Amidst all the furor of the teacher walkout—now stretching into it’s third day—a city council election for Wards 1, 2 and 5 went somewhat unnoticed.
Or maybe we should say “about the same,” because that’s what the results ended up bringing to bear.
After a primary in February to determine the winners of a heated Ward 2, the runoff election finally came today, with incumbents in Wards 1 and 2 taking home the win with over 60% of the vote in each. It’s surely not a wide margin, but enough to clinch it.
The one ward that will see a change this time around is Ward 5, in which contender Bruce Bledsoe defeated incumbent Alan Jones by just over 13 points.
The other number worth noting was the voter turnout; only Ward 1 managed to break into the triple digits. And since the primary in April saw only 77 voters turn out for that one, again the phrase “about the same,” comes to mind.
See the full stats results below.