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Ken Remley

Remley earns official reelection in District 4

Ken Remley earned official reelection in the Surprise Primary Election in a district race in which he ran unopposed.
Skip Hall

Mayor Skip Hall easily elected to stay

Skip Hall is staying on as mayor with his first election to the post he was appointed to in late 2018.
Surprise City Hall, 16000 N. Civic Center Plaza, is accepting ballots through 7 p.m. on Primary Day.

Surprise polls open until 7 p.m.

Surprise City Council candidates are braving the sweltering Arizona heat in front of City Hall today in a last-ditch effort to get votes in the primary election.

Surprise candidates bracing for Aug. 4 election

For residents sick of seeing Surprise City Council race signs all across the city, many of them will soon be coming down.
Kawika Henderson

District 5 Q&A: Kawika Henderson

Here is a compilation of all the answers Kawika Henderson submitted to the “Council Candidate Q&A” series that the Surprise Independent ran over the last two months. Mr. Henderson is running against Councilman David Sanders and challenger Jack Hastings in District 5 in the Aug. 4 primary election.
ARIZONA POLITICS

McSally, Kelly look to formalize Senate nominations

PHOENIX (AP) — The race to finish John McCain's last term in the U.S. Senate is one of the hottest contests in U.S. politics this November, but there's likely to be little fanfare in next week's primary.

Phoenix metropolitan medical marijuana dispensaries brace for 2020 ballot initiative result

If there’s going to be an initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, it may as well have 420,000 signatures to get it on the ballot.
LOCAL ELECTIONS
POLITICAL OPINION

District 2 Q&A: Wendell Fountain

Here is a compilation of all the answers Wendell Fountain submitted to the “Council Candidate Q&A” series that the Surprise Independent ran over the last two months. Mr. Fountain is running against Alyson Cline in District 2 in the Aug. 4 primary election.
Alyson Cline

District 2 Q&A: Alyson Cline

Here is a compilation of all the answers Alyson Cline submitted to the “Council Candidate Q&A” series that the Surprise Independent ran over the last two months. Ms. Cline is running against Wendell Fountain in District 2 in the Aug. 4 primary election.
Kawika Henderson

Henderson: I feel I'm the right choice for Surprise

Guest commentary from Kawika Henderson, a write-in candidate in District 5 for the Surprise City Council, in advance of Aug. 4 city elections.
Cheryl Packham

Mayor Q&A: Cheryl Packham

Here is a compilation of all the answers Cheryl Packham submitted to the “Council Candidate Q&A” series that the Surprise Independent ran over the last two months. Ms. Packham is an official write-in candidate for the Aug. 4 primary election.
Skip Hall

Mayor Q&A: Skip Hall

Here is a compilation of all the answers Skip Hall submitted to the “Council Candidate Q&A” series that the Surprise Independent ran over the last two months. Mr. Hall is running unopposed for mayor in the Aug. 4 primary election.
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