8 vying for Oro Valley’s mayoral seat, Town Council posts


The town of Oro Valley will hold its primary elections for mayor and three Town Council seats on Aug. 28.

Incumbent Mayor Satish Hiremath is seeking re-election to his third term and will face off against Joe Winfield, who ran for the position during a recall election in 2015.

For the Town Council, three incumbent candidates, Vice Mayor Lou Waters and council members Joe Hornat and Mary Snider are seeking to return for another four-year term. Opposing them are Melanie Barrett, Joyce Jones-Ivey and Josh Nicolson.

The El Conquistador Golf Club — now the Oro Valley Community Center — continues to be an issue for the town since its purchase in 2015 for $1 million. According to the town budget for 2017, Oro Valley had expenditures of nearly $6.5 million related to the club.

The Arizona Daily Star talked to the eight candidates about their motivation for running, how they would address the community center, and their visions for the next four years.

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