Political Profile for Arizona

Limits to Campaign Contributions

All statewide and legislative candidates are limited to accepting $5,400 per donor, per election cycle.

All statewide and legislative candidates are limited to accepting $5,400 per political action committee (PAC) without Mega PAC status, per election cycle. Candidates may accept $10,800 from a Mega PAC.

Statewide party nominated candidates are limited to accepting $80,400 in contributions from a state political party committee, per election cycle. Legislative candidates may accept up to $8,400 per political party committee, per election cycle.

Candidates may make unlimited personal contributions to their own campaigns.

Filing Deadlines

Candidates are required to file detailed reports on their campaign donations and expenditures. Transparency USA provides accurate, searchable data within a month of its availability. Arizona currently has a long lead time on delivering campaign finance reports.

See Arizona’s campaign finance report deadlines here.

The Arizona State Legislature

The Arizona legislature meets in session every year beginning on the second Monday in January.

Arizona House Representatives serve two-year terms. 

Arizona State Senators serve two-year terms.

Term Limits

Arizona statewide office holders (such as the governor and lieutenant governor) serve four-year terms and are up for reelection in non-presidential election years. They are limited to two consecutive terms in office, with the exception of the State Mine Inspector, who is limited to four consecutive terms in office.

Arizona state legislators are limited to four terms (eight years).

How We Display Arizona Campaign Finance Data

Campaign finance is complex, with reporting practices that vary widely from state to state. As a reporting system — and not a balance sheet — contributions and expenditures do not balance the way we’d expect if it were an accounting system. In most cases, this does not mean that the data is incomplete, but rather, that entities are following Arizona’s unique reporting requirements. 

To help put the numbers in context, we’ve created a state-specific explanation of how we display information reported. Click the link below for a more detailed description of Arizona’s campaign finance data and how their unique system is displayed on TUSA:

Data Explanation for Arizona