A list of over 45 prominent Arizonans involved in the Jan. 6 Insurrection

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Reps. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., right, and Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., attend the House Oversight and Accountability Committee hearing titled "The Basis for an Impeachment Inquiry of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.," in Rayburn Building on Thursday, September 28, 2023. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

By Camaron Stevenson

January 6, 2024

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story mentioned individuals who cast doubt on the integrity of the 2020 election after the Jan. 6 US Capitol Attack, not before—or did not comment specifically on the US Presidential Election—and were therefore not involved in developing the atmosphere that led to the attack. Their names have since been removed, and we regret the error.

 

It’s been three years since former President Donald Trump incited an insurrection at the US Capitol in order to remain in office. A lot of Arizonans were involved in this effort—from writing legislation to overturn the will of the voters to attending the riot.

Some have faced consequences; many are still in positions of power.

Here’s a reminder of who they are:

Federal officials: current, former, and candidates

Retiring US Rep. Debbie Lesko

US Rep. Andy Biggs

US Rep. David Schweikert

US Rep. Paul Gosar

US Rep. Eli Crane

US House candidate Blake Masters

US House candidate Jacob Chansley, also known as the QAnon Shaman

US House candidate Jeff Zink

Pinal County Sheriff and US Senate candidate Mark Lamb

State officials: current and former

Phoenix State Sen. Shawnna Bolick

Queen Creek State Sen. Jake Hoffman

Phoenix state Rep. and Congressional candidate Anthony Kern

Prescott Valley State Rep. Quang Nguyen

Scottsdale State Sen. Joseph Chaplik

San Tan Valley State Rep. Neal Carter

Mesa State Rep. Jacqueline Parker

Casa Grande State Rep. Teresa Martinez

Benson State Rep. Lupe Diaz

Hereford State Rep. Gail Griffin

Peoria State Rep. Beverly Pingerelli

Phoenix State Rep. Justin Wilmeth

Goodyear State Rep. Steve Montenegro

Surprise State Rep. Janae Shamp

Gilbert State Sen. Warren Petersen

Sierra Vista State Sen. David Gowan

Gilbert State Rep. Travis Grantham

Lake Havasu City State Rep. Leo Biasiucci

Peoria State Rep. Kevin Payne

Globe State Rep. David Cook

Lake Havasu City State Sen. Sonny Borrelli

Flagstaff State Sen. Wendy Rogers

Former Phoenix State Sen. Nancy Barto

Former Apache Junction State Rep. Kelly Townsend

Former Apache Junction State Rep. John Fillmore

Former Skull Valley State Rep. Judy Burges

Former Mesa State Rep. Bret Roberts

Former Payson State Rep. Brenda Barton

Former Snowflake State Rep. Walt Blackman

Former Oro Valley State Rep. Mark Finchem

County officials

Cochise County Supervisor Peggy Judd

Cochise County Supervisor Tom Crosby

Mohave County Supervisor Ron Gould

Yavapai County Supervisor Harry Oberg

Notable Arizonans

Former Queen Creek wedding venue owner and militia leader Ray Epps

Phoenix Oath Keeper Edward Vallejo

Phoenix influencer Anthime Gione, also known as Baked Alaska

This is a running list. For a look at other Arizonans involved in the Jan. 6 US Capitol Attack, or the events leading up to it, check out the Insurrection Index.

Author

  • Camaron Stevenson

    Camaron is the Founding Editor and Chief Political Correspondent for The Copper Courier, and has worked as a journalist in Phoenix for over a decade. He also teaches multimedia journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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