Political Profile for Arizona

Limits to Campaign Contributions

All statewide and legislative candidates are limited to accepting $5,300 per donor, per election cycle.

All statewide and legislative candidates are limited to accepting $5,300 per political action committee (PAC) without Mega PAC status, per election cycle. Candidates may accept $10,600 from a Mega PAC.

Statewide party nominated candidates are limited to accepting $80,300 in contributions from a state political party committee, per election cycle. Legislative candidates may accept up to $8,300 per political party committee, per election cycle.

Candidates may make unlimited personal contributions to their own campaigns.

2022 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.

Here are the reports TUSA will use to updated our database in 2022:

StateReport NameDue Date
AZ20211/15/2022
AZ2022 Q14/15/2022
AZ2022 Q27/15/2022
AZ2022 Pre-Primary7/23/2022
AZ2022 Post-Primary and Q310/15/2022
AZ2022 Pre-General10/29/2022
AZ2022 Post-General and Q41/17/2023

*additional reports may be required by Arizona filers. If a report is skipped (often because its deadline is close to another), the data from that report is captured in the next update.

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).