Phoenix Voters To Fill 2 City Council Seats In Runoff Election
Phoenix could have two new City Council members Tuesday night. The seats in Districts 5 and 8 became vacant after Daniel Valenzuela and Kate Gallego left to run for mayor.
Residents in District 5, which includes much of west Phoenix, will choose between Betty Guardado and Vania Guevara. The winner will serve the remainder of a term that expires April 19, 2021.
Residents in District 8, which includes parts of downtown, south Phoenix and Laveen, will choose between Carlos Garcia and Michael Johnson. The winner will serve the remainder of a term that expires April 17, 2023.
Tuesday’s election is a runoff between the top two vote-getters in each district from the March 12 special election which included the mayoral race. The March election included 13,889 total votes cast in District 5. Of those, 13,068 were split among four council candidates. In District 8, there were 15,712 total votes cast. Of those, 14,843 were split among seven candidates.