Gates: Maricopa County primary election review received

We have received the Maricopa County Audit Department’s initial review of the Aug. 28 primary election. As community members and voters, I am sharing the results with you as well. You may view the report at maricopa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/41436/Interim-Report—Final. After voters experienced a myriad of issues on election day, my colleagues and I on the board of […]

Dorsey: Voters need facts to vote intelligently

Our right to vote in elections is our sacred American heritage. The League of Women Voters of Metropolitan Phoenix thanks all the newspaper, radio and TV channels and other news media that are helping voters by providing needed information.  Voters need facts about candidates and issues in order to vote intelligently. With advances in technology, […]

Queen Creek election results; council candidates thank voters

Town of Queen Creek voters elected a mayor and three town council members and approved the Alternative Expenditure Limitation, or home rule, on Aug. 28. Voters primarily live in Maricopa County, but some live in Pinal County. No one ran against incumbents Mayor Gail Barney and town council members Julia Wheatley, Dawn Oliphant and Emilena […]

Pinal County received 1,600 provisional ballots at Aug. 28 election

Pinal County Elections Director Michele Forney says that Tuesday’s primary election was a success for her department. After a late night, Ms. Forney said that all ballots cast on election day were counted, except for the provisional ballots and those early ballots that arrived over the weekend and those dropped off at polling places. “We […]

Queen Creek council members, mayor, home rule approved at election

Queen Creek voters on Aug. 28 elected a mayor and three town council members and approved the Alternative Expenditure Limitation, or home rule. Voters primarily live in Maricopa County, but some live in Pinal County. No one ran against incumbents Mayor Gail Barney and town council members Julia Wheatley, Dawn Oliphant and Emilena Turley. “I’d […]

Aug. 28 election includes Queen Creek council members, mayor, home rule

Queen Creek voters will decide on a mayor, three council members and the Alternative Expenditure Limitation in an election scheduled for Aug. 28. Home rule The Alternative Expenditure Limitation is called home rule because the issue can be decided by voters at the local level, according to a press release. Home rule is part of […]

Barney: Vote ‘yes’ for Home Rule in Queen Creek

The upcoming Home Rule vote is important for Queen Creek residents. Why? A “yes” vote allows local control over the budgeting process for the town. Under current state law, a “no” vote would result in a 75 percent cut to the town’s budget. Imagine public safety, streets, water, parks and every other budget being cut to […]

Q-and-A with Queen Creek mayor candidate Gail Barney

One Queen Creek resident is running for mayor and three for three seats on the council in the Aug. 28 primary election. All are presently on the council. The Queen Creek Independent e-mailed questionnaires to the candidates. They will be posted online in the order they were received. Name: Gail Barney Age: 70 Education: Associate […]

Dropped lawsuit claimed Queen Creek council candidates’ nominating petitions were invalid

A lawsuit, since dropped, questioned the validity of the nominating petitions for Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney and Councilwoman Julia Wheatley and listed 15 other defendants. The lawsuit was filed June 13 in Maricopa County Superior Court. It was dismissed June 21-22, according to information at superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/docket. “The court finds that the nominating petitions in […]

Q-and-A with Queen Creek council candidate Emilena Turley

One Queen Creek resident is running for mayor and three for three seats on the council in the Aug. 28 primary election. All are presently on the council. The Queen Creek Independent e-mailed questionnaires to the candidates. They will be posted online in the order they were received. Name: Emilena Turley Age: 46 Present or […]