Secretary of State Michele Reagan, whose multiple blunders as the state’s chief elections officer resulted in numerous bad headlines, is getting crushed by GOP challenger Steve Gaynor, who has 69 percent of the vote.
Gaynor will face Democrat Katie Hobbs, a state lawmaker who was uncontested in her Democratic primary.
While the Secretary of State has the job of overseeing Arizona’s elections and other record-keeping tasks, the office has one other key responsibility: The Secretary of State becomes governor if the incumbent leaves office early.
In other statewide races:
• Incumbent Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas is trailing two Republican challengers, Bob Branch and Frank Riggs. Branch has 22.24 percent of the vote, Riggs has 21.66 percent of the vote, Douglas has 21.09 percent of the vote and Tracy Livingston has 20 percent of the vote.
On the Democratic side of the Superintendent of Public Instruction race, political newcomer Kathy Hoffman has 52 percent of the vote, while former state lawmaker David Scapira has 48 percent.…