Municipal primary election results Aug. 4, 2020

Ortega in Scottsdale and Peterson in Gilbert lead in heavily contested mayoral races

By Lorraine Longhi and Alison Steinbach | Arizona Republic

Gilbert and Scottsdale’s process to elect new mayors kicked off Tuesday with a string of candidates in both communities.

Five Scottsdale candidates in a tight race hope to replace Mayor Jim Lane, who has hit the city’s three-term limit. Former Councilman David Ortega was leading, with a back and forth for second place as elections officials continue to count ballots.

In Gilbert, where Mayor Jenn Daniels did not seek reelection, four candidates competed for the post. Former council member Brigette Peterson steadily led candidates Lynn King Smith and Matt Nielsen in the vote count.

If mayoral candidates don’t snag enough votes to win outright in Tuesday’s election, the top two vote-getters in each race will face one another in November runoffs.

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Buckeye City Council District 1

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Tony Youngker *61257.8%
Tedy Burton44642.2%

*Incumbent

Carefree Town Council – Top 6

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
John Crane *93315.0%
Cheryl Kroyer *90414.5%
Tony Geiger81713.1%
Stephen Hatcher *81013.0%
Vince D’Aliesio *78312.6%
Michael Krahe *73911.9%
Glenn Miller4347.0%
Gene Orrico *4316.9%
G. Michael Sloan3705.9%

*Incumbent

Cave Creek Mayor

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Eileen Wright84350.4%
Ernie Bunch *83149.6%

*Incumbent

Cave Creek Town Council – Top 6

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Bob Morris *1,07316.2%
Tom McGuire *1,00115.1%
David Smith *98514.8%
Kathryn Royer *98314.8%
Ron Sova94514.2%
Susan Clancy *84212.7%
Paul Diefenderfer *80712.2%

*Incumbent

Chandler City Council – Top 3

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Christine Ellis21,99619.3%
Mark Stewart19,46217.1%
OD Harris18,96516.6%
Rick Heumann18,50616.2%
Jeremy McClymonds17,61915.5%
Beth Brizel17,45015.3%

El Mirage City Council – Top 3

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Roy Delgado *1,73227.0%
Michael Hutchinson1,56124.3%
David Shapera *1,55424.2%
John Livengood1,16118.1%
Kallimayor Richards (write-in) *3375.3%
Keith Gray (write-in)701.1%

*Incumbent

Gilbert Mayor

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Brigette Peterson15,68635.5%
Matt Nielsen14,68233.2%
Lynne King Smith13,86331.3%
Joshua Lipscomb (write-in)100.0%

Gilbert Town Council – Top 2

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Kathy Tilque21,85129.5%
Scott Anderson *21,50929.0%
Tyler Hudgins16,20221.8%
Bus Obayomi14,60619.7%

*Incumbent

Gilbert Town Council (Unexpired 2-year term)

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Laurin Hendrix21,18950.8%
Bill Spence *20,46249.1%
Garrett Glover (write-in)290.1%
Ronaldo Ruiz (write-in)190.0%

*Incumbent

Glendale Mayor

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Jerry Weiers *17,31753.1%
Michelle Robertson15,30846.9%

*Incumbent

Glendale City Counci – Yucca District

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Joyce Clark *2,42458.4%
Bryce Alexander1,72441.6%

*Incumbent

Litchfield Park City Council – Top 3

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Ann Donahue *1,38931.9%
Ron Clair *1,14826.4%
John Romack *1,13626.1%
Kerry Giangobbe68315.7%

*Incumbent

Mesa Mayor

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
John Giles *50,71068.1%
Verl Farnsworth23,74331.9%

*Incumbent

Mesa City Council – District 1

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Mark Freeman *8,15569.6%
Danny Ray3,55530.4%

*Incumbent

Mesa City Council – District 2

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Julie Spilsbury7,08655.7%
Jeremy Whittaker *5,63144.3%

*Incumbent

Paradise Valley Town Council – Top 3

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Julie Pace *2,75929.9%
Scott Moore *2,28524.8%
Jonathan Wainwright2,09422.7%
Mark Stanton *2,07822.5%

*Incumbent

Peoria City Council – Mesquite District

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Bridget Binsbacher *8,12199.8%
John Griffin140.2%

*Incumbent

Scottsdale Mayor

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
David Ortega13,43521.4%
Lisa Borowsky13,04220.8%
Virginia Korte12,61120.1%
Bob Littlefield12,60920.1%
Suzanne Klapp10,95317.5%

Scottsdale City Council – Top 3

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Betty Janik27,48616.8%
Tammy Caputi26,37716.2%
John Little22,80814.0%
Tom Durham22,36213.7%
Guy Phillips *14,3358.8%
Becca Linnig13,8908.5%
Bill Crawford13,2478.1%
Mike Auerbach11,6627.1%
Kevin Maxwell10,9936.7%

*Incumbent

Surprise Mayor

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Skip Hall24,40698.4%
Cheryl Packham3931.6%

Surprise City Council District 2

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Alyson Cline4,72064.0%
Wendell Fountain2,65536.0%

Surprise City Council District 3

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Patrick Duffy *2,84768.8%
Greg Norberg1,29431.2%

