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Update: Scottsdale City Council August primary election results reported

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Scottsdale Councilwoman Kathy Littlefield — who received the most votes in the August primary election in her race — at work atop the City Council dais in City Hall, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd. (Photo: Arianna Grainey/
Graham, Littlefield & Whitehead in lead at latest Scottsdale election update
By Terrance Thornton | Digital Free Press

As of 7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, unofficial results at the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office revealed vote leaders in the pursuit for three seats atop Scottsdale City Council.

At the Tuesday, Aug. 2, primary election, there were 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 latest update, which took place 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office, unofficial Scottsdale City Council primary election results show Kathy Littlefield, Solange Whitehead and Barry Graham still in the lead at the primary election.

Results (with 72,581 ballots cast and a 43.38% turnout among registered voters):

  • LITTLEFIELD, KATHY* 36,640 22%
  • WHITEHEAD, SOLANGE* 31,448 19%
  • GRAHAM, BARRY* 26,988 16%
  • CARTER, PAMELA 22,572 13%
  • STRATTON, TIM 18,708 11%
  • ZUBIA, RAOUL 17,563 10%
  • ISHAC, DANIEL 14,931 9%

The race for 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 appears to end with the primary election, unofficial results show. According to the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office, unofficial Town of Paradise Valley primary election results show Jerry Bien-Willner at 2,774 votes (60%) leading Julie Pace at 1,867 votes (40%) 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* 3,384 32%
  • ANDEEN, ELLEN* 2,955 28%
  • LABELLE, CHRISTINE* 22,817 26%
  • DEMBOW, PAUL 1,493 14%

It also appeared that Proposition 467 will pass at 81% to 19%, unofficial results show.

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.”

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