In a display of absolute grit and heroism, Fred Paone tasted the thrill of victory in today's special election. The vote counts (as far as I can remember!) are as follows:
Fred Paone (R): 427
Debbie McKerrow (D): 358
Karen Jennings (G): 122
I am probably off but that's pretty close. There are only 17 absentee ballots, so the Paone victory is all but assured. The official count will not be completed until Friday.
I have to give great credit to the other 2 candidates. Karen Jennings ran a strong campaign, and truth be told, her votes likely split the democrat vote and allowed Fred to win. Debbie McKerrow ran a classy campaign, and this election cycle avoided the negativity seen in the last Ward 2 cycle. Debbie was so gracious as to come to the Paone reception after learning of his win.
So now, time to move on. Fred, your first agenda item is the budget! Sounds like a lot of fun.