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Arizona Senate race



First elected in 1994; seeking third full term.

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  • Born: April 25, 1942; Oakland, Neb.
  • Family: Married (Caryll); two children.
  • Education: University of Arizona, L.L.B., 1966; B.A., 1964.
  • Professional: Chairman, Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, 1984-85; practicing attorney, 1966-86.
  • Military: None.
  • Previous elective office: U.S. House, 1986-94.



Pederson, the former state Democratic Party chairman, is running unopposed in the Sept. 12 primary.

  • Born: July 12, 1942; Casa Grande, Ariz.
  • Family: Married (Roberta); three children.
  • Education: University of Arizona, M.S., 1967; B.A., 1965
  • Professional career: President, Pederson Group Inc., 1983-present; chairman, state Democratic Party, 2001-05; vice president of operations, Westcor Inc., 1974-82; vice president of project development, Grossman Co., 1970-74; administrative assistant to Phoenix Mayor Milt Graham, 1967-70.
  • Military: None
  • Previous elective office: None.