Michael Fleishman and Ann Wells win Williams Unified School District Governing Board seats
Two former Williams educators beat out two other candidates in the Nov. 4 general election to secure two available seats on the Williams Unified School District Governing Board.
Former Williams High School math and science teacher Michael Fleishman received 35.27 percent of the vote. Former Williams High School English teacher Ann Wells received 32.78 percent of the vote.
The two former Williams teachers beat out current governing board member Alyssa Dennison, who received 16.1 percent of the vote, and Glenna Christiansen, who received 15.31 percent of the vote. Fleishman and Wells will start their four-year terms on Jan. 1, 2015.
In the Justice of the Peace race for the Williams precinct, incumbent Republican Rob Krombeen ran unopposed and received 97.06 percent of the vote. Krombeen was elected to the Justice of the Peace position in 2010 and also serves as the Williams Magistrate. He'll serve a four-year term.
Countywide, voters approved Proposition 403, a three-tenths of a cent sales tax that will pay for the maintenance and preservation of county roads. The proposition passed with 63.72 percent of the vote. The tax will be in place for a period of 20 years starting on Jan. 1, 2015 and will be equal to about $0.30 on a $100 purchase. Prop 403 will generate an estimated $6 million to $7 million per year to go toward snowplowing, dirt road grading, and road surface chip sealing.
In addition, about $4 million per year will be dedicated to road projects in the first 10 years as part of a Road Improvement Plan, including five road projects in the Williams area. The projects include traffic interchange modification for 0.25 miles near Interstate 40 at Brannigan Park Road and Shadow Mountain Road, a mill/overlay on 1.71 miles of Perkinsville Road from the Williams city limits to East Foothill Trail, a mill/overlay and shoulder widening on 2.09 miles of Old Route 66 between Parks Road to Spitz Spring Road, a mill/overlay and shoulder widening on 1.43 miles of Spring Valley Road between Old Route 66 and Lonesome Dove Lane, and a mill/overlay on 2.52 miles of Double A Ranch Road between Cumberland Road to Quarry Road.
In the state races, Republican Doug Ducey was leading Democrat Fred DuVal in the race for Arizona Governor. Unofficial results show Ducey leading with 53.83 percent of the vote.
In the race for U.S. Representative in Congress for District 1, Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick received 53.11 percent of the vote to beat out Republican Andy Tobin.
In the race for State Senator in District 6, Republican Sylvia Tenney Allen defeated Independent Tom O'Halleran with 51.48 percent of the vote.
In the race for State Representative in District 6, Republican Bob Thorpe and Republican Brenda Barton beat out Democrat Lanny Morrison. Barton received 35.57 percent of the vote and Thorpe received 35.26 percent of the vote.
In the race for Secretary of State, Republican Michele Reagan was leading Democrat Terry Goddard. Unofficial results show Reagan leading with 52.38 percent of the vote.
In the race for Attorney General, Republican Mark Brnovich was leading Democrat Felecia Rotellini. Unofficial results show Brnovich leading with 53.29 percent of the vote.
More election results are available at www.coconino.az.gov/elections.