Phoenix City Council race with highest voter turnout has no winner

By Christina Estes
Published: Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 8:37pm

Phoenix City Council chambers
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Phoenix City Council chambers.

Unofficial results show two Phoenix City Council members will be reelected while another will face a runoff election. 

As of 5 p.m. Thursday, Councilman Jim Waring had secured 52% of the vote in District 2. On election night, it looked like he might face a runoff because no candidate had more than 50%, as required by law. Heli Nielson had 31% and Matt Evans had 18%.

Councilmember Carlos Garcia and challenger Kesha Hodge Washington each had about 40% of the vote in District 8 and will face each other in a March election. 

Determining the top two candidates in District 6 for a runoff election could be close. Kevin Robinson has maintained 20% of the vote, followed by Joan Greene and Sam Stone, each with 17% and Moses Sanchez with 16%. Turnout in District 6, which includes parts of central and east Phoenix, along with Ahwatukee, was 55%, the highest of the council races.

Vice Mayor Laura Pastor, who represents District 4, had no challengers.

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