Final Tucson election results: Prop. 413 headed to recount

While a big pay hike for Tucson’s mayor and City Council members is passing by a very narrow margin and will head to a recount, the final results of local races remained the same as when the Tucson Sentinel called them after last week’s election.

Tucson Democratic incumbents won with wide leads, Vail incorporation was rejected out of hand, and school district funding measures were approved by wide margins.

But Prop. 413, which would peg the salaries of the mayor and members of the City Council to the levels set for the county supervisors — meaning a substantial annual increase, and then an increase again — will head to a recount. The measure is passing narrowly, with 289 more “yes” votes out of 94,041 cast.

State law requires a recount if the margin is within one-half of one percent of the votes. But recounts rarely change the results of contests, with just a handful of elections in Arizona history ending with shifted outcomes.

Election results

Updated Tuesday, Nov. 14. 6:30 p.m.

Tucson Prop. 413 (Mayor & Council Pay)

  Votes %
Yes 47165 50.1
No 46876 49.9

Tucson Mayor

Candidate Votes %
Ed Ackerley 6241 6.5
Arthur Kerschen 1326 1.3
Regina Romero 57559 60
Janet Wittenbraker 30740 32

Tucson Ward 1

Candidate Votes %
Victoria Lem 35845 38
Lane Santa Cruz 58296 62

Tucson Ward 2

Candidate Votes %
Paul Cunningham 59972 63
Ernie Shack 30980 33
Pendleton Spicer 3513 3.5

Tucson Ward 4

Candidate Votes %
Ross Kaplowitch 32768 35
Nikki Lee 60165 65

Prop. 400 – Altar Valley schools

Prop. 401 – Sahuarita Valley schools

  Votes %
Yes 2971 58
No 2161 42

Prop. 402 – Vail incorporation

  Votes %
Yes 2995 38
No 4909 62

Prop. 497 – Flowing Wells schools

  Votes %
Yes 2146 58
No 1504 42

Prop. 496 – TUSD schools

  Votes %
Yes 54631 59
No 37913 41

Prop. 498 – Sunnyside schools

  Votes %
Yes 4314 64
No 2455 36

Prop. 499 – Sunnyside schools

  Votes %
Yes 4198 61
No 2680 39