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San Luis, Somerton voters to select mayor, 3 council members

Victor Calderón/KAWC
Somerton Councilman Juan Castillo is sworn in in 2018. He's running for re-election today.

San Luis and Somerton will determine the future of city leadership in today’s municipal elections.

Somerton and San Luis voters will each get to choose a mayor and three council members.

In Somerton, Mayor Jerry Anaya is running unopposed for a second term. Incumbent council members Miguel Villalpando, Lorena Zendejas and Juan Castillo are running with challenger Eddie Lopez.

In San Luis, Mayor Geardo Sanchez is running against former mayor Nieves Riedel. There are nine candidates for three council seats including Councilmen Mario Buchanan and Jose Ponce. Other candidates are former councilwoman Maria Cecilia Cruz, former San Luis city manager Tadeo De La Hoya, Nydia Mendenhall, Lizeth Servin, Genaro Soto and Javier Vargas.

Councilwoman Africa Luna-Carrasco, whose term ends in December, is not running for re-election.
Stay tuned to KAWC for complete election coverage.

Victor is originally from West Sacramento, California and has lived in Arizona for more than five years. He began his print journalism career in 2004 following his graduation from Georgetown University in Washington D.C. Victor has been a reporter for the following daily newspapers: The Monterey County Herald, The Salinas Californian and the Reno Gazette-Journal, where he covered stories including agriculture, education and Latino community news. Victor has also served as a local editor for Patch, a national news organization with hyperlocal websites, in Carmichael, California in the Sacramento area. He also served as the editor for The New Vision, the newspaper for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson, which includes Yuma and La Paz counties. Victor lives in Somerton. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends and following most sports.
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