Here are the candidates running in Arizona's new 1st Congressional District

Melissa Estrada, Arizona Republic

Date: February 2, 2022

Arizona’s new 1st Congressional District covers parts of Maricopa County, along with Salt River and Fort McDowell Yavapai National tribal reservations. This district covers Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Cave Creek and Fountain Hills.

Prior to the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission’s final redistricting draft, most of the area was Arizona’s 6th Congressional District.

Arizona has nine congressional districts, each with a member of the House of Representatives who serves two-year terms with no term limits. Incumbent Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., is running for a seventh term in Washington.

Here are the major candidates running for Arizona’s 1st Congressional District:

Elijah Norton

Phoenix insurance executive Elijah Norton is considering a run for Congress as a Republican challenge to Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz.
Elijah Norton is the founder and owner of a vehicle insurance company located in Phoenix.

Norton emphasizes his conservative credentials and argues that voters deserve better than the 11 House ethics violations Schweikert piled up over office and campaign spending.

In Norton’s campaign launch video, he stated that he is running to “replace” current 1st Congressional district congressman.

Immigration is a starred campaign issue listed on Norton’s website. Under the issue of immigration, Norton adds that he will fight for funding to complete the border wall along with technologies to reduce border crossings.

Some of the other issues listed on his campaign website are: market-based health system, strengthening election security by ensuring the voter roll remains updated and current, free-market capitalism, tougher policies against China, and banning critical race theory.


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