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The Citizens Clean Elections Commission sponsors statewide and legislative debates. Only contested races will have a debate. Additionally, debates will only occur if there is a participating Clean Elections candidate or upon the request of a traditional candidate. All debates and times are subject to change.

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Any person with a disability may request accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the Commission at (602) 364-3477 or [email protected] Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange accommodations.

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UPCOMING STATEWIDE PRIMARY DEBATES

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Meet the Moderators

  • Dan Shearer
    Dan Shearer
    Green Valley News/Sahuarita Sun

    Moderating Districts: 19, 21

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  • Rachel Leingang
    Rachel Leingang
    Arizona Agenda

    Moderating Districts: 7, 16

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  • Hank Stephenson
    Hank Stephenson
    Arizona Agenda

    Moderating Districting: 10, 17

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  • Gary Grado
    Gary Grado
    Arizona Capitol Times

    Moderating Districts:

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  • Wayne Schutsky
    Wayne Schutsky
    Arizona Capitol Times

    Moderating Districts: 2, 3, 4, 8, 30

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  • Nathan Brown
    Nathan Brown
    Arizona Capitol Times

    Moderating Districts: 1, 5, 9, 11, 12, 29

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  • Kyra Haas
    Kyra Haas
    Arizona Capitol Times

    Moderating Districts: 6, 15, 22, 24, 26, 28

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  • Camryn Sanchez
    Camryn Sanchez
    Arizona Capitol Times

    Moderating Districts: 13, 14, 25

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  • Nick Phillips
    Nick Phillips
    Arizona Capitol Times

    Moderating Districts: 18, 20, 23, 27

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  • Rachel Leingang

    Rachel Leingang

    Biography

    Rachel Leingang is the co-founder of the Arizona Agenda, a Substack newsletter about Arizona government and politics. She has covered government, politics and higher education in Arizona since 2015, first at the Arizona Capitol Times, then The Arizona Republic, where she most recently wrote government accountability stories with an eye for those impacted and a focus on problem-solving. She has a master’s degree from Arizona State University, which is how she ended up here in 2012.

    Hank Stephenson

    Hank Stephenson

    Biography

    Hank Stephenson is the co-founder of the Arizona Agenda, a Substack newsletter about Arizona government and politics. He has written about Arizona for national outlets like The New York Times, Politico Magazine and Columbia Journalism Review. But he’s a community reporter at heart. He was most recently editor and meme-maker at Yellow Sheet Report, a political tipsheet and gossip rag. He has covered Arizona politics and government since 2008.

    Gary Grado

    Gary Grado

    Email: [email protected]

    Twitter Handle: @geegra

    Biography
    Gary has been a journalist since 1994 and worked at two other newspapers in the Valley before joining the Arizona Capitol Times in 2010. Gary, a Valley resident since 1988, spent 13 years at the Pulitzer Prize-winning East Valley Tribune, where he covered courts, public safety and municipal government. He won third place for Best News Story in the 2008 Arizona Newspapers Association Better Newspapers Contest for a story about a jailhouse interview with a mass murderer, and he has won multiple first-place awards or investigative stories at the Capitol Times. At the Chandler Independent, he covered municipal government for three years. Gary is a graduate of Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, a die-hard Denver Broncos fan and avid runner.

    Wayne Schutsky

    Wayne Schutsky

    Email: [email protected]

    Twitter Handle: @WayneSchutsky

    Biography
    Wayne is a Phoenix native who cut his teeth covering cities and local communities at newspapers throughout the Valley, including the Scottsdale Progress, East Valley Tribune, Gilbert Sun News and Arcadia News. As managing editor, he oversaw the successful 2018 relaunch of the Scottsdale Progress, a celebrated local newspaper that first went into publication in the 1940s. During his two years at the Progress, Wayne won the Arizona Press Club’s 2020 community breaking news award for his on-the-ground coverage of the Scottsdale Fashion Square riot. He was also recognized by the Arizona Press Club for his year-round coverage of Scottsdale schools during the Covid-19 pandemic and for his 2019 investigative report on Opportunity Zones in Scottsdale.

    Nathan Brown

    Nathan Brown

    Email: [email protected]

    Twitter Handle: @NateBrownNews

    Biography
    Nathan covers the Arizona House of Representatives for the Arizona Capitol Times. He started his journalism career covering various beats at the Adirondack Daily Enterprise and the Times Herald-Record in upstate New York, getting his start at political reporting by covering two heated and close special congressional elections in 2009. He moved west in 2015, covering the Idaho Legislature for newspapers in Twin Falls and Idaho Falls. He was also one of the lead reporters covering a debate over whether to shut down the refugee resettlement center in Twin Falls that divided the community and drew international attention after a young girl was sexually assaulted by three refugee boys. He moved to Arizona at the start of the 2021 Legislative session. Nathan has won numerous journalism awards over the course of his career, including ones from the Associated Press for his coverage of a courthouse shooting in New York and the creation of a new wilderness area in Idaho and first-place awards from the Idaho Press Club for his reporting on refugee resettlement, state politics and environmental issues.

    Kyra Haas

    Kyra Haas

    Email: [email protected]

    Twitter Handle: @kc_haas

    Biography
    Kyra covers education and the judiciary for the Arizona Capitol Times. She grew up in Kansas and attended the University of Missouri, earning bachelor’s degrees in journalism and political science. She spent fall of 2020 as the long-term substitute journalism adviser for Free State High School in Kansas, overseeing three student publications and teaching introductory classes. Before her teaching detour, she covered education and local government for The Visalia Times-Delta in California’s San Joaquin Valley. Kyra has also worked as a summer Pulliam Fellow at The Arizona Republic. During college, she spent a semester covering the 2018 midterm elections as a fact-checking intern at PolitiFact. Kyra’s story on the shortcomings of Missouri’s adult abuse hotline won a 2020 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award and a Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award, both for investigative reporting. In 2019, her story about autism caregivers won a Regional Murrow for excellence in video.

    Camryn Sanchez

    Camryn Sanchez

    Email: [email protected]

    Twitter Handle: @CamrynSanchezAZ

    Biography
    Camryn is the state senate reporter for the Arizona Capitol Times. She was raised in the San Francisco Bay area and recently earned her bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N.Y. In college, Camryn studied journalism and was the news editor for her school paper, The Phoenix. She interned at Telegraph Media in Oakland, Calif. and ELLE Magazine in New York in 2019. Camryn also reported for the Yonkers Times in Yonkers, N.Y. She spent the summer with the Arizona Republic as a Pulliam fellow. She can be found in the newsroom drinking coffee and welcomes tips at any time.

    Nick Phillips

    Nick Phillips

    Email: [email protected]imes.com

    Twitter Handle: @bynickphillips

    Biography
    Nick covers the governor’s office and state executive branch for the Capitol Times. Before moving to Phoenix, he reported for the Nogales International, covering the city government, the U.S.-Mexico border and everything in between. Prior to that, he lived and worked in Argentina. He speaks fluent Spanish. Nick received more than a dozen awards from the Arizona Press Club and Arizona Newspaper Association for his work in Nogales and was twice named runner-up Community Journalist of the Year by the AZPC.

    Dan Shearer

    Dan Shearer

    Email: [email protected]

    Biography
    Dan Shearer is editor of the Green Valley News and Sahuarita Sun in Southern Arizona, and is the editorial director for Wick Communications, which has media interests in 11 states. He has been a senior editor at The Arizona Republic and has worked in newsrooms in California and Texas.