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The Field: 2022 Primary Election Special Report

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Nearly 24 hours after the polls closed, The Field from KAWC took a look at the 2022 Arizona Primary Election with a focus on regional races and local issues.

We'll hear from Katie Hobbs, who claimed victory in the Democratic Primary for Arizona Governor. She discusses her win and talks about outreach to Latino voters.

Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls, who looks to have secured a third term, reacts to his win and talks about his priorities in the next four years.

Also, Victor Calderón talks to two candidates in an important race in South County and we hear from elections officials in Yuma and La Paz Counties.

And we'll speak to Adrian Fontes who looks to have won his race in the Democratic Primary for Arizona Secretary of State. He next faces Trump-endorsed State Rep. Mark Finchem.

This is as extended broadcast of The Field, produced Wednesday, August 3, 2022. All results are based on available election s results at the numbers at the time of broadcast.

Updated Information can be found at Yuma County Elections and the Arizona Secretary of State's Office.

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Lisa Sturgis’ return to KAWC brings her journalistic career full circle. Uncle Bob Hardy gave Lisa her first exposures to reporting back in the 1980s. She went on to spend more than three decades in TV news before making the decision to come home to NPR.
Lou grew up in Tucson and has a long family history in the state of Arizona. He began his public radio career in 1988 at KNAU in Flagstaff as a classical music DJ and has been hooked on public radio since, transitioning to news after trying his hand at several other careers in publishing and commercial broadcasting. Lou has a degree in American Studies from Arizona State University and was KAWC's Morning Edition host for two and half years before becoming News and Operations Director.
Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.
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