As of 9 p.m. Wednesday night, Scott Bartle and Patricia Coutré were leading the way for two available seats on the Maricopa Unified School District’s Governing Board.

The two candidates each had approximately 27 percent of the vote with the next two candidates, incumbent Tim White and Jannifer McGhee having 22.8 percent and 21.77 percent of the vote, respectively.
The results indicated four of eight precincts reporting.
Also with four of eight precincts reporting, the MUSD override appeared destined to fail a third time. The measure was trailing in the polls 1,796 to 2,594.
In the race for Precinct 8 justice of the peace it looks like incumbent Scott Sulley will cruise to a victory over challenger Frank Gagliardi. With five of 10 precincts reporting, Sulley had 3,473 votes to Gagliardi’s 1,321.
On the state legislative level a trio of republicans, Steve Smith, Frank Pratt and John Fillmore, all held leads against their Democrat opponents.
Smith held a 26,454 vote to 22,398 vote lead over incumbent Rebecca Rios for Arizona District 23 Senator with 70 of 89 precincts reporting.
In the race for two open seats on the District 23 House Pratt held 24,714 votes and Fillmore 23,762 votes. Their challengers, incumbent Barbara McGuire had 17,822 votes and Ernest Bustamante had 16,740 votes with 70 of 89 precincts reporting.
Check back with InMaricopa early tomorrow morning for the latest local election results.

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