State Senator (AZ-21)

Employer / Organization

Arizona State Senate District 21

Next Election

Nov 06, 2020

Filing Window

Apr 27, 2020 - May 27, 2020


The Arizona Senate comprises the upper house of the bicameral Arizona State Legislature. There are 30 members within the Senate, each of whom represent their respective districts. There are an estimated 213,067 constituents per senator. The senate is lead by the house elected president of the senate. Primary responsibilities of a senator include: developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, and allocating spending. Additionally, the senate has the exclusive authority to try officials impeached by the house in addition to authorizing certain executive appointments. The senate also has authority to confirm or reject appointments to state commissions, boards, and the cabinet. There are 15 standing committees within the senate ranging from Commerce and Workforce Development, to Health and Human Services, to Transportation. Each senator serves on or leads various committees within the senate. Senators serve a two-year term, with a limit of four terms. The salary of this position is $24,000 per year, in addition to $25 of per diem for every day in session.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the Arizona Secretary of State office to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Inquire as to whether the position has a primary election before the general election. 2) Complete the required filing papers and submit the required filing papers to the Arizona Secretary of State office. The filing papers must be accompanied by candidate nomination petitions. 3) Submit the required filing papers accompanied by candidate nomination petitions between 120 and 90 days prior to the primary election. For 2018, this window occurs between April 30th, 2018 and May 30th, 2018. If you have any questions please contact the Arizona Secretary of State Elections Division by phone at 602-543-8683. For more information see:

Submit application to:
Office of the Secretary of State, Elections Division, Phoenix, Arizona, 85007, US