Up for re-election this year were Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, with only token opposition from 3 Independent write in candidates, plus three Tucson City Councilmembers: Ward 1 Regina Romero, Ward 2 Paul Cunningham and Ward 4 Shirley Scott.

Election results:

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Mayor

Jonathan Rothschild (D)   52,805 (winner)

Write in –  3722

All 3 Democrats are leading in the Council races, likely winners:

Ward 1:

Bill Hunt (R)   29,025

Regina Romero (D) , incumbent  38,753  (winner)

Ward 2:

Paul Cunningham (D), incumbent  38,539 (winner)

Kelly Lawton (R)  29,067

Ward 4:

Margaret Burkholder (R)  30,154

Shirley Scott (D), incumbent  37,406  (winner)

Also on the ballot were 4  propositions, 3 for Tucson City Charter:

Proposition 201 (banning red light cameras)  – likely to pass

Yes  45,455                                   No 23,769

Proposition 403  (Mayor’s power)  – likely to pass

Yes   49,502                                  No  19,469

Proposition 404 (City Directors’ appointment/removal) – likely to pass

Yes 46,990                                  No  21,143

Proposition 405 (Mayor/Councilmembers’ salary increase) – likely to fail

Yes  27,345                               No  42,001

And seven Pima County bond propositions were on the ballot as well:

Pima County Propositions 425 to 431 (all likely to lose): 

Proposition 425: Road & Highway Improvements

Yes  74,852                             No 86,666

Proposition 426:  Economic Development/Libraries/Workforce Training

Yes 61,803                             No 100,191

Proposition 427: Tourism Promotion

Yes  59,388                            No 108,535

Proposition 428: Parks & Rec Facilities

Yes  66,053                       No  96,072

429: Public Health/Welfare/Safety, Neighborhoods & Housing

Yes  65,472                         No 96,768

Proposition 430: Natural Area Conservation & Historic Preservation

Yes  60,859                          No 96,501

Proposition 431: Flood Control &Drainage

Yes 74,951                           No  83,764

More updates at Pima County Elections: http://webcms.pima.gov/government/elections_department/. Press time tonight was 11 p.m. on Nov. 3rd., updated 2:30 a.m. Nov. 4th., again on Nov. 5th., 4:30 a.m.  Provisional ballots still being verified & counted.

Stay tuned for updates on final results.  Voter turnout was  29.31% of the 564, 716 registered voters.


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