Larry Brost has been declared the official winner of the Ward 1 runoff election, held on Tuesday, June 4th. The Board of Elections has certified the election and declared the following vote count:
Mr. Larry Brost received 434 votes (60.53%)
Mr. David Hudson received 283 votes (39.47%)
For information, Ward 1 has 3,780 registered voters, 717 of whom voted in the special election. This equates to a total of 18.97% of registered voters in Ward One that participated in the special election.
Mr. Brost was sworn into office on Monday, June 24, 2019.
At the April 2, 2019 Municipal Election, the two (2) candidates running for the office of Council Member in Ward One received the same number of votes...
State law dictates that the tie shall be resolved in one of the following ways:
The City calls a runoff election to determine a successful candidate; or
The candidates may agree to a drawing to determine the successful candidate.
The candidates selected Option 1., to have the tie broken via a special election, which was held on Tuesday, June 4, 2019.