City of Phoenix election results

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.

17 Responses to City of Phoenix election results

  1. LD 7 PC says:

    The mayor’s runoff sounds like the choices from hell. We might as well have kept Fool Gordo.

  2. Night Owl says:

    Not good news for Phoenix citizens in this mayor’s contest. They both stink. Gullett and new councilman Waring both are former McCain employees. Stanton hangs with crooks and union thugs and is an open borders liberal. Prescott is looking better by the minute.Plus it’s a lot cooler. I think the heat has fried Phoenix voter’s brains.

  3. Jane says:

    I’m not surprised at any of these results. Most people don’t have the advantage of tuning into a political blog like this to get the 411; it’s all MSM and liberal radio. We should keep at it though.

  4. Realist says:

    This is not sour grapes – just the facts. Gullett put out a statement today saying “ten months ago as the long-shot outsider up against the status quo of Phoenix” etc…

    The above statement is not only laughable – it’s bogus. Wes is the ULTIMATE INSIDER and Like his mentor McCain – he is an appeaser to the left and can not be trusted to keep his word.

    Unfortunately, this election is between Democrat Stanton and Democrat-lite Gullett.

    • AZ Conservative Guy says:

      Your assessment is right on the money. The Repulsive newspaper endorsed RINO Gullett, who himself endorsed Democrat Janet Napolitano over a well qualified Republican candidate for Governor. Gullett is deeply entrenched in liberal ideals and values. Democrat Stanton is a proud leftist with union backing. Conservatives are given ZERO choices in this runoff for Phoenix mayor.

  5. diogidog says:

    15% turn out speaks to the yawing interest in who screws the taxpayer in Phoenix. You see, there is absolutely zero difference between any of the victorious, open borders, sanctuary city, pro abort candidates who won. Wes Gullet is a wolf in Republican clothing and Greg Stanton is an arrogant Obamaesque progressive. And then there is perpetual candidate Jim Waring, who should be very comfortable swimming in a tank of liberal sharks as they recognize him as one of their own. Waring will be like the elite, liberal college boy, home for summer, having to work in his grandpa’s dirty, unionized coal yard. He will be constantly dusting the filth off his clothing and washing his hands, all in an effort to try to distinguish himself as if he is from, and onward to something better.

    • Frankly Speaking says:

      Jennifer Wright was the actual political outsider, not lobbyist McGullett. The problem is energizing the lethargic voters to counter the consistant base who votes in Phoenix city elections: The Unions! It was union support that thrust Stanton into the lead. And these union members are not the waterfront thugs, auto workers or truckers we’ve seen portrayed in movies. They are your children’s school teachers, the firefighters in your neighborhood station house and the cops on the beat. Sorry to break the news to you, but these folks along with status quo loving and overpaid city workers are the people who turn these elections leftward.

      Check this out, and bear in mind it it outdated by a few years:

  6. paul marchant says:

    if nothing else QT has shown Circle K cashiers that one can actually handle two sides of a register at the same time. God Bless the free market.

    • Richard McArdle says:

      Walk into any QT and you will rarely find an employee not cleaning or has been there for less than two years. The proposed location for this QT is a vacant lot among miles of businesses along that road. The neighborhood is not going to see anything better for a longtime, but the Chevron certainly made a show of this. I hope QT builds a store across the street and drives the Chevron into the ground. Oh and far as a residential neighborhood, it had nothing to do with that, it had everything to do with Chevron who had money to drive this one out.

  7. Weary Of Lies says:

    I’ve lived in the neighborhood where the Quik Trip station was proposed for nearly twenty years and supported the service station on the perimeter of the area near McDowell Rd. The people you saw in the ‘NO on Prop. 2’ commercials were rounded up by Scottsdale slickster Jason Rose as part of his negative campaign. People all over the city voted on this issue based on a highly funded campaign that had nothing whatsoever to do with them. My daughter and her husband live across town from the proposed location and were deluged by negative roadway signs, tv ads and mailers saying “DON’T PASS GAS ON NEIGHBORHOODS, IT STINKS.” I actually had to convince them to vote for the Quik Trip. How cute comparing a store that meant jobs and pushed economic development in this aging neighborhood that could use the boost, was compared to farting.

