Arizona candidates for Federal Office

Mark Kelly–Senator

Mark Edward Kelly is an American politician, businessman, former astronaut retired U.S. Navy captain serving as the junior United States Senator from Arizona since 2020. A member of the Democratic Party, he won the 2020 special election, defeating incumbent Republican Martha McSally. Formerly an aerospace consultant and executive, Kelly is the author of several books.

Kelly flew combat missions during the Gulf War as a naval aviator before being selected as a NASA Space Shuttle pilot in 1996. He flew his first space mission in 2001 as pilot of STS-108, piloted STS-121 in 2006, and commanded STS-124 in 2008 and STS-134 in 2011, the final mission of Space Shuttle Endeavour.

Kelly’s wife, then-Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, was shot and nearly killed in an assassination attempt on January 8, 2011. Six people died in the Tucson shooting. After the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting the following year, Giffords and Kelly founded the nonprofit Americans for Responsible Solutions, later renamed Giffords, which campaigns for universal background checks for firearms and red flag laws. Kelly won the 2020 United States Senate special election in Arizona and was sworn in on December 2, 2020.

Delina DiSanto–House of Representatives

I grew up with strong democratic values from a single mother and Irish immigrant grandmother and 6 brothers and sisters. My mom worked 2-3 jobs. I know the struggles of putting a roof over your head, food on the table, caring for each other, and caring for neighbors. We lived in a low-income neighborhood and understood our neighbors plight. I was taught the JFK values of ask what I can do for my country and be accountable. I’m a RN, small business owner, and I worked for US Senator. I’m fed up with politicians who work for their interests and not work for the people. We face serious challenges. I’m running to face those challenges and work with leaders who want to move us forward.

Judy Stahl–House of Representatives

Judy Stahl is a proud American. Her family has a long history of military and community service to this country. As a health care provider for over forty years, Judy has carried on that dedication to helping others. Judy raised her family in Prescott where she has lived, volunteered, and run her own business since 1992. During the course of her long career, Judy has worked with people of all ages and needs, including pediatric oncology patients and Olympic gold medalists. Judy led the successful campaign to create statewide licensure for her profession. She was appointed by Governor Napolitano to the State Board of Massage Therapy and became Chair. She is Past National President of the American Massage Therapy Association, which currently represents 100,000 professionals. Judy earned her first college degree by age 18 and has a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. Judy has a proven track record of leadership, teamwork, and results. When elected, Judy will focus on education, health care, and economic prosperity with a focus on environmental responsibility. Judy has lived a blessed life and desires to give back. She is committed to being a strong voice in the