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List of United States Senators from Arizona

Current delegation
Flake
Jeff Flake (R)
since January 3, 2013
Kyl
Jon Kyl (R)
since September 4, 2018

Arizona was admitted to the Union on February 14, 1912. U.S. Senators from Arizona belong to class 1 and class 3 and are popularly elected for a six-year term beginning January 3. Elections are held the first Tuesday after November 1.

Arizona's current senior senator is Republican Jeff Flake (serving since 2013). On September 4, 2018, Jon Kyl, who served as the junior senator from Arizona until 2013, was appointed to fill the class 3 seat, which had been vacant since John McCain's death on August 25, 2018. Kyl has suggested he will serve until the ending of the 115th United States Congress on January 3, 2019.

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List of SenatorsEdit

Class 1

Class 1 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle who were elected for three Congresses in the state's first election of 1912. The seat in recent years has been contested in 2006, 2012 and 2018. The next election will be held in 2024

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Class 3

Class 3 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle who were elected for two Congresses in the state's first election of 1912. The seat in recent years has been contested in 2004, 2010 and 2016. The next election will be a special election in 2020 to fill the remaining two years in John McCain's unfinished term, followed by a regular election in 2022.

# Senator Party Years in office Electoral history T
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Henry F. Ashurst
Democratic March 27, 1912 –
January 3, 1941
Elected in 1912. 1 62nd 1 Elected in 1912. March 27, 1912 –
March 3, 1921
Democratic  
Marcus A. Smith
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63rd
64th 2 Re-elected in 1914.

Lost re-election.
Re-elected in 1916. 2 65th
66th
67th 3 Elected in 1920.

Lost re-election.
March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1927
Republican  
Ralph H. Cameron
2
Re-elected in 1922. 3 68th
69th
70th 4 First elected in 1926. March 4, 1927 –
January 3, 1969
Democratic  
Carl Hayden
3
Re-elected in 1928. 4 71st
72nd
73rd 5 Re-elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.

Lost renomination.
5 74th
75th
76th 6 Re-elected in 1938.
2  
Ernest McFarland
Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1953
Elected in 1940. 6 77th
78th
79th 7 Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.

Lost re-election.
7 80th
81st
82nd 8 Re-elected in 1950.
3  
Barry Goldwater
Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1965
First elected in 1952. 8 83rd
84th
85th 9 Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.

Retired to run for U.S. President.
9 86th
87th
88th 10 Re-elected in 1962.

Retired.
4  
Paul Fannin
Republican January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1977
First elected in 1964. 10 89th
90th
91st 11 Elected again in 1968. January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1987
Republican  
Barry Goldwater
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Re-elected in 1970.

Retired.
11 92nd
93rd
94th 12 Re-elected in 1974.
5  
Dennis DeConcini
Democratic January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1995
First elected in 1976. 12 95th
96th
97th 13 Re-elected in 1980.

Retired.
Re-elected in 1982. 13 98th
99th
100th 14 Elected in 1986. January 3, 1987 –
August 25, 2018
Republican  
John McCain
5
Re-elected in 1988.

Retired.
14 101st
102nd
103rd 15 Re-elected in 1992.
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Jon Kyl
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2013
Elected in 1994. 15 104th
105th
106th 16 Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000. 16 107th
108th
109th 17 Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.

Retired.
17 110th
111th
112th 18 Re-elected in 2010.
7  
Jeff Flake
Republican January 3, 2013 –
Present
Elected in 2012.

Retiring.
18 113th
114th
115th 19 Re-elected in 2016.

Died.
August 25, 2018 –
September 4, 2018
Vacant
Appointed to continue McCain's term.

Retiring.
September 4, 2018 –
Present
Republican  
Jon Kyl
6
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Kyrsten Sinema
Democratic January 3, 2019 – Senator-Elect Elected in 2018. 19 116th
To be determined in the 2020 special election. 7
117th
118th 20 To be determined in the 2022 election.
To be determined in the 2024 election. 20 119th
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Class 1 Class 3

Living former senatorsEdit

As of September 2018, there is one living former senator. The most recent to die was John McCain (serving 1987–2018), who died in office on August 25, 2018.

Senator Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Dennis DeConcini January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1995 (1937-05-08) May 8, 1937 (age 81)

ReferencesEdit

  • "Senate Class I – History". Our Campaigns. Retrieved October 2, 2013.
  • "Senate Class III – History". Our Campaigns. Retrieved October 2, 2013.

See alsoEdit