The matchups for three Mesquite City Council seats are set for the November elections.
There was only one contested election in Tuesday’s primary election, with Seat 4 incumbent Karen Dutkowski gaining the most votes with 1,884 votes (42 percent). Second was Paul Wanlass with 1,072 votes (24 percent). Kim Walters was third at 1,053 votes (23 percent) and fourth was Cathy Shiring at 530 votes (12 percent).
Dutkowski and Wanlass will face of in the November general election.
The two other seats up for election will be determined in November as well. For Seat 1, incumbent Sandra Ramaker will face Karen Fielding. For Seat 3, Patti Gallo will run against Joey Bowler for a seat currently held by George Gault, who had decided not to run for reelection.
There was initially supposed to be a primary election for Seat 3, but Debra Gallo withdrew from the election.
In other election results, Mesquite resident Annie Black lost her bid for the Republican side for U.S. Congressional District 4. Black, a former Mesquite City Councilwoman and State District 19 representative, lost to Sam Peters in the primary to face incumbent Steven Horsford.
Peters garnered 48 percent of the vote (17,652) compared to Black’s 41 percent (15,133). After the race was called, Black went to Twitter to endorse Peters in the general election.
Thank you to everyone that supported our campaign. As promised, I’m all in for Team GOP! • I endorse
• I’ll campaign with and for him. • I just made a contribution to his campaign. I encourage all my supporters to do the same so we can #FlipThe4th