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RECALL FAILS – Vote was close, however!

GLENWOOD CITY — The city council will stay the same following last Tuesday’s Recall Election that failed to change the makeup of the city council. The six council members and the mayor will retain their seats.

In the December 17th recall election only two votes separated incumbent councilperson David Graese from his challenger Chris Schone and just three votes where incumbent Nancy Hover won over her challenger Barb Standaert.

For Mayor, however, the vote difference was 43 votes as Mayor John Larson defeated challenger Ken Peterson by a count of 183 to 140. Graese won with a count of 162 to 160 and Hover had 163 with Standaert getting 160. There was one write in vote for mayor and one in the Schone vs. Graese contest.

Recount Possible

According to City Clerk/Treasurer Sharon Rosenow, a request to recount the ballots must be filed within three days after the election and then there is a short window to accomplish the recount. But as of press day (noon on December 20) the Tribune Press Reporter has not received any notification that a recount notice had been filed. Candidates had until 5 p.m. on Friday, December 20th to file for a recount.

Next Election

The City’s General Election will be held on the first Tuesday of April at which time those three incumbents in the recall election and councilperson Scott Schone will face re-election.

At present time nomination papers can be circulated for those seats and candidates have until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 7th, 2014 to file.