By Jessica Boehm | The Republic
Incumbent Councilman Sal DiCiccio will serve another four years as the voice of east Phoenix, according to unofficial city-election results.
The race between DiCiccio and his opponent, Kevin Patterson, was closer than many expected — including the councilman himself — when initial city-election returns rolled in.
“First, I would like to thank Kevin Patterson on an excellent campaign, a race that was much closer than expected,” DiCiccio said in a statement following initial results. “I would also like to thank my wife, my family and my campaign team. And I’m looking forward to getting back to work. We’ve got a lot of big issues coming up and it’s time to dig in.”