2019 Tucson Mayoral Election
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2019 Tucson Mayoral Election
2019 Tucson mayoral election
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Candidate Regina Romero Edward Ackerley
Party Democratic Independent
Popular vote 47,273 33,673
Percentage 55.72% 39.69%

Mayor before election

Jonathan Rothschild

Elected Mayor

Regina Romero

The 2019 Tucson mayoral election was held on November 5, 2019. It saw the election of Regina Romero.


Primaries were held August 27, 2019.[1] Three candidates ran in the Democratic primary, one official write-in ran in the Green primary, while none ran in either the Libertarian or Republican primaries.[1]

Democratic primary



Poll source Date(s)
Margin of
Arizona Daily Star/Strongpoint Opinion Research[2] July 2019 1,693 10% 6% 31% 15% 36%

^ Not running in Democratic Primary


Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Regina Romero 24,592 50.17
Democratic Steve Farley 18,175 37.08
Democratic Randi Dorman 6,109 12.46
Democratic Write-in 137 0.28
Turnout 49,013

Green primary

Green primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Green Mike Cease (write-in) 91 59.48
Green Other write-ins 62 40.52
Turnout 153

Libertarian primary

Libertarian primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Write-in 104 100.00
Turnout 104

Republican primary

While both Frank Konarski and Sam Nagy filed paperwork to run for the Republican nomination, neither met the signature requirements to get on the ballot.[3][4]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Write-in 4,828 100.00
Turnout 4,828

Independent candidates

  • Ed Ackerley, co-owner of Ackerley Advertising[2][4][5]


  • Al Pesqueira (identified as Republican), unqualified write-in, withdrew from race[6][7]

General election

Regina Romero was elected the first-ever female mayor of Tucson,[8] and the first Hispanic mayor of the city since the Latino Estevan Ochoa was mayor from 1875 to 1876.[8]

This is the first time in over 30 years that Republicans have not run a candidate in an open-seat Tucson mayoral race.[3]

General election[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Regina Romero 47,273 55.72
Independent Edward Ackerley 33,673 39.69
Green Mike Cease 3,281 3.87
Write-in Write-ins 615 0.72
Turnout 84,842 100%


  1. ^ a b c d e f "City of Tucson Primary Election August 27, 2019 STATISTICS" (PDF). City of Tucson. 3 September 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d Ferguson, Joe (27 July 2019). "Poll: More than a third of voters undecided in race to be Tucson's next mayor". Tucson.com. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Political Notebook: Lack of Republican mayoral candidate linked to a more liberal Tucson, says local GOP". Arizona Daily Star. 30 May 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ a b Smith, Dylan (29 May 2019). "No Republicans running for Tucson mayor after filing deadline". Tucson Sentinel. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ Ferguson, Joe (28 August 2019). "Romero wins Democratic primary for Tucson mayor, will face independent Ackerley". Tucson.com. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ Smith, Dylan (20 September 2019). "There's a Republican running for Tucson mayor after all". Tucson Sentinel. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ Smith, Dylan (1 October 2019). "Republican write-in Pesqueira drops Tucson mayor bid, citing lack of support". Tucson Sentinel. Retrieved 2019.
  8. ^ a b Nuño-Pérez, Stephen; Gamboa, Suzanne (28 August 2019). "Regina Romero wins Democratic primary in Tucson, poised to be city's first woman, first Latina mayor". NBC News. Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ "UNOFFICIAL RESULTS CITY OF TUCSON GENERAL AND SPECIAL ELECTION NOVEMBER 5, 2019" (PDF). Tucson, Arizona. 5 November 2019. Retrieved 2019.

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