By CAROLYN DRYER, Editor the Peoria Times
There were some individuals who withdrew from the race after indicating their intention to seek election Aug. 26 in three different city council districts. Originally saying they wanted to run, Armando Macias withdrew his name from contention in the Palo Verde Council District, and Theresa Bukowski bowed out of the race in Acacia. Arthur Othon had already withdrawn his name from the Mesquite race.
In the Pine Council District race, Kenneth Cole did not turn in nomination papers, but a late-comer did: Rick Murphy, who will be leaving the Arizona Senate at the end of this year, filed deadline day, May 28.
Aaron Tiscareno is an individual who will join Vicki Hunt and Sharlene VanLuven in the Acacia race. Tiscareno also filed his nomination petitions May 28.
The only race where there appears to be no opposition is for the position of mayor. Cathy Carlat, who resigned her Mesquite District council seat in April, is the only person who filed for the office of mayor.
Following is the list of individuals who turned in nomination petitions for the Aug. 26 election.
Name of Individual Office Total Signatures
Cathy Carlat Mayor 2,433
Vicki Hunt Acacia 148
Aaron Tiscareno Acacia 163
Sharlene VanLuven Acacia 114
Bridget Binsbacher Mesquite 854
Ken Krieger Mesquite 796
Ben Toma Mesquite 855
Ron Aames Palo Verde 240
Michael Finn Palo Verde 287
Carlo Leone Pine 282
Rick Murphy Pine 183