Nov. 4 primary set for Peoria City Council seat

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Ken Krieger By Jennifer Thomas Ken Krieger By Jennifer Thomas

PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) -- A federal judge has set a Nov. 4 primary election date for the Mesquite District seat on the Peoria City Council.

Dr. Ken Krieger is running against Ben Toma and Bridget Binsbacher. If needed, a runoff general election will be held March 10.

U.S. District Judge David Campbell halted the scheduled Aug. 26 primary for the seat after Krieger's name was left off two ballots as a result of a Maricopa County Elections Department printing error.

Krieger sued Aug. 7 after two mail-in ballots failed to include his name.

A third ballot was mailed out and did list Krieger's candidacy, but the city council voted to count the two flawed ballots anyway.

Campbell issued a temporary restraining order Aug. 22 to block the counting of any votes in the race.

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