Maricopa County Recorder’s Office offers first-blush tallies
By Terrance Thornton | Digital Free Press
At the stroke of 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, unofficial results revealed what dozens of political hopefuls — and incumbents — across the Grand Canyon State had been working toward — the sweet taste of victory, a life to fight another day in the November election, or the agony of defeat.
The communities of Scottsdale and Town of Paradise Valley are no exception.
At the Tuesday, Aug. 2, primary election, there are seven candidates seeking three Scottsdale City Council seats. For any candidate to be elected at the primary election, he or she must receive a majority of all legal votes cast, according to the Scottsdale City Clerk’s Office.
According to the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office, unofficial Scottsdale City Council primary election results show Kathy Littlefield, Solange Whitehead and Barry Graham leading the pack for the three at-large seats. Littlefield and Whitehead are incumbents.
Results (with 52,544 ballots cast and a 31.40 percent turnout among registered voters):
LITTLEFIELD, KATHY* 27,052 22%
WHITEHEAD, SOLANGE* 24,962 20%
GRAHAM, BARRY* 19,397 15%
CARTER, PAMELA 15,340 12%
STRATTON, TIM 13,736 11%
ZUBIA, RAOUL 13,533 11%
ISHAC, DANIEL 11,499 9%
Town of Paradise Valley
In neighboring Town of Paradise Valley a race for the mayor’s seat and three seats at Town Hall, 6401 E. Lincoln Drive is unfolding. According to the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office, unofficial Town of Paradise Valley primary election results show Jerry Bien-Willner (61%) leading Julie Pace (39%) for mayor.
For City Council, Anna Thomasson, Ellen Andeen and Christine LaBelle are leading opponent Paul Dembow for three seats.
Results: (with 3,670 ballots cast and a 34.64 percent turnout among registered voters):
THOMASSON, ANNA* 2,494 32%
ANDEEN, ELLEN* 2,145 28%
LABELLE, CHRISTINE* 2,018 26%
DEMBOW, PAUL 1,081 14%
It also appeared that Proposition 467 would pass at 83% to 17%.
Prop. 467 is a question referred to the voters by the Paradise Valley Mayor and Town Council concerning the 2022 General Plan which is titled “Paradise Valley, Together 2022 General Plan.” More information about the proposition call be found at: Election Information | Paradise Valley, AZ – Official Website (paradisevalleyaz.gov)
This article will be updated as election results are confirmed. Last updated 11:20 p.m. Aug. 2, 2022.