More Elections 2012
North and South Gila County both go their different ways
Republican Congressman Paul Gosar proved the wisdom of his recent address change from Flagstaff to Prescott by cruising to an easy win in a redrawn Congressional District 4.
Crandell turns back Democratic effort, Thorpe, Barton clean up in North County
Rim Country voters provided the clump of ballots that secured a narrow but decisive victory for three Republicans seeking seats in the Legislature representing District 6.
In ballot proposition results, Gila County voters echoed statewide outcomes with a mostly extra-conservative twist.
Republicans Tuesday appeared to have swept the three state Legislative District 6 seats representing Rim Country with victories for Rep. Chester Crandell in the senate and both Rep. Brenda Barton and Bob Thorpe in the state house. Northern Gila County provided the three Republicans with big margins, overcoming Flagstaff-based challenges from Rep. Tom Chabin in the Senate and Angela LeFevre and Doug Ballard in the house. The newly drawn district boundaries provided the Republicans with a registration edge, but the population distribution would seem to have given the Flagstaff-based Democrats a fighting chance.
As the early ballot results trickled in Tuesday night, Gila County Supervisor Tommie Martin waited anxiously in her office off Highway 260 in Payson. “We have got our toes, fingers, ankles and knees crossed,” she said. As the first numbers appeared on the county’s election site, Martin let out a huge grin – she was leading with 73 percent of the votes over Hallie Overman-Jackman.
Early election results show the county maintaining a strict division between north and south. While Republican candidate Adam Shepherd carried most of the northern precincts for sheriff, Democrat Craig Jones had the south. The men tied on the reservation and Shepherd lead overall in votes and will likely take the position over from outgoing Sheriff John Armer. For assessor, the division between northern and southern voters held.
Election day finally here — political ads are nearly done
Election day: Finally! Tomorrow night: No more campaign ads! Praise the Lord.
Easing property taxes businesses pay on everything from milling machines to restaurant silverware would help create jobs across Arizona, supporters of Proposition 116 say.
Placing a 5 percent annual limit on how much the assessed value of properties can rise would shield owners.
Crime victims shouldn’t have to worry that they may be sued by those who commit felonies against them, supporters of Proposition 114 argue.
Proposition 115 asserts that more is better when it comes to selection and retention of state judges as well as appellate and Supreme Court judges.
Does Northern Gila County get swindled when it comes to county spending and services?
The six candidates vying for three seats in the Legislature representing Rim Country clashed on a range of issues centered on whether government can help create jobs and bolster schools — or should just get out of the way.
Parents urge school board to give students extra grade point credit for taking college vocational courses
Parents will do anything for their kids — even public speaking.
It’s already an uphill battle for Libertarian and Green Party candidates in Arizona, but no matter what, they have a place on the ballot.