Jeremy Duda is a Phoenix native and began his career in journalism in 2003 after graduating from the University of Arizona. Jeremy Duda previously served as the Mirror's associate Editor. Prior to joining the Arizona Mirror, he worked at the Arizona Capitol Times, where he spent eight years covering the Governor's Office and two years as editor of the Yellow Sheet Report. Before that, he wrote for the Hobbs News-Sun of Hobbs, NM, and the Daily Herald of Provo, Utah. Jeremy is also the author of the history book “If This Be Treason: the American Rogues and Rebels Who Walked the Line Between Dissent and Betrayal.”
Republicans hold Senate, clinging to House
By: Jeremy Duda - November 7, 2018
Republicans held firm in the Arizona Senate while Democrats picked up seats in the state House of Representatives, though it may not be enough for them to wrest control of the chamber from the GOP for the first time in 50 years. Democrats were poised to win at least three Republican-held seats in the House […]
Arizona GOP threatens legal action over emergency voting, early ballot verification
By: Jeremy Duda - November 6, 2018
The chairman of the Arizona Republican Party is threatening legal action against counties that opened emergency voting centers over the weekend or that plan to allow voters to confirm that they signed the early ballots that they dropped off on Election Day before those ballots are rejected for mismatched signatures, issues that could come into […]
No lawsuit on early ballot verification, but big gains made
By: Jeremy Duda - November 5, 2018
Three out of 15 wouldn’t normally be considered a high rate of success, but it counts for a lot when it’s three counties that make up nearly 78 percent of Arizona’s registered voters.
Early ballot trends signal ‘blue wave’ in Arizona midterms
By: Jeremy Duda - November 2, 2018
As Election Day nears, Democrats are gaining ground in early ballot returns, buoying the party’s hopes that the “blue wave” will come to Arizona on Tuesday and the minority party will win close elections in a red state.
Prop. 306 may not scrap disputed Clean Elections rules
By: Jeremy Duda - November 1, 2018
The controversial Clean Elections rules that led Republican lawmakers to attempt to curb the agency’s authority through Proposition 306 may be here to stay, even if voters approve the measure.
Charter school association head stepping down after election
By: Jeremy Duda - October 31, 2018
Arizona Charter Schools Association President and CEO Eileen Sigmund is leaving the organization after more than 11 years at its helm, amid a series of controversies in recent months.
Garcia would have fared better with Clean Elections
By: Jeremy Duda - October 30, 2018
The last campaign finance reports that the public will see before the election are in, and based on how much he’s raised, Democratic gubernatorial candidate David Garcia has good cause to regret not running with Clean Elections.
Top of the ticket may not be much help for Democrats
By: Jeremy Duda - October 29, 2018
If the reputed blue wave of 2018 is coming to Arizona, it isn’t apparent from early ballot returns -- and the top of the ticket could be a factor in why Democrats aren’t seeing a surge of excitement.
Ducey put Reagan’s elections manual on hold after county recorders complained
By: Jeremy Duda - October 29, 2018
Gov. Doug Ducey withheld his approval from the elections procedures manual that Secretary of State Michele Reagan’s Office drafted for the 2018 election after county recorders identified a number of flaws and asked him not to allow it to go into effect.
Maricopa County recorder says he’ll adopt new policy on early ballot signatures
By: Jeremy Duda - October 25, 2018
County Recorder Adrian Fontes said his office’s top priority is to ensure that voters’ needs are met. And as long as his office has the ability to contact voters to find out whether they were the ones who signed their early ballot envelopes, he said it should do so.
Groups threaten lawsuit over early ballot rejections
By: Jeremy Duda - October 24, 2018
A coalition of civil rights and voting rights groups want Arizona elections officials to give voters a chance to correct the record before their early ballots are rejected over mismatched signatures, and may sue if new policies aren’t put in place for next month’s election.
Dem challengers fight 50-year trend in general elections
By: Jeremy Duda - October 22, 2018
The Democratic challengers to Gov. Doug Ducey and Attorney General Mark Brnovich must compete not only with voter registration numbers that favor the GOP, but with a 50-year trend that favors incumbents in statewide races.