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Posted on: September 6, 2018

August 28th Primary Election results now final

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Here are the Final Official city election results released by the Maricopa County Elections Department. (*denotes incumbent / All Caps denotes winner): 

District 1:

James Cunningham 1,237 votes (38%)
Raymond Grim 854 votes (26%)
*Roland F. Winters Jr. 1,189 votes (36%)

District 2:

Alyson Cline 1,590 votes (23%)
Wendell V. Fountain 1,799 votes (26%)
*NANCY HAYDEN 3,406 votes (50%)

District 3:

*PATRICK DUFFY 1,578 votes (50%)
Gisele Norberg 1,567 votes (50%)

District 5:

*SKIP HALL 2,079 votes (73%)
Leo Mankiewicz 775 votes (27%)

District 6:

Eric Cultum 378 votes (13%)
CHRIS JUDD 1,555 votes (54%)
*Todd Tande 957 votes (33%)

In order to determine a winner in the Primary, a candidate must receive a majority of the votes cast to be elected to a seat (50% plus one vote). Per state law, a “majority of votes cast” is calculated by first determining the total number of actual votes cast for candidates whose names were lawfully on the ballot for the office, dividing that sum by the number of seats to be filled for that office, and finally dividing that sum by two and rounding up to the highest whole number.

In the case of the District 1 race, the top-two candidates, Jim Cunningham and Roland F. Winters Jr. will square off in the November 6 General Election.

Districts 1, 5 and 6 carry a four-year term, expiring December 31, 2022.  

District 3 carries a 2-year term to expire December 31, 2020. This election fills the remainder of the term left vacant due to a 2017 resignation.

District 2 carries a 2-year term to expire December 31, 2020. This election fills the remainder of the term left vacant due to the passing of Jim Hayden in 2017

For the results to all County and State ballot issues please visit

The Surprise City Council will canvass the votes at a Special Meeting, Tuesday, September 11, 4 p.m., at City Hall- Council Chambers.

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