By Lorraine Longhi | Arizona Republic
People vote at Nueva Vida Church in Scottsdale on Aug. 4, 2020.The ballot count continues, but one takeaway in Scottsdale’s mayoral race is clear: A majority of voters wanted change.
Concerns about development — the key talking point for top vote-getter David Ortega — resonated with many Scottsdale voters. Lisa Borowsky and Bob Littlefield, in the number two and four spots in the latest ballot count, have been critical of the city’s development decisions, as well.
Virginia Korte and Suzanne Klapp, who voted for some of those more controversial developments as City Council members, were trailing in their mayoral bids, in third and fifth place respectively.
What’s equally clear is that Scottsdale is a city divided.