With several major elections being decided in Tuesday's general election, including Arizona Governor and U.S. House of Representatives positions, voters were given an opportunity to express their opinions on candidates by casting their ballots.
Students, like many Arizonans, voted for candidates on both sides of the party lines and some spoke to State Press reporters about whether they voted for Cold Stone Creamery founder and Republican Doug Ducey or former president of the Arizona Board of Regents candidate and Democrat Fred DuVal in the gubernatorial race.
Jasmine Anglen, finance and management senior
“I voted for Doug Ducey, because I’m very business-oriented, and he’s the founder of Cold Stone Creamery. Arizona could really use the fiscal reform.”
Hannah Spencer, business (global politics) freshman
“I voted for Fred DuVal, because he came to speak at the Sparking Democracy event. He seemed very down to earth, and I liked his ideas regarding funding for education, and I think that’s really important, especially going to a public university.”
Kara Dowson, global health sophomore
“I voted for all Republicans, because I tend to side with them. I definitely support them on immigration, because my family is law enforcement. My dad is border patrol so I support their views on that.”
Ellie Emerson, interior design junior
“I voted for Fred DuVal, because I feel like he accurately will represent my beliefs. He’s pro-education, so he’s going to help our school systems. He’s pro-choice, he is for gay rights, liberal ideals.”
Jenna Nelson, sophomore criminal justice major
"I voted for Ducey, because I like his plan and his values."