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Election Results From Tuesday, Nov. 8

ELECTION: Results from races, propositions for southern Arizona

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Southern Arizona residents decided several races and propositions Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Election results can be found below while vote totals are HERE.

The results are not official until verified by county officials.

PIMA COUNTY

Tucson City Council Ward 3Democrat Paul Durham defeated independent Gary Watson.

Tucson City Council Ward 5Incumbent Democrat Richard Fimbres ran unopposed and was re-elected.

Tucson City Council Ward 6Incumbent Democrat Steve Kozachik beat Republican Mariano Rodriguez and Green Party candidate Mike Cease.

Proposition 202-203 (Zoo Tax Charter Authorization-Tax Authorization): The fate of the tax is undecided. Prop 202 passed, but Prop 203 was too close to call as of 8:30 p.m. Both props must pass.  A yes vote would allow the city of Tucson to impose a 10-year, 1/10th cent sales tax for improvements, operations and maintenance at Reid Park Zoo.

Proposition 204 (Early Childhood Education Tax): The proposition failed.  A yes vote would have allowed the city of Tucson to impose a half-cent sales tax to fund early-childhood education through a financial aid program called Strong Start Tucson. The tax would have generated $50 million per year and help as many as 8,000 children attend preschool-type programs.

Proposition 406 (Mayor/City County Pay Increase): The proposition failed. A yes vote would allowed the city of Tucson to give the mayor and city council members a pay raise. The mayor's salary would have gone from $3,500 to $5,775 per month and the city council member's salary will have increased from $2,000 per month to $3,300. Both groups have not had a raise since 1999.

Proposition 454 (Oro Valley Naranja Park Bond): The proposition failed. A yes vote would have allowed the town of Oro Valley to issue $17 million in bonds to add ball fields, ramadas and other items to existing soccer fields. It would have added about $54 per year to property tax for a home worth $250,000.

Proposition 455 (Flowing Wells USD School Improvement Bonds): The proposition passed. A yes vote allows the Flowing Wells Unified School District to issue $23.9 million in bonds to fund school improvements.

Proposition 456 (Marana USD Budget Override Continuation): The proposition failed. A yes vote would have allowed the Marana Unified School District to continue a 13 percent budget override for maintenance and operations.

Proposition 457 (Sunnyside USD Budget Override): The proposition failed. A yes vote would have allowed the Sunnyside Unified School District to approve a 12 percent budget override for maintenance and operations.

Proposition 458 (Tucson USD School Improvement Bonds): The proposition failed. A yes vote would have allowed the Tucson Unified School District to issue $180 million in bonds to fund school improvements.

Proposition 459 (Drexel Heights Fire Department Bonds): The proposition passed. The Drexel Heights governing board will now issue $8 million in bonds to pay replace and remodel fire stations.

Proposition 460 (Picture Rocks Fire Department Budget Override): The proposition failed. A yes vote would have allowed a temporary budget override for five years. The override would have brought in $89,000 per year to maintain services and equipment.

Proposition 461 (Avra Valley Fire Department Budget Override): The proposition passed. A temporary budget override for five years will bring in $120,000 per year to maintain jobs and equipment and to purchase safety gear and medical equipment.

PINAL COUNTY

Proposition 416 and 417 (Regional Transportation Authority Plan and Regional Transportation Authority Tax): A yes vote on Prop. No. 416 would approve a 20-year regional transportation plan for roads and public transportation. A yes vote on Prop. 417 would establish the 20-year, half-cent sales tax to fund the plan. Both must pass for either to take effect.

COCHISE COUNTY

Proposition 501 (Bisbee USD Budget Override): A yes vote would allow the Bisbee Unified School District to approve a 10 percent budget override for salaries, classroom supplies and services.

Proposition 502 (Benson USD Budget Override): A yes vote would allow the Benson Unified School District to approve a 13 percent budget override to add staff, keep class sizes low and continue the all-day kindergarten program.

Proposition 503 (San Simon USD Budget Override): A yes vote would allow the San Simon Unified School District to approve a 15 percent budget override to add staff and keep class sizes low.

Proposition 504 (Willcox USD Budget Override): A yes vote would allow the Willcox Unified School District to approve a 10 percent budget override to add staff and keep class sizes low.

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