The unofficial results of yesterday’s primary election have Mark Freeman, Jeremy Whittaker and Ryan Winkle coming out on top in the Mesa City Councilmember races.
Mayor John Giles went unchallenged and received 99 percent of the votes to date.
In the District 1 councilmember race, Freeman has 53.10 percent of the votes, Pat Gilbert 25.90 percent and Courtney Guinn 20.60 percent. The write-in candidate has .30 percent of the votes.
The District 2 councilmember race is closer as Whittaker has 43.50 percent of the votes, Shelly Allen 29.90 percent and Kathleen Winn 26.30 percent. The write-in candidate has .30 percent.
In the District 3 councilmember race, Winkle has 55.10 percent of the votes with Jerry Lewis at 44.60 percent. Again, the write-in candidate has .30 percent of the votes.
As of now it looks like only District 2 will have a run-off in the Nov. 8 general election, but there are still more ballots to count. Winners will begin four-year terms in January.
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– Kelly Mixer is managing editor of MyNewsMesa.com. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.