Recount confirms Reynoldsburg city council, school board election results

Following an official recount, Stacie Baker has won the final city on Reynoldsburg City Council by 2 votes and Robert Barga takes the final seat on the Reynoldsburg Board of Education by 7 votes.

According to Aaron Sellers, Franklin County Board of Elections public information officer, on the order of the Ohio Secretary of State, the board of elections conducted a recount of the Nov. 7 elections for Reynoldsburg City Council and Reynoldsburg Board of Education. The recount, conducted Dec. 4-6, revealed no differences from the official results certified on Nov. 21.

“The originally declared results stand,” said Sellers.

The certified results from the Franklin County Board of Elections from the Nov. 7 election for these races are:

•City Council (three elected): Kristin Bryant, 3,258; Barth Cotner, 3,188; Stacie Baker, 3,145; Kelly Cruse, 3,143; Chris Long, 2,914; and Aaron DeLong, 2,787.

•Board of Education (three elected): Jeni Quesenberry, 4,402; Joe Begeny, 3,955; Robert Barga, 3,117; Robert Truex II, 3,110.

Recounts are required when there is less than one half of one percent difference between the declared winning candidate and the candidate who received the next highest number of total votes cast.

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