KJZZ, Arizona 2018 Elections: Steve Farley – Arizona Governor

As we head toward Arizona’s August primary elections, we’re inviting in the candidates running in contested races, to talk about why they’re running and some of the key issues in their contests.

Today: Steve Farley.

He is running in the Democratic primary in the race for governor, and he brings with him more than a decade of experience in the state legislator, where he now serves as assistant minority leader in the Senate.

But before his experience in politics, he began as an artist.

Farley is, perhaps, best known in his hometown of Tucson for his ceramic tile mural on the Broadway underpass, but he’s been an integral part of Democratic leadership at the state capitol since he was first elected in 2006.

Now, he’s going up against ASU education professor David Garcia in the Democratic primary and, he hopes, Governor Doug Ducey in November.

When he announced his candidacy, he said he was running because “we need somebody who’s going to govern for Arizona who doesn’t really have any interest at all in national office.”

July 9, 2018