Republicans appear to have kept control of the Arizona Senate thanks to the surprising win of Frank Pratt over Barbara McGuire, and the likely victory of Kate Brophy Magee over Eric Meyer.
Republicans appear to have lost the LD18 seat, as Sean Bowie defeated political newcomer Frank Schmuck. Schmuck defeated Jeff Dial in the Republican Primary.
Challenger Frank Schmuck appears to be on his way to an easy victory over incumbent State Sen. Jeff Dial.
Just last week, a group of veterans called for Dial to turn over his DD214. In a statement released during a protest at the State Capitol, the veterans said they were upset because they believe that Dial has “touted his veteran status for political gain.
According to an article in the Arizona Republic, Arizona Sen. Jeff Dial’s military record questioned, “… what Dial doesn’t say about his military experience is that soon after joining the U.S. Army Reserve in 1996, he got in trouble for his weight, triggering a personnel action against him and making him ineligible for promotion. Four years into his eight-year commitment, he was transferred to the inactive list for “unsatisfactory participation.”
Dial’s honesty about both his military service and work experience has been called into question over the years.
State Senator – District No. 18 (REP)