Superstition Fire and Medical District board general election results

From left are Superstition Fire and Medical District Governing Board members Todd House, Larry Strand, then-Chairman Jeff Cross, Jason Moeller and Board Clerk Gene Gehrt at the Feb. 21 meeting. (Photo by Richard H. Dyer, Independent Newsmedia)

Three people are vying for two seats on the Superstition Fire and Medical District Board in the Nov. 6 general election. Voters live in Pinal County.

Early unofficial voting results (last updated at 3:29 a.m. Nov. 7) show the following: With 102 of 102 precincts reporting, Todd House, 7,067; Kathleen Ann Chamberlain, 6,700; and Gene Gehrt, 4,460.

All precincts have early and provisional ballots that will be processed in the days to come, according to the Pinal County Elections Department’s website.

“All polling place ballots have been tabulated. We have (approximately) 30-35,000 early ballots and 6,800 provisional ballots to process,” elections department officials posted on the website at 3:29 a.m. Nov. 7.

Kathleen Chamberlain

Ms. Chamberlain served on the Fire District Fire Prevention and Investigation Commission in Washtenaw County, Michigan.

Gene Gehrt

Mr. Gehrt has been a member and clerk of the fire district governing board since 2014.

Todd House

Mr. House has been an elected member of the fire district board of directors since 2006 and a Pinal County supervisor since 2012.

SFMD was established in 1955 under what is now Arizona Revised Statutes 48-261. It was formed by property owners and registered voters who petitioned the Pinal County Board of Supervisors to create a special taxing district to provide fire protection services. The fire district encompasses 62 square miles.

The fire district provides fire suppression, fire prevention, wildland protection, advanced life support, rescue, extrication and medical transportation services out of five fire stations: Fire Station 261, 1135 W Superstition Blvd. in Apache Junction; Fire Station 262, 3955 E. Superstition Blvd. in Apache Junction; Fire Station 263, 1645 S. Idaho Road in Apache Junction; Fire Station 264, 7557 E. U.S. Highway 60 in Gold Canyon; and Fire Station 265, 9294 E. Don Donnelly Trail in Gold Canyon.

The Apache Junction Independent is mailed each month to 35,000 homes.

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