626 votes were cast. The unofficial results show
Ed Foster had 50.98% with 312 votes.
Jerry Lukkkasson had 38.40% with 235 votes.
Jenny Mills had 9.15% with 56 votes.
There were 9 Write-in votes cast.
9 candidates were seeking two Town Council positions:
Barbara Cowell had17.79% with 212 votes.
Pat Workman had 15.86% with 189 votes.
Joe Winslow had 14.43% with 165 votes.
Mark Orgeron had 13.84% with 165 votes.
It appears these top four will be in a run-off election in May.
Jennifer Jones had 11.24% with 134 votes.
Starr Bearscat had 8.72% with 104 votes.
Dean Taylor had 6.29% with 75 votes.
Sean Austin had 5.79% with 69 votes.
Bill Moore had 4.19% with 50 votes.
There were 22 write-in votes cast.
In the Vacancy Council Member race:
Mike Jewitt received 51.97% and 251 votes.
There were 232 write-in votes cast for former town manager John Prutch with 48.03% of the votes.
74.87% of the voters rejected a resolution to replace town ordinance asking to appoint the mayor, rather than by vote.
Clearly the voters of Quartzsite do not want Jerry Lukkkasson appointed as mayor or grand high poo-bah in perpetuity. The resolution was started by Jerry and Michele Lukkkasson but failed to garner enough signatures. Then the council placed it on the ballot, yet it still failed three to one.
This election has been the subject of ballot tampering by the town government and civil rights violations by the chief of police in an effort to bully potential voters who would have supported opposition candidates. Despite these efforts the people of Quartzsite are clearly fed up with the current town government and desire a regime change.