Former lawmaker, former congressional candidate, party chair vie for LD2 seat

Legislative District 2 Republicans nominated three people on Monday night as potential replacements for former Sen. Steve Kaiser, R-Phoenix.  Shawnna Bolick, Josh Barnett and Paul Carver.

Six people were nominated at the beginning of the meeting: Debra Nolen, Linda Brickman, Carver, Barnett, Bolick and Ari Bradshaw. Rep. Justin Wilmeth, R-Phoenix, was nominated to replace Kaiser, but as a current representative, he declined the nomination. 

After the first round of voting, only Bolick and Barnett had more than 50% plus one vote and advanced. There was a second round of voting for the third nominee between Carver, Bradshaw and Brickman. Because Nolen had the lowest votes after the first round, she was dropped. 

Brickman dropped out after the second round of voting, and Carver had the most votes in the last round over Bradshaw. 

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