1 Vote Separates Hurley Mayor from Challenger

1 Vote Separates Hurley Mayor from Challenger

Updated: April 04, 2018 02:52 PM

Editor's note: This story has been corrected to reflect Mayor Pinardi losing the race by one vote, not winning by one vote.

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Every vote counts, especially in Hurley -- where unofficial election results show the mayor lost to his challenger by just one vote.

The preliminary count shows Mayor Joseph Pinardi with 184 votes and challenger Paul Mullard with 185 votes. Iron County Clerk Michael Saari said he was told by city officials that they counted the ballots three times.

There's no immediate word whether a formal recount will be requested.

In Hurley's alderperson at-large race, preliminary results say the six available seats will go to Joanne Bruneau (287 votes), Steven Lombardo (285), Jay Aijala (266), Robert Lanctoe (234), Stephanie Innes-Smith (215), and Jamey Francis (213). Terrence Seibel placed seventh with 194 votes.

Aijala also won the Iron County Supervisor District 1 race with 62 votes, defeating incumbent Paul Mullard, who received 58 votes.

The only other contested Iron County Supervisor race was in District 12, where incumbent James Kichak retained his seat in a three-way race. Kichak received 76 votes, while James Schmidt received 62 votes and Tanner Hill received 23 votes.

In the City of Montreal, Erik Guenard defeated incumbent Mayor Todd Haeger. Guenard received 144 votes and Haeger received 65.

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