(TUCSON, AZ) – This evening, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick was declared the winner against Republican Brandon Martin in the general election for Arizona’s Second Congressional District House seat.
The Second District’s Congressional races have been historically competitive, with the seat flipping between Democrats and Republicans in recent years. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick successfully defended her seat this election cycle.
“Arizonans know how important it is to have an independent thinker, experienced legislator and accessible appropriator working for them in Washington. I’m so thankful for our voters, campaign staff and volunteers who helped land us an overwhelming victory tonight,” said Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick.
“I ran for re-election because our American values are under attack — from healthcare to immigration and from climate change to financial security, Washington is putting massive corporations first instead of focusing on what matters to everyday families.
“Even during a global health crisis, the GOP has routinely and unapologetically attacked health care coverage for millions of Americans. These recent events have only renewed my commitment to saving and expanding our healthcare system. We can’t sit idly by as medical costs skyrocket. We must implement policies that grant every American high-quality, accessible health care.
“Southern Arizonans also know that our border is one of our greatest assets. They know that migrant families shouldn’t be separated and DACA recipients should be protected. Our border and relationship with Mexico are economic drivers, not hateful and divisive issues. Trump’s nefarious immigration policies go against our values, and I am unafraid to fight back. Our border and national security should be smart and humane.
“As we face some of the hardest economic and social challenges of our country’s history, I am so grateful that Southern Arizonans trust me to continue the work we’ve started,” added Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick.
“With the election behind us, it’s time to keep our momentum going to keep healthcare accessible, grow our local economy, and bring funding to Arizona. Representative Kirkpatrick is the champion that Southern Arizona needs and trusts in Congress, and that was made clear by her overwhelming victory tonight,” said campaign spokeswoman Arielle Devorah.
“Serving Arizona has been one of the greatest honors of my life, and I will do everything I can to continue to advocate and deliver for our robust defense industry, borderland communities, and working families,” said Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick.