Primary election: Diak retains position as Page mayor

Candidates for Page mayor and city council participate in a debate on June 23.

Auge, Lee and Farrow win four-year terms on City Council

Bill Diak is set to serve another two-year term as City of Page mayor after he won the Aug. 2 primary election with 58.73% of the vote over challenger Rick Yanke’s 41.27%.

Three seats on Page City Council were also up for grabs in the primary. Incumbents David Auge (30.08%) and Theresa Lee (26.52%) will keep their positions for another four years, while newcomer Michael Farrow (28.77%) will also take a seat on the council.

In the race for U.S. House of Representatives District 2, of which Page is part, Eli Crane won the Republican nomination with 33.9% of the vote. Walter Blackman was second with 24.2%, while candidates Mark DeLuzio, Andy Yates, John Moore and Steven Krystofiak trailed far behind the two frontrunners. Crane will face Democrat incumbent Tom O’Halleran, who ran unopposed, in the Nov. 8 general election.

The Navajo Nation primary saw 15 candidates vie for Navajo Nation president. Incumbent Jonathan Nez led with more than 17,000 votes, while challenger Buu Nygren had nearly 13,000 votes. The two will face off against one another in November.

Statewide, Kari Lake narrowly won the Republican nomination for governor with 46.8% of the vote over Karin Taylor Robson, who earned 44% of ballots cast. The winner will face Katie Hobbs, who won the Democratic nomination with 72.8% of the vote, in November.

In the run for U.S. Senate, Blake Masters won the Republican nomination with 39.1% of the vote. In November, he will go up against Democrat Mark Kelly, who ran unopposed.

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