West Valley voters were kind to incumbents.
Every Congressional representative from the West Valley was reelected.
In the 3rd Congressional District, which spans from Tucson to Goodyear, Raul Grijalva retained his seat, taking 58% of the vote over challenger Daniel Wood.
In the 6th Congressional District, Glendale’s Hiral Tipieneni—who raised $5 million as Democrats hoped to “flip” the district—saw an early lead fade as Republican David Schweikert took 52% of the votes to keep his seat.
In the 7th Congressional District, which includes part of Tolleson and Glendale, Democrat Ruben Gallego dominated, taking 77% of the vote over challenger Joshua Barnett.
Republican Debbie Lesko successfully defended her seat in the 8th Congressional District, which includes parts of Avondale, Litchfield Park and Peoria. Lesko took 59% of the votes over challenger Michael Muscato, a Democrat.
State senate races in the West Valley were mostly lopsided.
Lisa Otondo received 56% of the votes and defeated Travis Angry for the Arizona Senate District 4 seat.
Sine Kerr and Lupe Contreras were unopposed for Arizona Senate seats in Districts 5 and 19.
Republican Paul Boyer took 52% of the votes to successfully defend his Arizona Senate District 20 seat over Democrat Douglas Ervin.
While Rick Gray was unopposed in District 21, in District 22 incumbent David Livingston took 64% of the votes over Democrat challenger Sarah Tyree.
Democrat Martin Quezada defended his District 29 Arizona Senate seat by an even wider margin, taking 70% of the votes over Republican challenger John Wilson.
Races for West Valley representatives were quite a bit closer.
In District 4, Charlene Fernandez was reelected, with 33% of the votes—but Gerae Peten received only 26% of the votes and failed in her reelection bid. Joel John, who took 41% of the votes, joins Fernandez in representing District 4.
Joanne Osborne and Tim Dunn were reelected in District 13, with Mariana Sandoval failing to unseat one of them.
Diego Espinoza and Lorenzo Sierra were unopposed in District 19.
In District 20, Anthony Kern failed in his reelection try. Challenger Judy Schwiebert joins Shawnna Bolick, who was successful in her reelection bid. Schwiebert and Bolick received 34% of the votes, while Kern received 32% of the votes.
In District 21, Kevin Payne (33%) was reelected by Kathy Knecht (31%) was beaten out by Bevery Pingerelli (36%).
In District 22, Frank Carroll and Ben Toma each received 32% of the vote, topping Wendy Garcia (19%) and Mary “Kathleen” Honne (17%).
In District 29, Cesar Chavez (38%) and Richard Andrade (31%) won reelection over Billy Bragg (16%) and Helen Fokszanskyj-Conti (15%).
Avondale voters shot down the city’s proposed increase in sales tax, with 68% of Avondale voters opposed.
Glendale voters rejected four city bond requests.
The Buckeye Union High School District’s proposed bond failed, with 61% of Buckeye voters opposing it.
Glendale Union High School District’s $130 million bond was approved, with 54% in Glendale voting for it.
Two-thirds of Tolleson Union High School District voted to approve a district budget override request.
Nearly two-thirds of Avondale Elementary School District voters approved that district’s override request.
But a Liberty Elementary School District override request failed, with 54% voting against it.