Armer Beat Stubbs


Sheriff John Armer beat challenger Darrell Stubbs in Tuesday's primary election, retaining his position with 55 percent of the vote. Stubbs lost by 468 votes.

There were no Republican challengers.

In the race for Gila County Supervisor District 2, Democrat Mike Pastor won with nearly 50 percent of the vote. Danny Michels received just over 38 percent, and Bill Backes saw roughly 12 percent. Both Michels and Backes are Democrats. There are no Republican contenders for the general election.

Incumbent Gila County Supervisor District 3 candidate Shirley Dawson received 97 percent of the 1,534 votes cast. The remaining 43 votes were cast for write-in candidates not outlined on the election results.

Challenger for the District 3 supervisor seat, Republican David Cook, won nearly 99 percent of the 533 votes cast. Six voters wrote-in other candidates.

The third challenger for the District 3 seat, non-partisan Ted Thayer, did not appear on the primary ballot.

Gila County Supervisor District 1 candidate, incumbent Tommie Martin, got 94 percent of the 1,166 votes cast. The remainder voted for other write-in candidates. Martin's challenger, Independent Dan Hapaala, did not appear on the primary ballot.

In the race for county Superintendent of Schools, Democrat Debra-Tapia Blair won just over 99 percent of the 3,638 votes cast. Incumbent and Republican Linda O'Dell won just under 99 percent of the 2,256 votes cast. The two will face off in November's general election.

Of the 30,197 registered voters in Gila County, 7,611 cast ballots, making voter turnout 25.2 percent.

The results are preliminary and will be confirmed later this week. These results include 100 percent of precincts reporting.

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