Races for Maricopa County Supervisors, County Attorney, had No Surprises in End

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio wasn't the only candidate who sailed to easy victory in Maricopa County on Tuesday.

Up-and-coming right-wing icon Bill Montgomery creamed his Libertarian opponent, Michael Kielsky, by a 74-26 margin. No one really expected otherwise. The Democratic Party decided to save money this year by failing to put up their own candidate against Montgomery, who was elected in 2010 to replace Andrew Thomas. Thomas had resigned for an unsuccessful bid for state Attorney General before being disbarred for abusing his power.

As we predicted (like it was hard) in our earlier post today on the county Board of Supervisors race, the retained Supervisors include Andy Kunasek, Max Wilson, and the Board's lone Democrat, Mary Rose Wilcox.

See also: Steve Chucri, Denny Barney are Expected New Faces in Maricopa County Supervisors' Races

Two other Republican candidates beat their Democratic opponents, which also was a no-brainer given Republican registration in their districts.

Steve Chucri, president of the Arizona Restaurant Association, and Denny Barney, a lawyer and businessman, will be the two new faces on the Board.

The closest race of all five board positions was between Kunasek and Lilia Alvarez, wife of political activist Randy Parraz. And it wasn't even close: Kunasek whipped Alvarez 58-42 percdent,, with 99 percent of polling places reporting.

Meanwhile, Assessor Keith Russell, Recorder Helen Purcell, Treasurer Charles "Hos" Hoskins and School Superintendent Don Covey all get to keep their jobs for another four years, voters decided..

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