Engel concedes to Ciscomani 

Contributed Photo/Courtesy Juan Ciscomani Campaign: Juan Ciscomani has been elected to Arizona’s Sixth District in the House of Representatives.

Democratic candidate Kirsten Engel concedes; congratulates Juan Ciscomani

TUCSON — Democratic Congressional candidate Kirsten Engel has conceded in the race for Arizona’s 6th Congressional District and has released the following statement. 

The district covers all of Graham and Greenlee counties except for reservation lands, most of Cochise County, into Pima County to mid-town Tucson, and then up and over to Casa Grande.

“The people of this district have spoken and we must honor their decision. Just now, I called                Juan Ciscomani and gave him my sincere congratulations for being the people’s choice to represent Arizona’s Sixth Congressional District. He will have my support as he works to bring together this diverse district and represent all of us in Congress. 

I am grateful for all of the volunteers, donors, and supporters who have fueled our grassroots campaign. This has been a long, tough campaign and I could not have wished for a more enthusiastic group of supporters.

We can never lose sight of what we fought for in this election and will continue to fight for – protecting women’s reproductive freedoms, preserving our water future, battling climate change, and creating a thriving economy that works for everyone.  

Thank you to every Arizonan who exercised their right to vote and participated in our democracy. Every Arizonan deserves to have their voice heard, and I am grateful to all of the election officials throughout our state that helped ensure our elections were safe, secure, and fair.” 

Engel is an environmental attorney from Tucson who previously served as an Arizona State Senator in the state’s 10th District. 

Ciscomani, a graduate of Pima Community College and the University of Arizona, is a first-generation American who hails from Tucson and his family migrated from Mexico to the United States when he was a child. He previously served as a senior advisor for Gov. Doug Ducey on both regional and international affairs, served as a senior program development specialist at the University of Arizona, and was vice president of outreach for the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. 

Ciscomani’s pickup of the House seat helped Republicans recapture the majority in the House of Representatives. Democrats still keep a technical majority in the Senate with at least 50, and Georgia will have a runoff election for the last open Senate seat.