Romero wins Democratic primary for Tucson mayor, will face independent Ackerley

Three-term Tucson City Councilwoman Regina Romero celebrates winning the Democratic primary for mayor after seeing initial polling results at her election party at the American Eat Company. She had nearly 50% of the votes in a three-way race.
Josh Galemore / Arizona Daily Star

By Joe Ferguson | Arizona Daily Star  

Tucson City Councilwoman Regina Romero handily won the three-way Democratic primary for mayor Tuesday.

She will face independent Ed Ackerley in the November general election. No Republicans are running.

Romero was more than 5,300 votes ahead of her nearest Democratic rival, former state Sen. Steve Farley, Tuesday night.

Farley conceded and congratulated Romero on her victory.

Romero had 49.5% of the votes to Farley’s 37.7%. Developer Randi Dorman was trailing with 12.5%, according to the Tucson City Clerk’s Office.

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