Rec Centers’ Election results announced
Sun City West owners have elected five residents to the Recreation Centers of Sun City West Governing Board. Their terms begin July 1.
Earning three-year terms by being the top three vote-getters were: Tim Hurley with 2,018 votes; Jim Sloan with 1,992 votes; and Bryan Walus with 1,664 votes. Earning the fourth position, which is a two-year term, was Marion Mosley with 1,600 votes. The final top vote-getter was Vivien Wallis with 1,473 votes, who will serve a one-year term.
The Recreation Centers of Sun City West Governing Board is comprised of nine Directors, who are unpaid volunteers elected from among the membership.
The other two candidates who ran this year were George Kuchtyak Jr. and Glen Renshaw.
In a typical election year, three of the nine Director seats are up for election. The two-year and one-year positions opened up when former directors resigned. Tim Hurley was selected by the Board on July 14, 2016 to fill one of the vacant seats through June 30, and the final year of that term was filled through this election process. The other vacancy was very recent, so no replacement was named, instead using this election process to allow Sun City West owners to select the successor to that two-year seat. Sloan and Walus were sworn in Monday night to immediately fill the vacant terms.
Hurley also is returning to the Board, having filled a one-year term that became vacant last year.
A total of 2,808 votes were cast, including 2,485 early ballots. Only 323 were cast on Election Day due to the high number who voted early online
This year marks the first time in Sun City West’s history that voting online has been available. Vote-Now.com LLC provided the online voting software.
“The voting went very successfully this year,” said Election Chair Terry Hamman. “I thought the software performed exactly the way we wanted it to. You always have a couple little training issues, but on a whole people liked the new system. Turnout was really strong, both online and in person in comparison to previous years. Overall I believe it was the second highest turnout in recent history.
“I want to thank the election crew who was here all day to help voters with casting their votes on the computer,” Hamman added.
James Claiborne, managing partner of Vote-Now.com LLC, said, “It has been an honor partnering with Sun City West in conducting their first online election. It was great seeing how enthusiastic all the residents were to use computers and take advantage of this convenient option. We hope to be back next year.”