Skinny 2010: LD26: The Melvin-Cage Rematch! Plus, Bonus House Races!

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Sen. Al Melvin (R)
  • Sen. Al Melvin (R)

Senate
Republican state Sen. Al Melvin, a retired merchant marine and captain in the Naval Reserve who served as chair of the Veterans and Military Affairs Committee and vice chair of the powerful Appropriations Committee in his freshman term, is seeking a second term in Legislative District 26.

Democrat Cheryl Cage, who lost to Melvin by fewer than 2,000 votes in 2008, is looking for a rematch and hopes that Melvin’s conservative voting record will help carry her to victory in one of Arizona’s few swing districts, which reaches from the Catalina Foothills to Pinal County’s Saddlebrooke. Republicans have a roughly seven percentage point lead in voter registration over Democrats in the district, but nearly 30 percent of voters in LD26 are registered Independent or other.

Republican Sen. Al Melvin's Web site here

Democrat Cheryl Cage's Web site here

House

Incumbent Rep. Vic Williams, who was first elected in 2008 and served

on the Appropriations and Education committees, will face fellow Republicans Wade McLean, a former superintendent of the Marana School District, and Terri Proud, a precinct committeeman, paralegal and gun-rights activist. (Check out her "Women of the Second Amendment YouTube video.)

Rep. Nancy Young-Wright (D)
  • Rep. Nancy Young-Wright (D)
The two GOP primary winners will face a pair of Democrats. Incumbent Rep. Nancy Young Wright, a 10-year member of the Amphitheater Unified School District Governing board who was appointed to the seat in 2008, was elected later that year and served on the Education and Water and Energy committees. William Wallace, a political newcomer, has worked as a safety officer with the Department of Environmental Protection.

Republicans

Rep. Vic William' Web site here

Terri Proud's Web site here

Wade Mcclean's Facebook page here

Democrats

Rep. Nancy Young-Wright's Web site here

William Wallace's Web site is in progress and will be found here

LD26
  • LD26

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