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Council challengers win Cave Creek recall election

Staff~ 3/18/2015

CAVE CREEK – The Cave Creek special recall election was held on Tuesday, March 11. The recalled councilmembers were unseated in the election. The challengers will take office this month.

The election results as reported by the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office indicated that Susan Clancy received 57 percent of the vote over Vice Mayor Adam Trenk. Dick Esser received 55 percent of the vote over Councilman Reg Monachino. Steve LaMar received 53 percent of the vote over Councilman Charlie Spitzer. Mark Lipsky received 51 percent of the vote over Councilman Mike Durkin. 

A total of 10 write-in votes were cast in the election. Out of the reported 3,650 registered voters in Cave Creek, 54 percent voted, with a total 1,987 ballots were cast. A total of 51 ballots were rejected: five for bad signatures, 32 for late return, and 14 for no signature.

For more Cave Creek election details, visit and click the Government tab.