TUCSON – With the polls officially closed, the decision for who Tucson chose to face Independent Mayoral candidate Ed Ackerly come November will soon be determined.
On Tuesday, Tucson voters headed to the polls to cast their vote for the city’s primary election. This race, Ackerley, the owner of a local advertising firm, ran unopposed for the Independent mayoral bid. On the Democrat side, however, the Old Pueblo had to make a choice between three candidates – business owner Randi Dorman, Tucson city councilwoman Regina Romero and former state senator Steve Farley.
— Sam Salzwedel (@SamKVOA) August 28, 2019
With 49 percent of the votes, Romero currently leads the Democratic bid for mayor with a total of 22,255 votes. Farley is polling in second with 16,949 votes – 38 percent of the overall ballots. He was followed by Dorman, with 5,606 votes.
According to officials, Farley has conceded the race, allowing Romero to win the Democratic bid.
Congratulations to Regina Romero, our Democratic nominee for #TucsonMayor. While I’m disappointed in the result, I support Regina to be our next mayor. Thank you to every single person who knocked on doors, made phone calls, or gave donations to our campaign.
— Steve Farley (@SteveFarleyAZ) August 28, 2019
Romero will face Ackerly Nov. 5.
The Old Pueblo will also decide who represent their designated parties for Tucson City Council Ward 1, Ward 2 and Ward 4. To see those results, click here.