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Queen Creek primary election results finalize what Town Council will look like next year

The elected Town Council will be seated in January 2023.

Queen Creek voters elected a new mayor and three Town Council members in the Aug. 2 primary election. In addition, Propositions 464 and 465 were approved by voters, according to final results from both Maricopa and Pinal counties.

It's no surprise that Councilwoman Julia Wheatley will be the next mayor of Queen Creek in January, as she ran unopposed for mayor. Incumbent Dawn Oliphant was re-elected to the Town Council along with candidates Bryan McClure and Travis Padilla. In addition, Proposition 464, permanent base adjustment, and Proposition 465, Southwest Gas franchise agreement, were approved by Queen Creek voters in both counties.

Padilla, a father of five and local business owner who has lived in Queen Creek for 13 years, was a surprise win for many as he was not backed by those who were supporting the team ticket of Oliphant, McClure and Matt McWilliams.

To view all primary elections results, visit Recorder.Maricopa.Gov for Maricopa County and for Pinal County.

The elected Town Council will be seated in January 2023.