Three of four candidates for state House fare best with voters in their hometowns

Three of the four candidates for District 3 in the state House of Representatives generally fared best with the voters in their hometowns, according to an analysis of the unofficial results of Tuesday's general election.

Kingman Republican Joe Hart, the top vote-getter countywide with 15,765 votes, received 2,477 votes in the 10 precincts that cover Kingman and adjoining unincorporated areas, according to the analysis.

The other vote breakdowns for the Kingman precincts are 2,081 for Democrat Matt Capalby of Kingman, 1,969 for Republican Bill Wagner of Bullhead City and 1,276 for Democrat Richard Glancy of Kingman, who also finished fourth countywide and in the Bullhead City, Lake Havasu City and Golden Valley precincts.

The two top vote-getters will be elected to the two seats in the newly reapportioned district, which covers most of Mohave County and portions of La Paz and Coconino counties.

State Rep.

Linda Binder, R-Lake Havasu City, defeated Democrat Jacquie Jessie of Bullhead City in the race for the District 3 Senate seat.

Wagner, the second-place finisher of the House candidates countywide with 14,377 votes, drew the most votes of any candidates in the 12 Bullhead City precincts.

Wagner received 2,418 votes in those precincts, compared with 2,203 for Hart, 1,677 for Capalby and 1,392 for Glancy.

Capalby finished third countywide with 10,567 votes, but he came in second in the Kingman precincts.

Glancy finished fourth countywide with 8,290 votes.

The 20 precincts in Lake Havasu City followed the countywide trend.

The vote counts were 9,147 for Hart, 6,794 for Wagner, 4,998 for Capalby and 3,836 for Glancy.

In the four Golden Valley precincts, the counts were 660 votes for Hart, 521 for Wagner, 498 for Capalby and 387 for Glancy.

County Elections Director Allen Tempert stressed following the release of the unofficial results at 12:41 a.m.

Wednesday that 3,000 to 5,000 early ballots remained to be counted.

He added that he hopes elections workers will finish the ballot processing by Friday.