Wursten, Rapson win council seats, two others advance

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Incumbent Edwards wins a landslide for Assembly District 19 race

Brian Wursten

Brian Wursten

Of the three Mesquite city council seats up for election this year, two have been decided in the primary race held Tuesday, June 14.

Brian Wursten came in first with 1,243 votes with a close second by incumbent George Rapson garnering 1,230 votes.

Because of the 50 percent-plus-1 vote rule, Wursten and Rapson win two of the three seats up for election and are deemed winners. That allows only the next two vote-getters to advance to the general election in November.

By dividing the 6,626 votes cast by three, that’s 2,208 votes per seat. To reach the 50-plus-1 threshold, a candidate had to get at least 1,104 plus one votes. Both Wursten and Rapson exceeded that mark.

George Rapson

George Rapson

The rule is based on total votes cast, not the number of voters registered or how each voter voted.

Dave Ballweg took third place with 1,087 votes while Cindi Delaney came in fourth with 955 votes. They will face each other for the third seat on the city council in November.

Dave West got 793 votes for fifth place, Mike Benham came in sixth place with 687 votes and CJ Larsen came in last place with 631 votes.

“I kept my campaign as clean as possible and I think that made a difference with the voters,” Chris Edwards told the Mesquite Local News about his more than 22-point win over Mesquite resident Connie Foust. Edwards will head back to Carson City for his second term in 2017 representing Assembly District 19. “I thank the voters for their confidence and their support. I look forward to returning to Carson City to work on my campaign promises that include jobs, education, accountability and veterans. I will also work on issues that will help the rural areas like Mesquite and Overton who deserve as much attention in the legislative sessions as anyone.”

Incumbent Judy Metz will run against Dave Bennett for the At-Large District #7 seat on the Overton Power District Board of Trustees in the November election. Metz, who lives in the Moapa Valley, took 43.76 percent of the votes while Bennett, a Mesquite resident, got 35.01 percent. Chuck Hanson, also from Mesquite came in third with 21.24 percent of the vote.

In other races affecting Mesquite and Bunkerville, Marilyn Kirkpatrick (D) will face Kevin Williams (R) for the Clark County Commission seat that Kirkpatrick was appointed to last summer. Incumbent Chris Garvey won a return trip to the Clark County School District Board of Trustees with a landslide win taking 54.09 percent of the vote.

Incumbent Cresent Hardy (R) will face Ruben Kihuen (D) in the Congressional District #4 while Dr. Joe Heck (R) will face Catherine Cortez-Masto (D) in the U.S. Senate.

COUNCILMEMBER, AT LARGE
CITY OF MESQUITE

Candidate Graph Votes %/Total
Ballweg, David P. 1,087 16.41 %
Benham, Mike 687 10.37 %
Delaney, Cynthia ”Cindi” 955 14.41 %
Larsen, CJ 631 9.52 %
Rapson, George 1,230 18.56 %
West, David D. 793 11.97 %
Wursten, Brian 1,243 18.76 %
Total   6,626 100.00 %
TRUSTEE, OVERTON POWER DIST. 7, AT LARGE

Candidate Graph Votes %/Total
Bennett, Dave 1,200 35.01 %
Hanson, Chuck 728 21.24 %
Metz, Judy 1,500 43.76 %
Total   3,428 100.00 %

 

REP – STATE ASSEMBLY DISTRICT 19

Candidate Graph Votes %/Total
Edwards, Chris 1,960 61.19 %
Foust, Connie 1,243 38.81 %
Total   3,203 100.00 %

 

DEM – COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT B

Candidate Graph Votes %/Total
Kirkpatrick, Marilyn 7,986 64.96 %
Ross, Steve 4,308 35.04 %
Total   12,294 100.00 %
REP – COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT B

Candidate Graph Votes %/Total
Dyer, Chris ”RINO” 1,990 23.58 %
Williams, Kevin M. 6,449 76.42 %
Total   8,439 100.00 %

 

TRUSTEE, CLARK COUNTY SCHOOL DIST. B

Candidate Graph Votes %/Total
Eggeman, Jeff 4,055 19.58 %
Garvey, Christine ”Chris” 11,204 54.09 %
Mckenzie, Carol 5,456 26.34 %
Total   20,715 100.00 %

 

 

DEM – REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS, DIST 4

Candidate Graph Votes %/Total
Arberry Jr., Morse 1,837 6.62 %
Casutt, Brandon 199 0.72 %
Flores, Lucy 6,968 25.13 %
Kihuen, Ruben 11,556 41.67 %
Lee, Susie 5,559 20.04 %
Rolle, Dan 256 0.92 %
Schaefer, Mike 583 2.10 %
Smith, Rodney 775 2.79 %
Total   27,733 100.00 %
REP – REPRESENTATIVE IN CONGRESS, DIST 4

Candidate Graph Votes %/Total
Hardy, Cresent 14,184 77.85 %
Monroe, Mike 3,166 17.38 %
Villines, Wayne J. 869 4.77 %
Total   18,219 100.00 %
DEM – UNITED STATES SENATE

Candidate Graph Votes %/Total
Cortez Masto, Catherine 56,636 80.19 %
Mahendra, Bobby 2,789 3.95 %
O’Briant, Liddo Susan 3,500 4.96 %
Rheinhart, Allen 3,868 5.48 %
None of These Candidates 3,831 5.42 %
Total   70,624 100.00 %
REP – UNITED STATES SENATE

Candidate Graph Votes %/Total
Angle, Sharron 9,109 15.41 %
Davis, D’Nese 1,048 1.77 %
Hamilton, Eddie 1,179 1.99 %
Heck, Joe 43,170 73.02 %
Heck, Thomas ”SAD Tom” 1,780 3.01 %
Leeds, Robert X. 389 0.66 %
Poliak, Carlo ”Mazunga” 153 0.26 %
Preble, Juston J. 334 0.56 %
Tarbell, Bill 516 0.87 %
None of These Candidates 1,444 2.44 %
Total   59,122 100.00 %
REGISTRATION & TURNOUT
889,828 Registered Voters

Voting Method Total %/Reg
ELECTION DAY TURNOUT 52,195 5.87 %
EARLY VOTE TURNOUT 76,567 8.60 %
MAIL TURNOUT 15,018 1.69 %
Total 143,780 16.16 %
DEM REGISTRATION & TURNOUT
388,682 Registered Voters

Voting Method Total %/Reg
ELECTION DAY TURNOUT 25,145 6.47 %
EARLY VOTE TURNOUT 39,817 10.24 %
MAIL TURNOUT 6,620 1.70 %
Total 71,582 18.42 %
REP REGISTRATION & TURNOUT
272,958 Registered Voters

Voting Method Total %/Reg
ELECTION DAY TURNOUT 22,666 8.30 %
EARLY VOTE TURNOUT 30,158 11.05 %
MAIL TURNOUT 6,648 2.44 %
Total 59,472 21.79 %
NP REGISTRATION & TURNOUT

228,188 Registered Voters

Voting Method Total %/Reg
ELECTION DAY TURNOUT 4,384 1.92 %
EARLY VOTE TURNOUT 6,592 2.89 %
MAIL TURNOUT 1,750 0.77 %
Total 12,726 5.58 %

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