Ultimate outcomes: Tucson Democratic incumbents rack up Council major wins

In last vote counts launched Monday in Tucson’s metropolis major election, the Democratic incumbents confirmed their maintain on voters, whereas the GOP candidates did not but ignite important voter curiosity.

The tally launched on Monday afternoon solely added 3,004 ballots to the totals — one other 3,000 ballots that had been dropped off on Election Day final week, and 4 provisional ballots. 55,855 ballots had been forged within the mail-in election, out of greater than 290,000 despatched out to voters originally of July.

Almost all ballots had been returned by way of mail earlier than Tuesday, and included within the preliminary vote depend launched that evening.

Turnout matched the 2-1 voter registration benefit held by Democrats within the metropolis, with greater than twice as many Democratic ballots returned as Republican ballots. Voter turnout was simply greater than 19 % — about common for a metropolis major election. All registered voters within the metropolis may forged a poll, with “impartial” voters not signed up with any acknowledged political get together capable of choose the first they wished to take part in.

The biggest change within the depend got here for Mayor Regina Romero, who padded her whole with an additional 2,000 votes on Election Day. The incumbent Democrat confronted solely a fringe write-in challenger within the major.

Many of the different candidates added just a few hundred votes to their totals.

Democrats

Mayor

Candidate 8/1 depend Ultimate depend
Regina Romero 35,063 37,063
Write-in 993 1,056
Francis Saitta (Write-in) 133 148

Ward 1

Candidate 8/1 depend Ultimate depend
Lane Santa Cruz 4,423 4,789
Miguel Ortega 2,589 2,812

Ward 2

Candidate 8/1 depend Ultimate depend
Paul Cunningham 6,331 6,728
Lisa Nutt 1,891 2,027

Ward 4

Candidate 8/1 depend Ultimate depend
Nikki Lee 4,529 4,763

Republicans

Mayor

Candidate 8/1 depend Ultimate depend
Janet Wittenbraker 14,941 15,726

Ward 1

Candidate 8/1 depend Ultimate depend
Victoria Lem 1,196 1,254

Ward 2

Candidate 8/1 depend Ultimate depend
Ernie Shack 4,952 5,222

Ward 4

Candidate 8/1 depend Ultimate depend
Ross Kaplowitch 4,109 4,329

Libertarians

Mayor

Candidate 8/1 depend Ultimate depend
Arthur Kerschen 204 220

Ward 2

Candidate 8/1 depend Ultimate depend
Pendleton Spicer 39 46