There were an addition 443 ballots counted this update. Current results represent a 75.43% turnout. Based on historical trends, this is a little north of the historical turnout rates.
While the final deadline for certification of results is Dec 6, the County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to meet on the afternoon of Tuesday Dec 4 to certify the election results. That evening at 7 pm on Dec 4, the Clayton City Council will meet to swear in the new members and reconstitute the Council (select Mayor, Vice Mayor).
What I learned from the last Council meeting is that the agenda for the December 4 meeting will be light, however if anyone wishes to view the swearing in ceremony that meeting is when it will happen.
Based on the results above, it appears that myself and Mr. Wolfe have each earned one of the two spots available for election. As I wrote earlier, I want to thank everyone who supported my campaign and candidacy. I look forward to working with Mr. Wolfe and the rest of the Council. It will be my privilege to represent my neighbors on the Council.
I want to thank Brian Buddell for running a spirited and energetic campaign. We had an opportunity to coordinate some of our campaign efforts and I appreciated the time, energy, ideas, and enthusiasm he committed to his campaign. I also want to thank Mr. Shuey. Even though we were opponents in this election, I appreciate his many years of public service and wanted to thank him for all he has done for the benefit of Clayton.
I recognize this was a very close election so to any who did not vote for me - I hope I can earn your support in the years to come.