Monticello City Council Candidate Charlotte Gabler finished with 1,465 votes in an election recount completed Friday at the Wright County Courthouse in Buffalo, seven votes ahead of Jim Davidson, who tallied 1,458 votes.
A recount is likely to determine who will become the second of two council members voted into office Tuesday, Nov. 4. Charlotte Gabler finished second with 1,466 votes, just six votes ahead of Jim Davidson, who tallied 1,460 votes. Davidson said Thursday afternoon he will reluctantly request a recount. “I’m very disappointed that’s the way we have to handle it, but I think it’s got to happen,” Davidson said Thursday afternoon.
Emmer’s win will continue Republican control of the 6th District seat in the U.S. House as Michele Bachmann, whom Emmer will succeed in the chair, has held the office for four terms since January 2007.