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Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Blackwell, Brownlee to face off Nov. 3 for Maple Heights mayor
Brownlee holds off Mitchell, claims second place in Sept. primary
County Board of Elections confirmed today that District 5 Councilman Bill
Brownlee held off former councilwoman Neomia Mitchell by two votes to win a
place on the ballot in the November 3 election opposite Annette Blackwell.
September 8 mayoral primary results between the 2nd and 3rd
place finishers triggered an automatic recount, which was completed today by
the elections board. The recount confirmed that Brownlee defeated
Mitchell 380-378. All 16 precincts in Maple Heights were rescanned, and 2
precincts were hand counted as part of the automatic recount process.
recount results confirmed our post-election certification with 100% accuracy,”
said chief elections official Pat McDonald in a statement released today.