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Vail Elected Mayor of Tusayan. Brush and Collett Will Be on November 3rd Ballot

August 7, 2020

 Red Feather Properties Manager Clarinda Vail  has won the Tusyan Mayoral race beating  incumbent Craig Sanderson  86 to 54. 

In the race for Town Council, there were four candidates for two seats. Incumbent Becky Wirth has 75 votes which confirms her reelection. Fire Chief Greg Brush has 65 votes and Josh Collet has 59 votes. They will face each other in a runoff election November 3rd.

Charles Townsend, who said he would be unable to take office if elected, received 17 votes. 

The election featured a hgh profile contest between Vail and Sanderson with Sanderson getting help from a PAC called Tusayan Strong which was chaired by outgoing Councilman Al Montoya.

The vote was canvassed August 24th.

Vail  posted the following statement to her campaign Facebook page:

"I am ready to serve. The latest county vote total, 84 to 54 makes the outcome seem fairly certain that the people of Tusayan have selected me as Mayor.  My sincere thanks to everyone who voted for me, as well as for those who did not. That’s because I will be Mayor for ALL of Tusayan.  Please join me in working together to build a better Tusayan in which the sales tax dollars will be used to benefit residents. We will work in earnest to accomplish projects such as the sports complex. We will make sure public safety gets the funding needed to keep us safe. And we will undertake new initiatives to bring quality housing to Tusayan.  I want to thank Mayor Sanderson for running a spirited campaign and for his seven years of service to our community as Councilmember and Mayor. There is lots of good work to be done and I look forward to it. I am eager to bring about a local government that works for YOU not the few."