PHOENIX — Former Arizona State and NFL quarterback Andrew Walter has
officially entered the Republican primary for Arizona’s 9th Congressional
Walter filed nominating petitions at the Arizona Secretary of State’s office
Monday. He filed more than 2,100 signatures, more than twice the required
The 31-year-old played at ASU from 2001-2005 and broke multiple school records.
He then played for the Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots for four years.
Since retiring, he’s earned an MBA, worked for his own credit firm and as a
Walter faces Republican Wendy Rogers in August’s primary. Rogers is a retired
Air Force pilot who has outraised Walter, but he says he’s raising money and has
a strong grassroots organizing effort.
The winner takes on Democratic Rep. Kyrsten Sinema in November.