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Scottsdale Primary Election: Candidate Lineup and Deadlines

Scottsdale primary election: Candidate lineup and deadlines


With the candidate field set for Scottsdale’s July 30 primary election, voters should take note of important deadlines coming soon. 

The voter registration deadline for the primary election is July 1. Early voting begins July 3. The last day to request an early ballot is July 19. Early ballots should be mailed back no later than July 23; however, you may vote early in person through July 26. 

In Scottsdale, three candidates are vying for mayor and nine candidates for three open City Council seats. 

Mayoral candidates:

  •  Lisa Borowsky
  • Linda Milhaven 
  • David ”Dave” Ortega

City Council candidates: 

  • Tammy Caputi
  • Stephen H. Casares
  • Jan Dubauskas
  • Tom Durham
  • Mason Gates
  • Adam Kwasman
  • Justin Laos
  • Robert “Bob” Lettieri
  • Maryann McAllen

If no candidate gets a majority of the votes cast for their office, the two mayoral candidates and the six council candidates who received the most votes will advance to the Nov. 5 general election.

Nov. 5 General Election Information

The City Council has also referred two items to the November ballot for Scottsdale voters to consider - a city proposal to replace and reduce an expiring sales tax, and an adjustment to the city's state-imposed spending limitation.

Learn more about these ballot items in these Frequently Asked Questions documents:

Voters may file arguments supporting or opposing the measures that will appear in the official election publicity pamphlet. Those wanting to file arguments must file an original signed argument as well as an electronic version of the argument that is 300 words or less with the City Clerk by 5 p.m. Aug. 7 (a $100 fee applies).

Learn more about the argument filing process, and about the candidates and proposed ballot measures at Scottsdale.Vote.