On August 2, multiple candidates from Scottsdale and Paradise Valley will be up for election to the Arizona House of Representatives. This primary election is the first since legislative district boundaries statewide changed.

In addition to the changed district boundaries, names also changed. Legislative District (LD) 23 is now LD 3 and LD 24 is now LD 4. Each district will vote for two representatives.

LD 3 covers North Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Fountain Hills, and parts of Phoenix. The candidates for LD 3 include:
• Joseph Chaplik, R-Scottsdale, an incumbent
• Ernest Anderson, R-Scottsdale
• Alexander Kolodin, R-Scottsdale
• Nicole Cantelme, R-Cave Creek
• Darin Mitchell, R-Fountain Hills
The Arizona Secretary of State’s website notes that no Democrats are seeking election for LD3.

In LD4, which covers all of Paradise Valley, and parts of Scottsdale and Phoenix, Republican candidates include:
• Maria Syms, R-Paradise Valley
• John Arnold, R-Scottsdale
• Vera Gebran, R-Phoenix
• Matt Gress, R-Phoenix
• Jana Jackson, R-Phoenix

There is one Democrat running in the LD4 election:
• Laura Terech, D-Phoenix

The primary election for the Arizona House of Representatives will be held on August 2 with the general election happening on November 8.

To learn more, visit azsos.gov.