The newest Republican in the race for Congressional District 2, Chuck Wooten, said he is in the race because voters need choices.

Republicans Martha McSally and Shelley Kais are also in the race, and Wooten said he is running as a conservative, and voters need to decide who gets the party nomination.

Wooten is a retired Air Force chief master sergeant and businessman. His top issues include strengthening border security and fixing problems with the Affordable Care Act, but his first priority is economic, specifically, creating jobs in CD2.

“There’s certain activity that needs to go on as far as environmental, tax issues, tax reform for businesses to come in and feel like they can do well and profit in our area," Wooten said.

The three Republicans are running in one of the most competitive races in the country, with voter registration closely split among Democrats, Republicans and independents.

So far, Democratic Rep, Ron Barber is unchallenged in his party primary race.