in Tempe and Chandler and the Kyrene
School District appear to have chosen
the status quo.
Tuesday’s election results were not yet
“official” when Wrangler News
went to press, but it appears that
Chandler Mayor Boyd Dunn and Kyrene
Governing Board Member Rae Waters
retained their seats, as did several
incumbents in the two cities.
collected 53 percent of the votes to
challenger Patrick McGill’s 47 percent
to retain her seat on the Kyrene board
in a heated recall race to determine
whether she would serve out the
remainder of her term that lasts through
Unofficial results posted early
Wednesday by the Maricopa County
Elections Department showed Waters with
5,703 votes to McGill’s 5,063.
defeated Vice Mayor Phill Westbrooks to
remain Chandler’s mayor.
Elections Department showed Dunn with 59
percent of the votes to Westbrooks’ 41
percent, a lead of more than 2,650 votes
with all precincts reported.
Councilman Bob Caccamo appeared to have
won re-election by gathering 22 percent
of the available votes.
is trailed by Trinity Donovan (17%),
Becky Jackson (17%), Jeff Weninger (15%)
and Chris Stage (11%), setting the stage
for a runoff in Chandler’s May 16
general election to fill the remaining
two council seats.
percentages have been rounded off.
voters also voted overwhelmingly (77% to
23%) to extend
the city’s local alternative expenditure
limitation that will allow local
officials to avoid spending limits
imposed by state law.
Tempe, incumbent Councilman Ben
Arredondo appears to have retained his
seat with 27 percent of the votes.
newcomer Shana Ellis, former assistant
director of the Tempe Community Council,
appears to have won another of the three
available Tempe Council positions by
collecting 25 percent of the votes.
Incumbent Leonard Copple likely will
have to enter the May 16 runoff to face
challenger Onnie Shekerjian. Both
gathered about 18 percent of the votes.