  8. Steve Calabrese says:

    Wes was only the outsider in Phoenix, which is moving towards being controlled by the ultra-liberal establishment.

    I don’t live in Phoenix, so I didn’t vote. Most likely would have voted for Wright, but whether I would have voted for her or not it is inexcusable that the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce excluded her from the debate. Unless there is substantive leadership change, it will be a cold day in hell before my business ever joins the Phoenix Chamber now, and I urge anyone who has any influence over a business with Phoenix Chamber membership to encourage that business to either change the Chamber or withdraw.

    As for what to do now, this is a copy of a post I put up on DSW’s (of Sonoran Alliance) wall. It sums up my feelings succinctly:

    Krysten Sinema is enthusiastically supporting Greg Stanton. Here’s the deal: Phoenix will have a mayor. It will be someone who agrees with conservatives maybe 65% of the time (Gullett) or 5% of the time (Stanton). It won’t be Thane. And the rest of the Council is now hard-core liberal for the most part as well. Electing Wes Gullett just became vital, lest the nation’s 5th largest city turn into something resembling the political landscape of San Francisco or Berkeley.

    • MacBeth says:

      Most of your position is difficult to argue with Steve. But make no mistake — Wes Gullett is no outsider. He’s the consummate INSIDER. I detest RINO McGullett, his associations and deceptions. His Phil Gordon advisor wife is no better.

      I will tell you I’m getting sick and tired of voting while holding my nose due to the intolerable choices we are given. Have you ever read “Sophie’s Choice” by William Styron? It told the gut wrenching story of a mother in a German concentration camp who was forced by the guards to make the decision which of her children would be put into the line of those who would live and those who would die. If you’ve never read it, I highly recommend it.

  9. Capt. Marvel says:

    This is a pre-election direct quote from Councilman Sal In-DiCiccio:
    “I voted for Prop 2 at the council but I’m not taking any public position on the propositions. All my focus right now is making sure Peggy Neely gets elected. That’s the only one I’m taking a strong position on is the mayor’s race because it’s so vital to the city.”
    And this is the guy some off-track conservatives think is the go-to guy? He’s all over the boards and will do only what he think benefits him and his future plans.

    As part of his bio on the city council site he credits leftwing nut and short timer Democrat congressman (once his former high school teacher) Harry Mitchell for spurring his interest in politics. DiCiccio also proudly mentions the fact that he worked for John McCain.

  10. Jane says:

    Just looking at the numbers, I expect Gullet to win in the runoff. If he does operate as a McCain open-borders sidekick, it will take a lot of momentum to remove him after six years.

  11. Jack Stan says:

    I’ll take a right leaning centrist over a left-wing, Union-backed Democrat any day of the week. I actually think Gullet has an excellent shot against Stanton considering just about every other candidate in that race was “right-leaning” and garnered around 65% of the vote, and Stanton was the only real Democrat in the race, ending up with only around 35%.

    The Prop 2 gas station bill was disgusting. What a farce that these Chevron owners killed their competition by telling people they were protecting the neighborhood.

  12. Another LD11 PC says:

    I have never voted for a Dem in my life and I dont plan on starting now. This is why I cannot vote for either Stanton or Gullet in the runoff.

    Again, DO NOT ASK ME TO VOTE FOR GULLET. I will not. A RINO is not a Republican.

    He is no less beholden to the unions and corp commision and bond salesman than any Democrat incl. Stanton.

    This is not a lesser of two evil thing. If anything Gullet is the greater evil as he is the barbarian within the gate.

  13. sapito says:

    It is educational to read these comments. But I ask what did we do to get good canidates elected. I hear!!!! I knew that was going to happen. And YOU DID NOTHING TO STOP IT.