UPDATED to correct the general election sheriff candidates for November.
The voters have chosen to replace Bill Risen as Sheriff after primary challenger William Ponce got more votes in Tuesday’s election.
According to the unofficial election results posted by La Paz County, Ponce received 934 votes, Sheriff Risen had 582 and Frank Vidrine had 248. The results mean that Risen will not be Sheriff after his term ends in January, while Ponce will go on to run against Democrat Felipe ‘Philip’ Rodriguez and Independent Michael Roth in November.
District 2 Supervisor Duce Minor won the primary against challenger Jeff McCormick, District 3 Supervisor Holly Irwin won the primary against challenger Gay ‘Zak’ Zakrajsek and County Assessor Anna Camacho won the primary against challenger Dennise Jones.
David Plunkett is running unopposed in the election for District 1 Supervisor after DL Wilson decided not to run again. Minor and Irwin are unopposed in the general election. Tony Rogers is unopposed after would-be challenger Karen Hobbs did not gather enough signatures to run against him.
In the race for County Recorder, Republican Richard Garcia will face Democrat Mesena ‘Missi’ Tunnell-Gilbert in November.
In the Town of Parker Council, the highest vote-getters were Randy Hartless, David Lucas, Jerry Hooper and Rey DeLeon.
For Town of Quartzsite Council, Dennis Vosper and Beverly Cunningham received the most votes.