Three elected, two will run again in Sedona
A runoff is in store for two of the three candidates in the hot Sedona mayoral race.
Rob Adams and Incumbent Mayor Pud Colquitt will be back on the ballot for the May 20 general election.
Adams led the campaign with 1479 votes edging Colquitt by 52 votes in the latest tally.
Neither received over 50 percent of the vote to be elected in the first round. Green Party candidate Matthew Turner fell well behind the pack with only 667 votes.
The mayoral race was scarred with allegations that Turner was threatened to leave the race. Allegedly, fingerprints from Adams campaign manager were on the note turned over to police.
Among candidates for council, Marc Sterling, Cliff Hamilton and incumbent John Bradshaw were elected to four-year council terms. Suzy Chaffee was eliminated.
The lone candidate for a two-year council term, Dan Surber, was also elected.
Two ballot measures had a mixed fate. Prop 403 the Alternative Expenditure Limitation was approved with 57.4 percent of the vote count, permitting the city to establish its own budget. An initiative to extend the mayor's term in office from two years to four years, Prop 404, failed. 54.78 percent of voters rejected the measure.
The election, which was entirely vote by mail, generated a 57-percent turnout.
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