Phoenix Council Election Results

By admin August 28, 2013 16:29

Phoenix Council Election Results

By Ruben Hernandez

The Phoenix City Council primary elections held Tuesday night provided winners in Districts 2 and 6, and narrowed the field to two runoff races in Districts 4 and 8.

In District 2, Jim Waring overwhelmed his challenger Virgel Cain to retain his seat.

In District 6, Sal DiCiccio defeated his challenger Karlene Keogh Parks to stay on the council.

In Council District 4, the two top vote getters, Justin Johnson (34.66 percent) and Latina candidate Laura Pastor (32.97 percent), daughter of Arizona Congressman Ed Pastor, will compete in the November general election. The other Latino candidate in the race, David Lujan, came in a distant third place for votes.

If Pastor wins, the result is a scenario in which three Latinos sit on the Phoenix City Council, a historic first since the council was created in 1881. A Latino winner will join Michael Nowakowski in District 7 and Daniel Valenzuela in District 5.

In District 8 Kate Gallego (47.56 percent) received the most votes. She will face the Rev. Warren Stewart (21.46 percent), a leader in the Phoenix Black community in the November city council election.

A Black councilmember has represented the central and south Phoenix District 8 for decades. Kate is the wife of state Rep. Ruben Gallego, the House’s Democratic assistant minority leader, and is not a Latina.


City of Phoenix Council Election

As of 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 68,231 ballots have been tabulated.


 Council District 2: 

Virgel Cain – 4,187 (23.69 percent)
Jim Waring – 13,488 (76.31 percent)

 Council District 4: 

Jeffrey Brown – 222 (2.12 percent)
Dan Carroll – 564 (5.39 percent)
Scott Fistler – 257 (2.45 percent)
Austin Head – 347 (3.31 percent)
Justin Johnson – 3,629 (34.66 percent)
David Lujan – 2,000 (19.10 percent)
Laura Pastor – 3,452 (32.97 percent)

 Council District 6: 

Sal DiCiccio – 15,625 (54.38 percent)
Karlene Keogh Parks – 13,106 (45.62 percent)

 Council District 8: 

Kate Gallego – 5,185 (47.56 percent)
Carolyn T. Lowery – 341 (3.13 percent)
Lawrence A. Robinson – 1,735 (15.91 percent)
Luis F. Rodriguez – 1,302 (11.94 percent)
Warren Stewart – 2,340 (21.46 percent)

 Of the 68,231 ballots cast, 67,333 were early ballots. Early ballots dropped off at the 18 voting centers have not been counted; that total number will be available Wednesday, Aug. 28.

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By admin August 28, 2013 16:29
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