Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

PHOENIX -- Arizona Sen. Michele Reagan has filed nominating petitions to run as a Republican in the race for secretary of state.

Reagan filed more than 8,000 qualifying signatures Thursday to quality her for August's primary. She is running with private funding and needed about 5,600 valid signatures.

The state lawmaker becomes the first Republican to officially file for the ballot. Other announced GOP candidates include businessman Wil Cardon and state Rep. Justin Pierce.

Former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard is running as a Democrat and filed his nominating petitions late last month.

Candidates have until May 28 to file.

The secretary of state in Arizona is the state's top election officer and also becomes governor if there's a midterm vacancy in that office. Arizona does not have a lieutenant governor.

Associated Press,

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.