Cobb, Biasiucci defeat Mosley, Jones for Arizona State House seats

August 29, 2018

Cobb had 15,669 votes for 37.98 percent of the total votes cast. She was followed by Biasiucci at 10,196 votes, incumbent Paul Mosley at 9,237 votes and Jennifer Jones-Esposito at 6,155.

“I’ve had a good night so far,” Cobb said early Tuesday evening. “I hope it continues on the same trend. There were three other opponents in the race, and I didn’t leave anything sitting on the table. I made sure I didn’t take anything for granted. I think we had a good turnout, and I’m glad so many people got out and voted.”

Cobb has served as a fifth district legislator since 2014, and with the largest campaign budget of any other District 5 candidate.

“It will be a nail-biter until the end of the evening,” Cobb said. “But I’ll work with whoever I get.”

Biasiucci declined an interview Tuesday night.

Attempts were made to contact Mosley and Esposito by telephone. Those attempts were unsuccessful as of 11 p.m. Tuesday.

On Facebook, Mosley acknowledged his apparent defeat: “Thank you so much to everyone who supported and voted for my campaign for re-election. It truly has been an honor to be in the public service of our district and state. I represented my constituents very well with a stellar voting record these past 2 years. I was very close to getting tax reform done for the State of Arizona and am disappointed to not go back to get that done. I will treasure the friends and memories for life that I have made these past 2 years and look forward to bigger and better things for our family as the future unfolds. God Bless Arizona and God Bless the USA.”

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