Garrison claims 1422-vote win over Joens in District 3 race

Randy Garrison

Randy Garrison

VERDE VALLEY - Former Cottonwood City Council member Randy Garrison will become the new District 3 County Supervisor in January, as he defeated former Cottonwood Mayor Diane Joens by gaining 62.2 percent of the vote versus Joens' 37.61 percent in the Aug. 30 county primary.

"I felt good about it, but then again, I felt good the last time I ran and I lost by a couple votes, so you never know," said Garrison.

"This whole experience has been extremely humbling. I have to thank everyone involved. My wife Debbie, all the supporters, all the friendships, it's been a fantastic time walking my district meeting my community," he said.

When asked what the people on the street told him that they wanted out of their county supervisor, Garrison said, "They want to be recognized, they want to be heard, they want a voice. Chip (Davis, the former 20-year supervisor who left to run for State House of Representatives) has been a very strong voice for long time; he has some very large shoes to fill. I think I can do well and I hope to hit the ground running."

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