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Fitzgerald, Rueter and Sanderson remain on town council

The results of the Aug. 26 primary election are in. In the town council race, which had three seats available, incumbents Bill Fitzgerald received 27.74 percent of the votes, John Rueter received 24.52 percent of the votes and Craig Sanderson received 20.65 percent. New candidate Rebecca Wirth received 19.35 percent of the 155 votes cast. Twelve votes were write ins.

Coconino County is taking look at the provisional ballots so there could be some minor adjustments in the total in the next few days.

After the County provides the final tally, the town must canvass the vote by Sept. 15.

In other election news, Tusayan voters approved Proposition 401, the alternative expenditure limitation. Also known as the home rule option, the resolution passed with 60 percent of the 60 votes cast.

The alternative expenditure limitation allows the town to determine how much money it can spend in the next four years based on how much revenue will be available. If voters had not approved the home rule option, the town would have had to follow state-imposed expenditure limits, which would have reduced the budget by about more than a million dollars next fiscal year.

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