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Final tally: Tucson voters reject mayor, council raises

Final tally: Tucson voters reject mayor, council raises

Voters rejected raises for the mayor and City Council by a narrow margin, a final election tally released Sunday shows.

Proposition 100 would have increased pay for council members to $36,000 from $24,000 and the mayor’s pay to $48,000 from $42,00. It lost by a roughly 5 percent margin, 2,724 votes.

The results released Sunday include all valid ballots cast in Tuesday’s election. Previous election results did not include about 9,000 write-in, early and provisional ballots.

Other races did not finish with such a close margin. Mayor Bob Walkup and Regina Romero, who will replace Councilman José Ibarra, who chose not to run for re-election as Ward 1 representative on the council, won more than 70 percent of the vote in their races.

Walkup and Romero ran against Green Party candidates.

More than 72 percent voted against Proposition 200, which called for eliminating the garbage fee from water bills and placing restrictions on how the city could use its water.

Democrats Shirley Scott and Rodney Glassman each got more than 60 percent of the vote in their races against Republican candidates. Scott will return to represent Ward 4 and Glassman will take Councilwoman Carol West’s place as the Ward 2 representative. West did not run for re-election.

The council is expected to finalize the canvass during Tuesday’s regular meeting. Romero and Glassman will take their seats Dec. 4.

Nearly 68,000 voters, roughly 30 percent of those registered, cast a ballot.



Candidate Party Votes

Robert E. Walkup Republican 45,543

Dave Croteau Green 17,962

Ward 1

Candidate Party Votes

Regina Romero Democratic 42,556

Beryl Baker Green 15,551

Ward 2

Candidate Party Votes

Rodney Glassman Democratic 39,550

Lori Oien Republican 25,004

Ward 4

Candidate Party Votes

Shirley Scott Democratic 42,500

Daniel Spahr Republican 21,692

Ballot measure Yes No

Prop. 100 31,593 34,317

Prop. 200 18,314 47,662

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