Glendale, Arizona municipal elections, 2014

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The city of Glendale, Arizona held nonpartisan elections for city council on November 4, 2014. A primary election was held on August 26, 2014. Three council seats were up election.[1]

The Cholla and Barrel Districts were both open seats. In the Ocotillo District, incumbent Norma Alvarez ran for re-election.

One of the key issues that shaped the Glendale 2014 election cycle was the West Valley Casino and Resort, the construction of which was approved by the Glendale City Council in August 2014.

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Candidates

Cholla District

Note: Incumbent Manny Martinez did not run for re-election.
August 26 Primary election candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Ocotillo District

August 26 Primary election candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Barrel District

Note: Incumbent Yvonne Knaack did not run for re-election.
August 26 Primary election candidates:

November 4 General election candidates:

Election results

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Glendale City Council, Cholla District General Election, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLauren Tolmachoff 56.9% 5,210
Gary Deardorff 43.1% 3,949
Total Votes 9,159
Source: Maricopa County Board of Elections - 2014 Election Results
Glendale City Council, Ocotillo District General Election, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJamie Aldama 50.4% 1,221
Norma Alvarez Incumbent 49.6% 1,202
Total Votes 2,423
Source: Maricopa County Board of Elections - 2014 Election Results
Glendale City Council, Barrell District General Election, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBart Turner 54.3% 3,360
Randy Miller 45.7% 2,833
Total Votes 6,193
Source: Maricopa County Board of Elections - 2014 Election Results
Glendale City Council, Cholla District Primary Election, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLauren Tolmachoff 41.3% 2,196
Green check mark transparent.pngGary Deardorff 35% 1,859
Van DiCarlo 10.4% 550
Robert Petrone 13.3% 707
Total Votes 5,312
Source: Maricopa County Board of Elections - 2014 Election Results
Glendale City Council, Ocotillo District Primary Election, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngNorma Alvarez Incumbent 39.6% 646
Green check mark transparent.pngJamie Aldama 30.8% 503
Bud Zomok 18.1% 295
Michael Hernandez 11.5% 187
Total Votes 1,631
Source: Maricopa County Board of Elections - 2014 Election Results
Glendale City Council, Barrel District Primary Election, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBart Turner 28.6% 1,137
Green check mark transparent.pngRandy Miller 27.3% 1,083
John Benjamin 8.7% 345
Reginald Martinez 21% 834
Michael Patino 14.4% 572
Total Votes 3,971
Source: Maricopa County Board of Elections - 2014 Election Results

Issues

West Valley Casino and Resort

In August 2014, the Glendale City Council voted four to three in favor of a deal with the Tohono O'odham Nation to construct a multimillion dollar casino and resort in Glendale. The deal proved to be divisive within Glendale and it became a major issue in the 2014 elections.[2] Supporters of the deal cited the facility's potential for bringing in new revenues and tourism to the city, while opponents - including a group that filed a petition to turn the issue into a ballot measure - argued that the deal represented a lost opportunity for job growth and that it would pave the way for similar gaming facilities throughout Maricopa County.[3][4]

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