County certifies election results

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The four candidates for Maricopa City Council, clockwise from top left: challenger Adam Leach and incumbents Interim Mayor Vincent Manfredi, and Councilmembers Rich Vitiello and Henry Wade, got the certified results of last week's election Thursday. The three incumbents retained their seats.

Pinal County has announced that a post-election Logic and Accuracy test was certified Thursday and witnessed by political observers from both Republican and Democrat parties.

The certification clears the way for the Pinal County Board of Supervisors to canvass results Friday from the Aug. 2 primary election.

The supervisors do not canvass municipal elections, so certification of the results of the City Council election will take place at Tuesday’s meeting of Maricopa City Council.

Incumbents Rich Vitiello, Vincent Manfredi and Henry Wade all retained their seats, with Vitiello garnering 5,028 votes, Manfredi 4,774 and Wade 4,373. Challenger Adam Leach had 3,579 votes.

All three incumbents received enough votes to avoid another election in November.

Voters could choose up to three of the four candidates on their ballots, and a total of 17,860 ballots were cast in the election.

The county supervisors will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the 1891 Courthouse in Florence.

To see the official results of all elections throughout the state, click here:

Editor’s Note: Vincent Manfredi is co-owner of InMaricopa.