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Charlie German leads Camp Verde mayoral race; Jessie Murdock tops in council vote

VERDE VALLEY - Perhaps following a trend nationwide of voter's distrust with incumbents, a number of surprises surfaced during the Aug. 30 mayoral primary election in the Verde Valley, including the ouster of one incumbent mayor and razor-thin victory of another.As of 9:46 p.m., the Yavapai County Recorder's Office reported 100 percent of ballots counted for the mayoral races in Camp Verde, Clarkdale and Jerome, with only Cottonwood pending with 40 percent of ballots counted. The results are as follows: