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DiCiccio holds strong lead in heated Phoenix race

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PHOENIX (AP) - Fiscal hawk Sal DiCiccio has a big lead over challenger Karlene Keogh Parks in a hotly contested Phoenix City Council race.

Vote counting from Tuesday's election won't finish until Friday, but DiCiccio has a 2,800-vote lead over Parks out of approximately 30,000 votes cast in District 6.

Public employee unions targeted DiCiccio, a critic of pension benefits that he called too generous.

Meanwhile, incumbent Jim Waring easily defeated challenger Virgin Cain in District 2.

In District 4, Justin Johnson and Laura Pastor appear headed for a runoff for District 4's open seat.

Johnson is a son of former Mayor Paul Johnson. Pastor is daughter of U.S. Rep. Ed Pastor.

In District 8's race for an open seat, Kate Gallego may face a runoff with Warren Stewart.

According to early results...

District 2: Jim Waring leading with 76% of the vote

District 4: Justin Johnson leading with 34% of the vote

District 6: Sal DiCiccio leading with 54% of the vote

District 8: Kate Gallego leading with 46% of the vote

*These results are not yet official

In Prescott, voters decided to re-elect Mayor Marlin Kuykendall for a third time. He faced off against former city councilwoman Lindsay Bell, receiving 7,040 votes to surpass her 5,378.

Prescott unofficial results

Statement by Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton:

"I want to congratulate Jim Waring and Sal DiCiccio for their hard-fought victories to earn another term on the City Council. We have incredible opportunities in Phoenix, and I look forward to working with each of them as we build a stronger city and a modern economy that works for everyone."

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