First-time candidate Joseph Chaplik of Scottsdale Advances to November’s General Election

For Immediate Release
August 8, 2020

Contact: Ross Trumble

The newcomer to politics finishes in the Top 2 in the heavy Republican-leaning District, will be on November’s ballot

(Scottsdale, AZ) – Joseph Chaplik, a Scottsdale businessman, has defeated a 3-term incumbent, Jay Lawrence. He moves on to November’s General Election race in District 23, which looks to be hotly contested. Chaplik finished 2nd to Rep. John Kavanagh, who also moves on and the two will be opposed by far-left Democrat, Eric Kurland.

“I’m honored that the voters of Scottsdale, Fountain Hills and Rio Verde have supported my run and believe in my message of pro-business, conservatism and common sense. I will be a fighter for the great residents of District 23 at the state capitol, but first we must do the work to win against a well-funded Democrat in November,” said Chaplik.

Chaplik’s commercial real estate firm, Joseph Bernard is based in Scottsdale and he is active in the community, volunteering time to several charities. He was a Captain in the MCSO Advisory Posse and is currently serving in the United States Marshals Posse. Chaplik also played an instrumental role in the success of ­­­­Prop 420, “Protect the Preserve,” which passed overwhelmingly in 2018 and saved the preserve from development.

Voters can find out more about Joseph and his stance on issues effecting his district and the state of Arizona at