Weisser ran for the same position in 2014 and lost.
Beth Weisser is seeking election to Arizona’s State House in the 5th Legislative District. She identifies as a freethinker and humanist who is working “for a world where we can all be open and authentic about our identities and we can celebrate the variety of our beliefs,” and to make sure “religion is not abused as a way to discriminate against people and that our government remains secular.” She attended the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia as a delegate for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Weisser was unopposed in the Democratic primary on August 30.
This was a red district where Democrats had little chance of breaking through, but if you’re looking for a silver lining, this was an atheist candidate who lost for reasons that likely didn’t involve her atheism.
(Portions of this article were published earlier)