While the nation watched eagerly as Barack Obama became the newest United States President, garnering a little over 57 percent of the presidential votes in Coconino County alone, a number of local races were also decided in the Nov. 4. general election, including a win by Ann Kirkpatrick for the U.S. Representative seat for District 1. Kirkpatrick received a total of 29,562 votes, while challenger Sydney Hay took in a total of 13,676 votes during the Nov. 4 general election.
Voters turned out in large numbers to the two Williams precincts, according to election officials. A number of local and regional candidates were re-elected and a number of new faces were also voted into office.
Williams School Board
Two new faces and one incumbent were elected to the Williams Unified School District (WUSD) Governing Board following the Nov. 4 general election. Incumbent David Nenne, as well as newcomers Herman Nixon and Margaret Francis, were elected to the board. Nenne received a total of 822 votes, while Nixon received a total of 796 votes. Francis received 791 votes. Incumbent Ron Stilwell and challenger David Miggins were not elected. Miggins received 729 of the votes cast, while Stilwell received 711 of the votes cast. According to election results for the Coconino County Elections Office, a total of 3,885 votes were cast in total for the WUSD School Board Nov. 4 as of the morning of Nov. 5.
Coconino County Board of Supervisors District 3
Incumbent Matt Ryan won his bid at re-election after receiving 7,005 votes in the Nov. 4 general election. Challenger Jack Darum received 3,375 votes in the election. According to election results, there were 10,400 votes cast in the Board of Supervisors District 3 election, with 20 votes for write-in candidates.
Coconino County Community College Board
Voters elected newcomer J.P. "Jack" Hadley to the Coconino County Community College Board of Supervisors District 3 seat. Hadley received 3,839 total votes during the Nov. 4 general election. Incumbent Eric Eikenberry received 3,310 votes. According to election results, 7,183 votes were cast in the Coconino County Community College Board of Supervisors District 3 race, with 34 votes for write-in candidates.