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Four Candidates Will Battle In Flagstaff’s Mayoral Primary In August, Qualified Candidates Fall Short In Council Race

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There will be four candidates battling in the Flagstaff Mayor’s race in August. However, only two candidates qualified for the city council race with four open seats. Current Mayor Paul Deasy, Vice Mayor Becky Daggett, councilwoman Regina Salas and Church of the Nations pastor Daniel Williamson all turned in enough signatures Monday to appear on the primary ballot. Current councilmember Austin Aslan and Lori Matthews turned in the number of signatures needed to be on the ballot in the race for four council seats. However, no other candidate did. Flagstaff City Clerk Stacy Saltzburg tells KAFF News, the situation “affords an opportunity for people to run as write-in candidates so long as they file the appropriate paperwork with my office. We may find, come November, that one or more write-in candidates can successfully be elected to one of the four open Councilmember seats. Only time will tell on this front.” She says if there are still open seats after the November election is canvassed, “it will be addressed with the City Council at that time.” The primary election for Mayor is August 2nd.