Aldama, Turner, Tolmachoff win re-election to City Council

By: 
DARRELL JACKSON, Staff Writer

Glendale’s three incumbents will return to the City Council after easily winning their respective districts in the Aug. 28 election.
Ocotillo Councilmember Jamie Aldama, Barrel Councilmember Bart Turner and Cholla Councilmember Lauren Tolmachoff won with more than 60 percent of the votes in each district. Vice Mayor Tolmachoff was the lone candidate in the Cholla District.
Any Glendale candidate who receives more than 50 percent of the vote in his district, wins outright in the primary election, and avoids a run-off election in November.
Aldama totaled 950 votes (62 percent) to Emmanuel Allen’s 594 (38 percent) to win re-election in the downtown district out of the 1,261 total votes cast.
Aldama, who had five of the seven councilmembers actively campaigning against him, thanked voters for his overwhelming victory.
“To those who have supported me, I am very grateful and thank you for the opportunity to serve you,” Aldama said.
Turner totaled 2,527 votes (63 percent) to Ray Strahl’s 1,485 (37 percent) out of the 3,459 votes cast in the district.
Turner thanked supporters after the victory.
“I’m very pleased the voters in my district recognize all the progress we have made over the last four years and have given me another four years to work on their behalf,” Turner said. “I’m even more pleased that residents from all across Glendale recognized that Mayor Jerry Weiers recruiting candidates to run against Councilmember Aldama and me was an effort to gain control over their City Council, and rejected his candidates by two-to-one margins. Now it is time to roll up our sleeves and get back to work for all of Glendale.”
Tolmachoff, who ran unopposed, garnered 5,283 votes out of 6,297 cast.

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