Yes, there are new candidates who are significant within their districts, but other than the Goldwater Institute/Bolick filing in LD11 mentioned in an earlier post, none of the new filings look to be significant to a general audience.
A complete listing of candidates (so far) can be found at Blog for Arizona here.