Here’s who is running in 2022 to become the next governor of Arizona

Apr 11, 2022, 2:00 PM | Updated: Aug 9, 2022, 1:24 pm

(KTAR News Photo/Torrence Dunham)...

(KTAR News Photo/Torrence Dunham)

(KTAR News Photo/Torrence Dunham)

Arizona will have a new governor since Republican Doug Ducey cannot run for the position again due to term limits.

Nine candidates will be looking to replace Ducey, submitting the required number of signatures to qualify for the ballot by the April 4 deadline.

The primary election will be held Aug. 2, and the general is Nov. 8.

On the Republican side, six candidates will battle it out. The primary winner will face one of three Democratic challengers.

Here are the gubernatorial candidates from Arizona who submitted enough signatures to get on the ballot, per the Arizona Secretary of State’s Office:


Kari Lake — The former TV anchor for Fox 10 in Phoenix is a Trump-endorsed candidate and spent more than two decades in television.

Scott Neely — Neely is a small business owner, running Action Concrete Pumping Supply in Mesa.

Matt Salmon — The former congressman withdrew from the race on June 28.

Karrin Taylor Robson — The former Arizona Board of Regents member is the founder and president of Phoenix-based land use strategy company Arizona Strategies.

Paola Tulliani-Zen — Tulliani-Zen has made her mark in Arizona as a businesswoman as the founder and former owner of La Dolce Vita Biscotti.

Steve Gaynor — The businessman withdrew from the race on April 28.

Patrick Finerd — Write-in candidate.


Katie Hobbs — Hobbs is Arizona’s Secretary of State, holding the position since 2018.

Marco Lopez — Lopez is a former mayor of Nogales, served in the Obama administration and is a small business owner.

Aaron Lieberman — Lieberman suspended his campaign on May 27.

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Here’s who is running in 2022 to become the next governor of Arizona