Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Blackwell, Brownlee to face off Nov. 3 for Maple Heights mayor

It's official: 
Brownlee holds off Mitchell, claims second place in Sept. primary

The 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.
Bill Brownlee

Annette Blackwell

The 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. 

“The recount results confirmed our post-election certification with 100% accuracy,” said chief elections official Pat McDonald in a statement released today.