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Incumbent Christy pulls ahead in Pima County District 4 supervisors race
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Incumbent Christy pulls ahead in Pima County District 4 supervisors race

Candidates for Pima County Board of Supervisors, District 4. Steve Christy, left, and Steve Diamond.

Republican Steve Christy is now leading Democrat Steve Diamond in the race to represent District 4 on the Pima County Board of Supervisors.

As of 11 p.m. Tuesday, unofficial results show that incumbent Christy holds nearly 52% of the vote, while Diamond holds 48%. Diamond took an initial lead over Christy earlier in the night and votes are still being recorded. 

If Diamond unseats Christy, it will be the first time a Democrat has held the seat since the district was created in 1972.

District 4 encompasses eastern Pima County, including parts of Green Valley, Vail, Sahuarita and Mount Lemmon. There are about 56,000 registered Republicans, 49,000 registered Democrats and 42,000 independents living in the area.

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In the August primary, Christy garnered 64% of about 30,000 votes, defeating fellow Republican John Backer. Diamond ran unopposed in the primary, bringing in over 29,000 votes from Democrats.

Christy, who was elected to his first term in 2016, is a lifelong Tucsonan and local business owner. If re-elected in November, Christy said his focus will continue to be on business and economic development, improving roads and maintaining a strong relationship with local law enforcement.

Diamond, a longtime Pima County resident with a career in information technology, is the co-founder of the Pima County Democrats’ Labor Caucus and the co-leader of the Justice Alliance – Indivisible Southern Arizona.

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