City of Goodyear, Arizona
For Immediate Release: March 10, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Contact: Lynn Mulhall, Goodyear City Clerk
Lord, Osborne, Lauritano and Campbell Officially Elected in Goodyear
GOODYEAR, ARIZ. (March 10, 2011) – Official election results just in from the County Elections Office show former Councilmember Georgia Lord has officially been elected Goodyear’s new mayor, finishing out an unexpired term of office. Wally Campbell was elected to fill the unexpired two-year term that resulted from Lord having to vacate her Council seat to run for mayor. Per Goodyear’s charter, for unexpired terms, the candidate with the highest number of votes wins.
Incumbent Councilmember Joanne Osborne and incumbent Councilmember Sheri Lauritano each received more than 50%+1 of total votes as required by City charter to be elected to four-year terms on the City Council. There were three four-year Council seats open. Because only Osborne and Lauritano received at least 4,612 votes (the number of votes required to obtain at least 50 percent plus 1), there will be a run-off at the General Election in May for the third seat. The run-off will be between the next two highest vote getters, Bill Antonucci and William Stipp.
The current City Council will take action on the canvass of the election at the March 14th Council meeting. Mayor-elect Georgia Lord and Councilmember-elect Wally Campbell will both be sworn in and take their seats on the dais at the March 28th Regular Council Meeting. Current Councilmembers Joanne Osborne and Sheri Lauritano and will take office for their new terms at the June 13th Council Meeting.
Mayor vacant seat, unexpired term
· Georgia Lord – 4,667
· Gary Gibbs – 1,329
· Sean Rassas – 3,154
Vacant council seat, unexpired term
· Wally Campbell – 4,962
· Wendy Freeman – 3,917
Three council seats, four-year terms
· Joanne Osborne – 5,301
· Sheri Lauritano – 4,715
· Bill Antonucci – 3,647
· Jon Bohm – 3,148
· Roger Matlin – 2,250
· William Stipp – 4,079
The run-off election on May 17, 2011 between Bill Antonucci and William Stipp will also be an all-mail ballot election. Ballots should be sent to homes by late April.
Monday, April 18, 2011 is the last day to register for the May General Election.
Official election results have been posted to the Goodyear website at www.goodyearaz.gov. Results are also available on the Maricopa County Recorder’s Main Elections website. To view the results, go to: http://recorder.maricopa.gov/web/elections.aspx.