*Incumbent

Surprise City Council District 5

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Jack Hastings2,02559.5%
David Sanders *1,31238.5%
Kawika Henderson (write-in)672.0%

*Incumbent

Tolleson City Council

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Lupe Leyva Bandin *41819.5%
Albert Mendoza *39818.5%
Jimmy Davis39418.3%
Adolfo Gámez39018.1%
Donnie Gerhart28213.1%
John Carnero *26712.4%

*Incumbent

Buckeye City Council District 1

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Tony Youngker *61157.9%
Tedy Burton44542.1%

*Incumbent

Carefree Town Council – Top 6

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
John Crane *93015.0%
Cheryl Kroyer *90314.6%
Tony Geiger81213.1%
Stephen Hatcher *80813.1%
Vince D’Aliesio *78112.6%
Michael Krahe *73611.9%
Gene Orrico *4296.9%
Glenn Miller4286.9%
G. Michael Sloan3635.9%

*Incumbent

Cave Creek Mayor

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Eileen Wright84050.4%
Ernie Bunch *82749.6%

*Incumbent

Cave Creek Town Council – Top 6

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Bob Morris *1,07116.2%
Tom McGuire *99815.1%
David Smith *98214.8%
Kathryn Royer *98014.8%
Ron Sova94214.2%
Susan Clancy *83912.7%
Paul Diefenderfer *80512.2%

*Incumbent

Chandler City Council – Top 3

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Christine Ellis21,82219.3%
Mark Stewart19,20917.0%
OD Harris18,83416.7%
Rick Heumann18,38716.3%
Jeremy McClymonds17,40915.4%
Beth Brizel17,34315.3%

El Mirage City Council – Top 3

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Roy Delgado *1,67827.1%
David Shapera *1,49724.2%
Michael Hutchinson1,49324.1%
John Livengood1,12218.1%
Kallimayor Richards (write-in) *3375.4%
Keith Gray (write-in)701.1%

*Incumbent

Gilbert Mayor

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Brigette Peterson14,88536.0%
Lynne King Smith13,26432.1%
Matt Nielsen13,20031.9%
Joshua Lipscomb (write-in)100.0%

Gilbert Town Council – Top 2

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Kathy Tilque20,89830.0%
Scott Anderson *20,21129.0%
Tyler Hudgins14,79721.2%
Bus Obayomi13,78619.8%

*Incumbent

Gilbert Town Council (Unexpired 2-year term)

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Laurin Hendrix19,63550.3%
Bill Spence *19,37149.6%
Garrett Glover (write-in)290.1%
Ronaldo Ruiz (write-in)190.0%

*Incumbent

Glendale Mayor

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Jerry Weiers *16,49852.7%
Michelle Robertson14,78547.3%

*Incumbent

Glendale City Counci – Yucca District

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Joyce Clark *2,30958.3%
Bryce Alexander1,65041.7%

*Incumbent

Litchfield Park City Council – Top 3

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Ann Donahue *1,38731.9%
Ron Clair *1,14726.4%
John Romack *1,13626.1%
Kerry Giangobbe68215.7%

*Incumbent

Mesa Mayor

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
John Giles *50,24868.2%
Verl Farnsworth23,39331.8%

*Incumbent

Mesa City Council – District 1

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Mark Freeman *8,14269.7%
Danny Ray3,53930.3%

*Incumbent

Mesa City Council – District 2

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Julie Spilsbury6,96355.7%
Jeremy Whittaker *5,54044.3%

*Incumbent

Paradise Valley Town Council – Top 3

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Julie Pace *2,68230.1%
Scott Moore *2,20424.8%
Jonathan Wainwright2,01922.7%
Mark Stanton *1,99122.4%

*Incumbent

Peoria City Council – Mesquite District

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Bridget Binsbacher *7,70299.8%
John Griffin140.2%

*Incumbent

Scottsdale Mayor

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
David Ortega12,75521.7%
Virginia Korte12,07420.6%
Lisa Borowsky11,93820.4%
Bob Littlefield11,62419.8%
Suzanne Klapp10,26317.5%

Scottsdale City Council – Top 3

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Betty Janik26,16417.1%
Tammy Caputi25,21316.4%
John Little21,58014.1%
Tom Durham21,26013.9%
Becca Linnig13,0938.5%
Guy Phillips *12,8158.4%
Bill Crawford12,1968.0%
Mike Auerbach10,6416.9%
Kevin Maxwell10,3726.8%

*Incumbent

Surprise Mayor

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Skip Hall23,29498.3%
Cheryl Packham3931.7%

Surprise City Council District 2

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Alyson Cline4,64864.4%
Wendell Fountain2,56935.6%

Surprise City Council District 3

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Patrick Duffy *2,70269.7%
Greg Norberg1,17330.3%

*Incumbent

Surprise City Council District 5

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Jack Hastings1,92459.3%
David Sanders *1,25638.7%
Kawika Henderson (write-in)672.1%

*Incumbent

Tolleson City Council

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Lupe Leyva Bandin *38119.6%
Jimmy Davis36118.6%
Albert Mendoza *36118.6%
Adolfo Gámez34117.5%
Donnie Gerhart26013.4%
John Carnero *24212.4%

*Incumbent

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