Election Updates: Rios behind, Cline wins and no changes for LD 8

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

  Voters in the Copper Corridor turned out in record numbers to cast their ballots for the Presidential and statewide elections, along with those critical elections voters made their choices for County Supervisors in Pinal and Gila Counties along with Legislative Districts 8.

  As the votes began to tally, Supervisor Pete Rios held an early lead over Kevin Cavanaugh for Pinal County Supervisor District 1.  As the days of  vote counting went on, the lead transferred to Kevin Cavanaugh.  At press time incumbent Supervisor Pete Rios is behind by 417 votes.  The race has not been finalized but at press time Kevin Cavanaugh was winning with 10,076 votes to Rios’ 9,659 votes. 

  In a statement to Copper Area News Supervisor Rios said, “I congratulate Mr. Cavanaugh. Even though I never got to meet him or debate him on issues, but he got more votes and that’s how democracy works.  To my constituents in the Copper Corridor and Supervisor District one, thank you for four decades of support.  I’ll decide any future plans for me next year.” 

  Gila County voters in District 2 easily re-elected Supervisor Woody Cline.  Cline beat Bernadette Kniflen with 56.90% of the votes.  Total vote count at press time: Supervisor Cline 4,334 (56.90%) to Bernadette “Bernie” Kniflen’s 3,268 (42.90%).

  “I learned a lot in my first four years in office and I look forward to working hard and getting even more things done in my next four years. Thank you to all that voted for me,” stated Supervisor Cline

  Voters in both Gila and Pinal Counties kept the Legislative District 8 incumbents in office.  Democratic contender Sharon Girard had an early lead over Frank Pratt and David Cook for the Arizona House of Representatives.  At press time the Arizona Secretary of State has declared that Rep. David Cook has secured another term in the House and he will be joined by Frank Pratt who was termed out in the Arizona Senate as the LD 8 House of Representatives.  Rep. TJ Shope having been termed out in the House of Representatives ran against former State Senator Barbara McGuire for the LD 8 Senate Seat.  Shope maintained a lead throughout the vote tally, winning the seat with 58.44% to 41.56% for McGuire.

  The election results will all need to be certified by the County Board of Supervisors before they are official. 

Supervisor District 1 Election Results as of Monday, Nov. 9, 2020.

Staff (5630 Posts)

There are news or informational items frequently written by staff or submitted to the Copper Basin News, San Manuel Miner, Superior Sun, Pinal Nugget or Oracle Towne Crier for inclusion in our print or digital products. These items are not credited with an author.


Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather
Facebooktwitterby feather

Comments are closed.

  • Additional Stories

    Delays on State Route 77 in Winkelman to begin Nov. 30

    November 30th, 2020
    by

    Motorists who use the Gila River Bridge on State Route 77 in Winkelman should expect intermittent delays starting Tuesday, Dec. […]


    Juanita Sharae Church

    November 30th, 2020
    by

      Juanita Sharae Church was born May 16, 1971 in Page, Arizona to loving parents, Richard Church and Alva Evans.  […]


    Mayor and Councilwoman recognized for many years of service

    November 30th, 2020
    by

      At the Nov. 16 meeting of the Kearny Town Council, Mayor Debra Sommers and Councilwoman Sheila Stephenson were recognized […]


    Kearny Vet honored at Norm’s IGA

    November 30th, 2020
    by

      He served his country, answering the call when the nation needed him. George Armenta, who is now 90 years […]


  • Additional Stories

    HWUSD getting a makeover

    November 18th, 2020
    by

      The Hayden High School and Leonor Hambly K-8 Elementary School classrooms are getting a new look with the old […]


    Hayden cancels winter sports season

    November 18th, 2020
    by

      The Hayden-Winkelman Unified School District announced last week that it will continue distance learning online through the end of […]


    Gila County announces enhanced discount prescription and health program

    November 18th, 2020
    by

      Residents of Gila County can now access savings at walk-in medical clinics, low-cost telemedicine service and increased prescription discounts. […]


    ASARCO donates masks and education supplies

    November 18th, 2020
    by

      On Monday, Nov. 9, Hayden-Winkelman School Superintendent Jeff Gregorich met with Asarco Mining Community Outreach Coordinator, James Steward, and […]


  • Copperarea

  • Southeast Valley Ledger