(The Center Square)– Tucson Mayor Regina Romero and her fellow Democrats on the city council will hold onto their seats.
The first election results out of the southern Arizona city were clear cut, as Romero is leading with 61% as of 8:25 p.m., and her Republican opponent Janet Wittenbraker is trailing behind at 31%. Romero was endorsed by Gov. Katie Hobbs, Sen. Mark Kelly and Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, according to her website. Wittenbraker was endorsed by Kari Lake.
In ward two, Councilman Paul Cunningham is leading with 64% compared with Republican Ernie Shack’s 32%. In ward four, Councilman Nikki Lee is leading with 65% compared with Republican Ross Kaplowitch’s 34%.
However, proposition 413 is a much closer race, which is roughly split evenly, which would raise pay for the mayor and the council.