There were quite a few upsets in Tuesday's primary.
The county's 10-year attorney Daisy Flores lost her relection bid by 422 votes to Bradley Beauchamp.
See all the results on the county Web site, found here.
In the sheriff race, Republican Adam Shepherd had a clean win against Darrell Stubbs while on the Democratic ticket, Craig Jones beat Ray Van Buskirk.
For the Board of Supervisors, district three, Democrat John Mercanti beat out long-time Payson resident Ronnie McDaniel.
For county recorder, incumbent Sadie Jo Tomerlin retained her position, beating out James ‘Mac’ Feezor and for county assessor, Deborah Hughes got more votes than Nathan Morris.
Meanwhile, Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick has a substantial advantage over her opponent.
These results reflect 100 percent of reporting precincts.
So far, 10,393 votes have been counted in the primary election out of 31,600 registered voters, making for a 33 percent voter turnout.
With some races having more than 50 percent of the ballots counted and others with only a small number of precincts reporting, it was hard for candidates at the election results gathering at the county building to talk about the outcomes of their races.
Adam Shepherd was leading Darrell Stubbs for the Republican nomination for sheriff with returns from 22 of Gila County’s 39 precincts counted. So, rather than asking what he thought about the outcome as of 9 p.m. Tuesday night, the Roundup asked what was the most surprising thing he had learned during his campaign.
“Probably all the people that have come out in support of me was the biggest surprise,” Shepherd said.
Candidate for the Democratic nomination for supervisor, Ronnie McDaniel was trailing John Marcanti as of 9 p.m., but only three of the precincts in Gila County District 3 had reported. The district has 10 precincts within its boundaries. Marvin Mull was a distant third.
McDaniel, a life-long resident of the county said that what surprised him most was how many people he didn’t know.
“It was great getting to know them,” he added.
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 6. Early voting begins Thursday, Oct. 11. To participate in the general election, voters must be registered by Monday, Oct. 8.
If there is incorrect information on your voter ID card or you wish to make changes, call the recorder for instructions on how to proceed. The recorder’s office can be reached at (928) 402-8735, (928) 402-8731 or (800) 291-4452.