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Updated: Incumbents Sellers, Heumann re-elected to Chandler City Council

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Posted: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 8:36 pm | Updated: 10:33 pm, Tue Nov 6, 2012.

In a tight run-off for two Chandler City Council seats between four candidates, incumbents Jack Sellers and Rick Heumann won Tuesday night, placing first and second, respectively, according to unofficial results.

With 100 percent of 43 Chandler precincts reporting, Sellers received 19,673 votes and Heumann had 19,452.

Retired law enforcement officer Terry Roe had the third most votes with 16,936 votes and insurance agency owner Scott Taylor, who was running for a Chandler City Council seat for the second time, was fourth with 16,628.

Sellers and Heumann will join Nora Ellen to serve on council for a four-year term.

Ellen was the only woman who was in the Chandler City Council race, and a first-time candidate — and the top vote-getter in a tight race between five of seven vying for those three seats.

Heumann said late Tuesday that he was grateful to the Chandler voters for re-electing him and Sellers.

“It looked like the voters supported mine and Jack’s policies and the things we’ve done,” Heumann said. “Things are good in Chandler, and I’m happy to serve another four years. We want to continue on the path we are on of bringing good jobs and quality neighborhoods to Chandler.

“We won’t make any major changes,” Heumann added. “We’ll continue to help deliver the services the city expects and spend money wisely. I’ll also continue with the Chandler Education Coalition.”

Incumbents Sellers and Heumann and second-time candidates Taylor and Roe faced each other in Tuesday’s general election run-off since none of them received the majority of the mayor’s votes plus one.

The winners will serve under Mayor Jay Tibshraeny, who was running unopposed for his sixth term in the August primary.

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