Mayor loses re-election in Oro Valley vote
Published on Friday, March 12, 2010
Paul Loomis, who has been mayor of Oro Valley since 1998, and councilman Kenneth “K.C.” Carter both lost their bids for re-election last week.
Loomis received the fewest votes among three candidates running for the town’s mayor. The other two, Mike Zinkin and Satish Hiremath, will be in a run-off election on May 18.
Among the candidates for three town council seats, community activist Mary Snider won one of the seats by getting a majority vote in the March 9 election. The other two seats will be decided in the May run-off election among the other four top vote-getters: former TV anchorman Lou Waters, retired communications manager Joe Hornat, veterinarian Donald Emmons and attorney Matthew Rabb.
Loomis and Carter had come under criticism for forcing the resignation in September of town manager David Andrews, who had worked for the town for 18 years starting out in the finance department. The other two council members in that 4-3 termination vote, Paula Abbott and Al Kunisch, have since resigned from the council.