With early ballots counted and eight precincts reporting out of 11, Rich Vitiello and incumbents Henry Wade and Vincent Manfredi lead the eight-person field of Maricopa City Council candidates.
In the Primary Election, Vitiello received the highest number of votes among the early ballots with 1,495 and overall has 21.18 percent of the votes. Wade totaled is at 18.61 percent and Manfredi 17.11.
Votes cast at the polls and provisional ballots are still being counted by Pinal County. Maricopans are electing three councilmembers.
Currently just behind Manfredi, Bob Marsh has 13.98 percent. Cynthia Morgan has 10.87 percent, Linette Caroselli 10.19 percent and Paige Richie 7.2 percent. There were 69 write-in votes cast in the early ballots. The registered write-in candidate is Leon Potter.
One or more candidates could be elected outright in the primary results. Others could continue on to the General Election in November.
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