After yesterday’s primary election, it appears Gilbert Mayor Steve Berman will be out after his second term as the cities chief executive. Berman has been surrounded by controversies over the last couple of years and came in third in the primary election.
The general election will pit city councilman Donald Skousen vs. businessman John Lewis. Lewis captured 41% of the vote in the six way primary while Skousen received 20% and Berman received 16%.
While Mesa was not electing any public officials they did have a vote on Prop 300 to provide tax incentives to the Gaylord Resort to build a facility at the old GM Proving Grounds in east Mesa. The initiative passed overwhelmingly with 84% of the vote. If the project has the effect city officials are hoping for, Mesa and surrounding communities could see an economic windfall from the project in a couple of years.