Ellis, Harris, Stewart take early lead in Chandler Council races The Chandler Arizonan

Ellis, Harris, Stewart take early lead in Chandler Council races

Ellis, Harris, Stewart take early lead in Chandler Council races
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By Kevin Reagan

Arizonan Staff Writer

Two political newcomers hold a lead today among the two women and four men battling in a tight Primary Election race to fill three Chandler City Council seats.

Unofficial returns show Christine Ellis, who has worked for several years in the healthcare industry, holding first place among the six candidates with 19 percent of the vote, while incumbent Councilman Mark Stewart and OD Harris, another political newcomer, each have 17 percent. Former council member Rick Heumann holds fourth place with 16 percent in his bid to return to Council, where he held two consecutive terms and had to sit out for four years because of term limits. Businesswoman and onetime Kyrene Governing Board member Beth Brizel and incumbent Councilman Jeremy McClymonds round out the field. McClymonds has 16 percent and Brizel 15 percent.

It is far too early to determine if there were any clear winners or if any seats will head to a runoff in the Nov. 3 General Election. The unofficial results released so far primarily include early ballots and some votes cast at voting centers.

 

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