Bill Nelson won a fourth term..and I won a fifth in final results released today by the local Boards of Election.
Mayor Nelson won a second squeaker...An eleven vote mandate against Jack McGrath. Frankly, I disagree with some of Mayor Nelson's approach to KnoxGate....but he is a great guy who in January will be head of the NY Conference of Mayors and that's something the Maple City can be proud of.
As for me, the final total was 2137-1969. The people who wanted to vote did vote and the result is the City Council remains the same.
It was a tough race, and for all my opponent did right in terms of GOTV, the key mistake was going negative against someone most residents think has done a good job, even if they thought it was time for a change.
A positive vision for change does not include being nasty. Race over...time to move on.