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Two running uncontested after primary election for Tucson city council

Fimbres, Kozachik expected to keep spots on council while Kevin Dahl and Alan Harwell Jr. will fight it out for Ward 3 seat in November
With no challengers in the general election, Ward 5's Richard Fimbres and Ward 6's Steve...
With no challengers in the general election, Ward 5's Richard Fimbres and Ward 6's Steve Kozachik will keep their spots on Tucson City Council.(KCBD Graphic)
Published: Aug. 3, 2021 at 8:53 PM MST|Updated: Aug. 4, 2021 at 12:43 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - After the city of Tucson’s primary elections on Tuesday, Aug. 3, democratic candidates in Wards 5 and 6 are expected to run uncontested in the general election, according to unofficial results released by the city.

Ward 5 incumbent Richard Fimbres ran unopposed in the primary while Ward 6 incumbent Steve Kozachik defeated two challengers -- Miranda Schubert and Andres Portela.

In both wards, less than 1,000 voters submitted write-in votes for Republican or Libertarian candidates so both Fimbres and Kozachik should be unopposed in the general election set for Nov. 2.

In Ward 3, Kevin Dahl and Alan Harwell Jr., who advanced due to the number of write-in votes he received, will vie for the city council seat during the general election in November.

Dahl or Harwell will replace current city council member Karin Uhlich, who was appointed to fill a vacancy in the seat in March.

Uhlich previously served as the city council member in Ward 3 between 2005 and 2017. She said after her appointment she would not seek re-election.

Of more than 95,000 registered Tucson voters in the three wards, only 22.47% cast ballots in the primary election.

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