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Zinkin has lead in early voting for OV mayor

Hornat and Waters ahead for council; Prop. 100 looks poised to pass

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Posted: Monday, May 17, 2010 11:00 pm

Initial reporting in the Oro Valley Town Council and Mayor elections has begun to trickle in.

In the contest for mayor, candidate Mike Zinkin appears to have taken an early lead over Satish Hiremath.

As reported on the Pima County Elections Department website at 8:04 p.m. on Tuesday, Zinkin had 53 percent or 4,701 votes.

Hiremath trailed with 46 percent and 4,101 votes.

The candidates are vying for the job of outgoing mayor, Paul Loomis. Loomis lost his bid for re-election in the March primary.

Council candidates Joe Hornat and Lou Waters were ahead of Matthew Rabb.

Hornat with 34 percent and 4,462 votes and Waters with 41 percent and 5,407 votes. Rabb trailed with 23 percent and 3,093 votes.

The top two vote getters will be seated to a pair of open council seats.

According to the Pima County Elections website, the preliminary results included only mail and early ballots.

On the statewide sales tax question, Proposition 100, voters across Arizona appeared poised to pass the one-cent sales tax increase by an overwhelming margin.

The Arizona Secretary of State's website reported unofficial results as of 9:30 p.m., which showed 63 percent of voters casting ballots in favor of Proposition 100 and 36 voting against. With 71 percent of polls reporting, 619,268 voters said "yes" to the proposition and 350,835 said "no."

Visit explorernews.com Wednesday morning for more election coverage.


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