Mohave County voters elected a sheriff and handed incumbent supervisors wins in their republican primaries on August 30. Final unofficial results posted Tuesday, September 6, show Doug Schuster becoming sheriff-elect by topping five other candidates in the primary.
Schuster (6,914) finished ahead of runner up Rodney Head (5,056), followed by Joe Archie (4,542), Cori Merryman (4,424), John Plough (1,855) and John Gillette (1,663).
District 1 supervisor Gary Watson, District 4 supervisor Jean Bishop and District 5 supervisor Steve Moss registered big wins in the GOP primary. District 2 supervisor Hildy Angius was unopposed and District 3 supervisor Buster Johnson (3,259) turned back Gary Kellogg’s (2,268) challenge.
In the lone democratic race for supervisor, Janice Palmer (433) edged out Denise Bensusan (407) to earn the right to face Watson in the November general election.
Jeanne Kentch (12,784) trounced Nancy Esquibel (8,400) in the Assessor’s race. The county recorder-elect is Kristi Blair (8,948), who beat Kim Stewart (7,320) and Jim Zaborsky (5,142).
In the District 5 legislative races, Paul Mosely and Regina Cobb advance from the GOP primary to face democrat Beth Weisser in the November general election. Sonny Borrelli beat Ron Gould for the District 5 state senate seat.
U.S. senator John McCain soundly beat Lake Havasu City republican Kelli Ward in the primary to advance to face democrat Ann Kirkpatrick in November.
Voters in Bullhead City approved an update of the ten year city plan and filled five council seats. Mark Clark, Kathy Bruck, Sheila Shutts and Tami Ring earn four year terms while Annette Wegmann will serve out the two year term left by the late Mickey McClure.
Voters in Kingman elected Travis Lingenfelter to one city council seat. Gary Rucker, Jamie Stehle and David Wayt advance to the general election to determine who wins two other council spots.
Gary Rucker had also qualified to avance to the November election but he withdrew from the race after a fifth place finish in the primary.
Mayoral contenders Monica Gates (1,845) and Richard Anderson (1,620) have a runoff in November.
The order of finish for two Lake Havasu City Council seats was Donna Brister-McCoy (5,260), David Lane (5,102), Sylvia Clark (3,828), Gordon Groat (3,290), Alex McClane (3,250) and Teri Kay Parcells (3,012).