Steve Christensen was appointed Gila County District 1 supervisor in January 2021, filling the vacancy created by the death of Tommie Cline Martin. As an appointee, to keep the seat he had to run in the next election, which was the Aug. 2, 2022 primary. He secured the seat with 1,876 votes, or 44.49%, defeating challengers Hallie Overman-Jackman, 1,191 votes or 28.24% and Sherra Kissee, who had 1,145 votes, or 27.15%

Incumbent District 1 Gila County Supervisor Steve Christensen faced two challengers in his bid to remain on the board. He emerged from the Aug. 2 primary election triumphant with an unofficial 44.49% of the votes or 1,876.

Challengers Hallie Overman-Jackman received 1,191 votes, 28.24% and Sherra Kissee had 1,145 votes, or 27.15%.

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