Official results for Tempe’s primary election released Thursday confirms that newcomers Hut Hutson and Augustus Shaw will battle for the third City Council seat in the May 18 runoff.
The totals also confirmed that council incumbents Barb Carter and Mark Mitchell were elected to second terms. Carter captured 12,603 votes, and Mitchell grabbed 11,720, according to Maricopa County records.
Candidates needed more than 50 percent of the total votes cast during Tuesday’s election to earn a seat.
Hutson, a retired prison warden, received 8,583 votes, and Shaw, a real estate attorney, got 7,109 votes.
Video producer David Strang trailed with 6,240 votes, and was eliminated from going into the run-off election.
In the city’s mayoral race the results verify Hugh Hall man’s victory over Dennis Cahill. Hallman, who had served on the council from 1998 to 2002, grabbed 56 per cent of the vote with 10,379.
Cahill, who will be leave office after 12 years on the council, finished with 8,041 votes, or 43 percent of the vote for mayor.