Democrats sweep Tucson city elections

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By Bryce Potter By Bryce Potter

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Democrats across Tucson celebrated Tuesday night as Jonathan Rothschild came out ahead in Tucson's race for mayor, along with council incumbents Regina Romero, Paul Cunningham and Shirley Scott.

With republican Bob Walkup choosing not to run for an additional term as Tucson's mayor, the race lacked an incumbent favorite.

Rothschild collected 55% of the vote with 40% going to republican Rick Grinnell and 5% going to green party candidate Mary DeCamp.

Tucson has not had a democratic mayor since Walkup was elected 12 years ago.

Ward 1 incumbent Regina Romero walked away with a solid victory over republican Beryl Baker, gathering 65% of the vote over Baker's 34%.

In Ward 2, democrat incumbent Paul Cunningham garnered 57% of the vote over republican Jennifer Rawson.

In the closest race of the election, incumbent Shirley Scott squeaked by with 51% of the vote over republican Tyler Vogt.

City officials say voter turnout was about 38 percent.