/ Modified nov 4, 2020 10:42 a.m.

Live election results: Pima County races

Updated results for races for county supervisors, sheriff, recorder and more.

county-supervisor-candidates-2020 Left to right, District 1: Rex Scott (D), Steve Spain (R). District 2: Matt Heinz (D), Anthony Sizer (R). District 3: Sharon Bronson (D, incumbent), Gabby Saucedo Mercer (R). District 4: Steve Diamond (D), Steve Christy (R, incumbent). District 5: Adelita Grijalva (D), Fernando Gonzales (R).
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Unless otherwise noted, results for races are preliminary and unofficial. Check back here as results continue to update.

Board of Supervisors

District 1
Candidate
Percent
Votes
District 2
Candidate
Percent
Votes
District 3
Candidate
Percent
Votes
District 4
Candidate
Percent
Votes
District 5
Candidate
Percent
Votes
● - Incumbent
100% in

Early results showed Democrats retaining, and possibly increasing, their majority on the Pima County Board of Supervisors, with Steve Christy in District 4 appearing to be the lone Republican elected to the new board. As of Wednesday morning, Democrat Rex Scott held a narrow lead over Republican Steve Spain in District 1, the seat formerly held by Republican Ally Miller.

The board sets public policy for a range of key areas, including taxes, economic development, roads, public health, natural resources and how the county spends money in all of those areas. The supervisors represent five districts and hold four-year terms. All were up for election this year, with a Republican and a Democrat candidate running in each district.

Ahead of the election, AZPM's The Buzz sent a survey to each candidate asking them to share their stances on a range of key issues impacting the county government and policy. You can read all their responses here.

Find your supervisors district here.


sheriff-2020 Chris Nanos (D), left, and Mark Napier (R, incumbent).
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Sheriff

Candidate
Percent
Votes
● - Incumbent
100% in

Results updated Wednesday morning show former sheriff Chris Nanos leading over incumbent Sheriff Mark Napier, though the race tightened from the initial results Tuesday night.

Nanos was appointed to the position of sheriff in 2015 (after Sheriff Dupnik's retirement) following a long career with the Sheriff's Department. Nanos ran for reelection in 2016 and lost to Napier, who has now held the position for one term.

The 2020 campaign between the two was contentious, including Napier's threat of a defamation lawsuit against the Nanos campaign for what he described as misleading attack ads.

Learn more about their positions on issues affecting the county in a debate ahead of the election, produced by The Buzz and Arizona 360.


county-recorder-2020 Gabriella Cázares-Kelly (D), left, and Benny White (R).
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County Recorder

Candidate
Percent
Votes
100% in

Democrat Gabriella Cázares-Kelly declared victory in the race for Pima County Recorder on election night, and Republican Benny White conceded the race. Mayor Regina Romero congratulated Cázares-Kelly on Twitter Tuesday, saying she will be the first Indigenous person to hold a countywide elected office.

The two candidates were vying for retiring Pima County Recorder F. Ann Rodriguez's job, which she's held since 1993.

The role of the recorder's office is to promote and conduct voter registration, early voting, and voting by mail. The office also records public records, like land transactions.

To learn more about how the candidates viewed the position tune in to The Buzz.


Attorney

Democrat Laura Conover ran unopposed in the general election and now has officially claimed the position. She beat Jonathan Mosher and Mark Diebolt with 59% of the votes in the August primary election. She is the second woman to be elected into the position in the county — Barbara LaWall being the first.

LaWall, the current county attorney, is retiring this year.

The Pima County Attorney's Office has two departments: criminal and civil divisions. One advises county officials and staff, and represents the Pima County Board of Supervisors. For the other, Conover campaigned on criminal justice reform as the county's top prosecutor.

After the primary election, Arizona 360 talked to Conover about her platform.


Treasurer

Updated results Wednesday show a tight race between five-term incumbent Republican Beth Ford and Democratic opponent Brian Bickel for the office of Pima County Treasurer, with votes nearly split down the middle.

The Pima County Treasurer handles public funds and property taxes applied by the county government.


County Assessor

Candidate
Percent
Votes
100% in

The Pima County Assessor's Office gauges property values, establishes property taxes, and who gets tax exemptions. It also manages public records requests for maps and records the history of property ownership. Democrat Bill Staples currently holds the position.


School Superintendent

Democrat Dustin Williams ran uncontested, winning his second term.

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