The unofficial results in the Phoenix mayor and council elections can be seen here — courtesy of the City of Phoenix elections department.
Former City Councilman Greg Stanton, a union backed Democrat who voiced strong opposition to SB 1070 and McCain strategist and lobbyist Wes Gullett, emerged as the top two vote-getters in the six-way mayoral race. The two will face one another in a runoff for mayor since neither candidate tallied more than the 50% needed to win the election.
In the Phoenix City Council elections, the incumbents all appear to be retaining their seats, although Bryan Jeffries, appointed in May as an interim councilman after Peggy Neely resigned to run for mayor, was falling behind challenger Jim Waring, a former Republican state senator. Of the four political newcomers vying to replace Claude Mattox, Glendale firefighter Daniel Valenzuela clung to an early lead, according to a report in the daily.
Proposition 1 passed. On the ballot every four years, its renewal allows Phoenix to continue unrestrained spending.
Voters rejected Proposition 2, denying QuikTrip the opportunity to build a service station and mini mart in a Phoenix neighborhood. Paradise Valley residents Gurvinder and Rajinder Takhar, owners of Chevron gas stations, spent more than $142,000 on their negative campaign to clamp down on competition.
The Phoenix City Clerk’s office announced it will have all the ballots, including early and provisional ballots submitted to the city, counted by 5 p.m. on Friday.
The Election Night results posted include early ballots received by mail through Saturday, Aug. 27, and ballots cast at voting centers on Saturday, Aug. 27, and Monday, Aug. 29, 2011.