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Democrat O'Halleran wins reelection in Arizona House race

Democrat O'Halleran wins reelection in Arizona House race
© Greg Nash

Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D) has retained his House seat to represent Arizona’s 1st Congressional District.

The Associated Press called the race for O'Halleran a week after Election Day.

The congressman beat out GOP challenger Tiffany Shedd, who was looking to flip the seat and become the first Republican representative for the district since Rep. Paul GosarPaul Anthony GosarFreedom Caucus chairman blasts 'sensational lies' after Capitol riot Ethics complaint filed against Biggs, Cawthorn and Gosar over Capitol riot Arizona Republican's brothers say he is 'at least partially to blame' for Capitol violence MORE (R-Ariz.). Gosar held the seat before redistricting, and he now represents Arizona’s 4th Congressional District.

O’Halleran was first elected to the House in 2016, replacing former Rep. Ann KirkpatrickAnn KirkpatrickDemocrat O'Halleran wins reelection in Arizona House race Arizona Rep. Tom O'Halleran wins Democratic primary Arizona Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick wins Democratic primary MORE (D-Ariz.), and held onto his seat in the 2018 midterm elections.