Hand count confirms Goodman victory

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November 9, 2009 // UPDATED 6:35 pm - November 13, 2009
By: Cristof Traudes
Cristof Traudes

Results from the post-Nov. 3 election hand count are beginning to trickle in. On Friday, the city released the outcome of Downtown's sole City Council race, and there was no upset: Incumbent Council Member Lisa Goodman (7th Ward) won handily.

Goodman, who had the largest incumbent cash flow of anybody besides Mayor R.T. Rybak, received 2,997 of 4,392 first-round votes, or 68.2 percent. Michael Katch came in second with 1,042 votes and Jeff Wagner third with 321 votes.

In other wards, incumbent council members Cam Gordon (2nd Ward), Don Samuels (5th Ward), Robert Lilligren (6th Ward), Sandy Colvin Roy (12th Ward) and Betsy Hodges (13th Ward) are set to return. Newcomer John Quincy was confirmed as the new 11th Ward representative.

Samuels was the first candidate to win in a runoff; the contest took two rounds' worth of counting.

Hand counting is occurring in this order: Ward 13, 12, 2, 11, 6, 7, 5, 10, 4, 3, 1, 8 and 9. Until counting is complete and the results can be certified, all winners remain unofficial.