Election 2010-Early Results Favor Gop Candidates

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Republicans sweep statewide offices.

U.S. Senate

Unofficial results as of Wednesday morning show incumbent Republican John McCain winning with a big lead over Democrat Rodney Glassman with nearly 59 percent of the votes statewide.

Gila County voters overwhelming supported McCain with 64.6 percent of the votes.

U.S. Representative- District 1

Voters favored Republican Paul Gosar over incumbent Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick. Gosar won with a narrow lead of 11,880 votes over Kirkpatrick. Gila County voters followed the rest of the district, giving Gosar 55.5 percent of the votes.

Governor

Republican Governor Jan Brewer won out over Democrat Terry Goddard, who gave up his post as attorney general to run, in an election in which Brewer’s support for SB 1070 remained the defining issues.

In Gila County, Brewer won with a much larger margin, with more than two-thirds of the vote with 39 of 39 precincts reporting.

State Representative-District 5

With all precincts reporting, Republicans Brenda Barton and Chester Crandall won out over Democratic candidates Bill Shumway and Prescott Winslow with two-thirds of the vote.

State Senator- District 5

Republican incumbent Sylvia Allen carried two-thirds of the vote over Democrat challenger Elaine Bohlmeyer. Gila County voters also gave Allen more than two-thirds of the vote.

Pine-Strawberry Water District Board

It was a close race for five candidates running for three spots on the Pine-Strawberry Water Board.

Incumbent Michael Greer held won with the most votes, with 22.88 percent of all votes. Greer was followed in votes by incumbent Michael Claxton, Ron Caldron, Marvin Mortensen and Howard Matthews.

Hellsgate Fire Board

It looks like experience won out in the Hellsgate Fire Board.

Long-term members Charles Conover and Richard Pinkerton will hold their posts on the board. Challenger Phon Sutton brought in only 27 percent of the votes.

Payson Unified School District School Board

For the school board, incumbent Rory Huff and newcomer Barbara Shepherd held out against challenger Darsha Oestmann.

See a breakdown of how voters in each precinct voted by visiting the Gila County Web site www.gilacountyaz.gov or the secretary of state Web site at www.azsos.gov. Voting Results

Election results as of 9:20 a.m. Wednesday.

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