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Election results essentially unchanged in Chino Valley, Dewey-Humboldt

Revised unofficial final results the Yavapai County Elections Department released for the Chino Valley and Dewey-Humboldt town council races Wednesday afternoon did not change much from Tuesday's initial posting.

Chino Valley Councilman Jim Bunker handily won the mayor's race and will take over the post in June after receiving 1,427 votes, or 59 percent, of the 2,407 votes cast.

In Dewey-Humboldt, Councilman Len Marinaccio will become that community's mayor in June after edging out his lone challenger, Bob Greene, with 52 percent of the vote, or 570 of the 1,092 votes cast.

Greene lost by just 54 votes, raking in 516 votes, or 47 percent of the final tally.

Three council seats were up for grabs in both Chino Valley and Dewey-Humboldt, and voters filled only one in each town Tuesday.

Carl Tenney earned a spot on the CV Council after garnering 1,710 votes, or 28 percent, of those cast.

Candidates Dean Echols (1,084 votes), Dorothy Schmidt (1,072), Linda Hatch (929) and Robert Justice (828) will proceed to a runoff election May 19 to fill the two remaining seats.

In Dewey-Humboldt, Planning and Zoning Commissioner Terry Nolan won a seat outright with 577 votes, or 18.7 percent.

Candidate Walt Statler (490 votes), incumbent Councilwoman Nancy Wright (481), P&Z Commissioner Mike Generalli (464) and incumbent Councilwoman Denise Rogers (457) will head to a runoff, also on May 19, for a chance at filling the other pair of seats.

Chino Valley voters also approved the town's "home-rule" budget option as 81 percent of voters, or 1,950 of the 2,408 votes cast, agreed to it.


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