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Report: Knight, Craft, Wright Win Yuma Council Seats

2013-11-07 19:32:53

Gary Knight, William Craft and Gary Wright have won the three open seats on the Yuma City Council, according to final unofficial voting results released Thursday.

Results will become official once canvassed by the current Yuma City Council, currently set for its next regularly scheduled meeting at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 20.

The three will begin a 4-year term on the City Council effective Jan. 1, 2014, joining Mayor-elect Doug Nicholls, who was elected in the primary election in August.

Knight received 4,130 votes – 51 percent of the ballots cast, Craft received 3,658 votes – 45 percent of the ballots cast, and Wright received 3,434 votes – 43 percent of the ballots cast.

Incumbent Paul Johnson was defeated after receiving only 3,287 votes – 41 percent of the ballots cast.

Jacob Miller received 2,992 votes – 37 percent of the ballots cast, Daniel Sanchez received 2,818 votes – 35 percent of the ballots cast, and write in candidate Jack Kretzer received 44 votes – 1 percent of the ballots cast.

The current count reflects a total of 8,052 ballots cast, including all returned early ballots and results from all of the 4 voting centers.

The County had mailed out 19,498 early ballots to eligible City voters who had requested them.