Ballots for the all mail election in Oro Valley go out to voters this week, but some are asking residents to hold off on filling out the three candidates they want until after some public forums.

There are three seats up for election, with incumbent Councilman Bill Garner seeking reelection, and appointed Councilman Steve Solomon seeking his first official four-year term.

Councilman Barry Gillaspie opted not to seek another term.

Also running on the ticket are Brendan Burns, Mark Napier, Fred Narcaroti and Mike Zinkin.

Sun City will be hosting a forum this weekend on Feb. 18. With Jack Evert moderating, the two-hour forum is expecting all six candidates to attend. The forum, at the Sun City Social Hall at 1495 E. Rancho Vistosos Blvd, will begin at 1:30 p.m.

The Northern Pima County Chamber of Commerce is also giving residents an opportunity to meet the candidates. The event will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 29, starting at 6 p.m. at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador in Oro Valley.

The official Primary Election date will be Tuesday, March 13.

With six candidates, and three seats up for election, all candidates have the potential to move forward to the General Election.

To be elected outright in a Primary Election, a candidate must receive 50 percent plus one of the total ballots cast.

The General Election will be held on May 15. The last day to register to vote in the General Election is April 16.

General Election ballots will be mailed on April 19.


Candidate forums

What: Sun City Candidate Forum

Where: Saturday, Feb. 18, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Location: Sun City Social Hall And Auditorium, located 1495 E. Rancho Vistosos Blvd.

Moderated By Jack Evert



What: Meet The Candidates

Sponsored by the Northern Pima County Chamber of Commerce

When: Wednesday, Feb. 29,

from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Residents will be able to speak one-on-one with candidates

Location: Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort in Oro Valley

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