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Scott hangs on to council seat

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Scott hangs on to council seat

  • Shirley Scott addresses supporters Tuesday night.
    Will Seberger/TucsonSentinel.comShirley Scott addresses supporters Tuesday night.

Tucson City Councilwoman Shirley Scott has hung on to her seat, defeating challenger Tyler Vogt 51-49 percent

The 16-year council veteran held off the Republican, widening the 1,700-vote lead she held on election night as late ballots were counted.

Scott was the choice of 42,029 voters, while Vogt received 40,167 votes.

The city clerk released the tally about 7:15 p.m. There are only a couple dozen ballots left to verify and count.

In a Thursday-night email announcing her win, Scott said "the challenges that lie ahead require the full community to meet them, and there is no time to waste. As your elected leaders, we will focus 110% on meeting the challenges in a proactive and smart fashion."

Scott's victory means the Democrats swept the election, returning two other council members—Regina Romero and Paul Cunningham—as well as taking seeing Jonathan Rothschild take the mayor's seat after 12 years under Bob Walkup.

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