Losing Candidate Will Not Appeal Sheriff's Election

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Darrell Stubbs, who ran for Gila County Sheriff, will not appeal the primary election, he told the board of supervisors recently.

He said although some independent voters were allegedly prevented from voting in

the Democratic primary for sheriff, the elections office swiftly responded. Stubbs previously said he was considering an appeal.

Without mentioning winner and incumbent Sheriff John Armer by name, Stubbs said, "I really hope that everybody gives backup and support to people that have won their races."

In the District 2 supervisor race, Payson resident Bill Backes won Payson with 65 votes, according to newly released data.

Globe resident Mike Pastor followed with 47 votes, and Miami resident Danny Michels drew 16 votes.

Pastor won the seat with nearly 50 percent of the total vote.

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