Decision time approaches for Ahwatukee Foothills residents who plan to vote in the Nov. 2 election. The Ahwatukee Foothills News has compiled candidate information on several notable state and local races.
• (I) John McCain, Republican
Bio: McCain has served in the U.S. Senate since 1987. He served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983-1987, and in the U.S. Navy from 1958-1981.
• Rodney Glassman, Democrat
Bio: Glassman is a former Tucson city councilman, former legislative aide to state Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Tucson), and serves as a Judge Advocate General officer in the U.S. Air Force Reserves.
• David Nolan, Libertarian
Bio: Nolan helped found the Libertarian Party of the United States in 1971.
• Jerry Joslyn, Green
Bio: Joslyn is a former journalist, National Guardsman, editor, and PC direct marketing business owner.
• (I) Jan Brewer, Republican
Bio: Brewer assumed the governorship in January 2009 after then-Gov. Janet Napolitano resigned mid-term to become Homeland Security Secretary. Brewer was Arizona Secretary of State at the time, and previously served in both houses of the state Legislature.
Campaign: Call (602) 633-4JAN or visit www.janbrewer.com.
• Terry Goddard, Democrat
Bio: Goddard has served as the state's Attorney General since 2003 and was a four-term mayor of Phoenix.
• Barry Hess, Libertarian
Bio: Hess is vice chairman of the Arizona Libertarian Party and is a currency trader.
• Larry Gist, Green
Bio: Gist is a mortgage broker/real estate agent, who previously served on the Special Olympics Arizona board of directors.
U.S. House of Representatives, Congressional District 5
• (I) Harry Mitchell, Democrat
Bio: Mitchell was elected to the U.S. Congress in 2006. Formerly, he was the mayor of Tempe and a school teacher.
• David Schweikert, Republican
Bio: Schweikert is the former Arizona State Treasurer and has represented Scottsdale/Fountain Hills in the state House of Representatives.
• Nick Coons, Libertarian
Bio: Coons owns RedSeven computer company in Tempe.
State Senator, Legislative District 20
• (I) John McComish, Republican
Bio: Running unopposed for the state Senate, McComish is now serving his second term in the state House of Representatives where he is Majority Whip.
Legislative District 20
• (I) Rae Waters, Democrat
Bio: Waters was elected to the state House of Representatives in 2008 and has served for 12 years on the Kyrene Elementary School District Governing Board.
• Jeff Dial, Republican
Bio: Dial is executive vice president of his family company, Dial Chemical Inc., and is a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve.
• Bob Robson, Republican
Bio: Robson previously served in the state House of Representatives from this district but was termed out in 2008. He owns an insurance agency in Chandler.
Campaign: Call (480) 786-0809 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Constable, Kyrene area
• (I) Jon Levenson, Democrat
Bio: Levenson was elected constable in 2006.
Campaign: Call (480) 238-5651 or e-mail email@example.com.
• Brandon Schmoll, Republican
Bio: Schmoll holds securities, real estate and insurance licenses.
Campaign: Address is 15010 S. Fifth Ave., Phoenix. Call (602) 492-3450 or visit www.voteschmoll.com.