Flagstaff residents can expect some familiar faces on the "new" city council next month.
Voters gave community organizer Coral Evans and NAU employee Karla Brewster second, four-year terms Tuesday.
The new face on the council will be Jeff Oravits, who served on the city's appointed water commission and campaigned as a critic of City Hall overspending.
All three candidates were backed by the Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce.
The fourth person endorsed by the Chamber, consultant John Malin, came in last in the six-person race.
Evans received the most votes Tuesday night, getting 560 more than Mayor-elect Jerry Nabours and nearly 1,200 more than her nearest council rival, Brewster.
Evans ran as an advocate for neighborhood issues, including the controversial property maintenance ordinance.
"I am so honored the citizens of Flagstaff would trust a second term to me," she said on Tuesday night. "I look forward to the next four years and serving my community."
Brewster said she, too, looked forward to a second term, pledging to work with the new mayor and Councilmember-elect Oravits.
"I can work with anybody," she said.
Brewster spent most of her time on the campaign trail championing economic growth, including the newly-created Economic Collaborative of Northern Arizona and the expansion of the Northern Arizona Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology.
Oravits, a landlord, ran against what he saw as wasteful city spending, unresponsive city bureaucrats and the proposed property maintenance ordinance.
He pledged to work cooperatively with his fellow councilmembers, especially the new mayor.
"I am very excited to see Jerry get in as mayor. I think that with all the councilmembers and the new mayor, we are going to work together and get some things done for Flagstaff," he said.
Jim McCarthy, who came in fourth Tuesday night, said he was disappointed in the low voter turnout of about 39 percent.
He said he believes conservative voters came out to support Nabours and Oravits while moderates stayed home, and last night's results represent a shift in the local political landscape.
"It is very possible (the Council) is going take a dramatic shift in direction," McCarthy said. "It is something I am worried about,"
Small business owner Avtar Khalsa also said he was disappointed with the low turnout.
"I was hoping for more turnout, but I really don't have a sense for the way the low turnout affected the results," he said.
The new mayor and councilmembers will be seated on June 19.
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