Bullhead City voters return Brady, council

August 30, 2018

BULLHEAD CITY — Residents voted Tuesday to give Bullhead City Mayor Tom Brady another four years in office.

“It’s been the honor of a lifetime to serve as mayor of Bullhead City for the past four years,” Brady said. “I’ve worked very hard along with the whole city council and staff to move the city forward in a positive manner and with the help of so many individuals and organizations. I believe that we have accomplished much in the past four years and I’m extremely optimistic and excited about our future — and now I’m eternally grateful to those voters of our community for putting their faith in me and voting for me to continue for another term.”

As of midnight, Mohave County Elections Department unofficial results show Brady received 62 percent of the 5,439 votes cast, with challenger Jerry Duvall receiving 37 percent. The county also reported 16 write-in votes, although the names of those recipients weren’t available.

Duvall, a U.S. Army veteran and 35-year resident of Bullhead City, served on the Bullhead City Elementary School District Board for six years and served two terms on Bullhead City Council.

Brady, a Vietnam veteran, has been a resident of Bullhead City since 1982, working for Mohave County for 19 years, retiring in 2002 from the position of parks director. He served for 10 years as elected Bullhead City Justice of the Peace in Justice Court before being elected in 2014 to his first term as mayor.

“For my part I promise that I will continue to serve our citizens to the best of my ability so that all of us can be proud to call Bullhead City our home,” Brady said.

In the race for two Bullhead City Council seats, Mohave County Elections unofficial results showed incumbent Steve D’Amico received 32 percent of 7,766 votes cast. Since there were two seats open, D’Amico’s vote total actually represents 64 percent of available votes he could have received, enough to earn him re-election.

“I value contributions, comments, and concerns and respond accordingly,” D’Amico told the Daily News. “Every issue that comes before the council, I study, listen, and am willing to have preconceived ideas challenged without bias or prejudice.”

D’Amico was first elected in 2014.

Incumbent Annette Wegmann, elected in 2016, received 26 percent of the votes — 52 percent of available votes — and a 3 percent lead over challenger Norma Brummett. Challenger Gerald Ross captured 17 percent of the total votes cast.

Wegmann told the Daily News she felt her strongest qualification for the job was her experience on City Council.

“We have accomplished so much in the past couple of years such as our economic growth,” Wegmann said. “I would truly like to continue to focus on bringing businesses to our community and focus on the community’s growth.”

Mohave County recorded voter turnout in the county at 29.55 percent and in Bullhead City at 28 percent.

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