Two clear winners, one uncertainty after close city council race

Published: Nov. 6, 2019 at 5:01 AM CST
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With 2019 Topeka city council elections wrapped up, there are two clear winners, and one remaining uncertainty between a pair of candidates.

In district two - Christina Valdivia-Alcala was in a competitive race with Will Pope - she won with 57 percent of the votes, Pope took roughly 38 percent.

The third candidate Tamika Terry took the remaining 5 percent.

"I feel good, I feel thankful, really humbled and so glad that the people of district 2 have chose me as their representative," Valdivia-Alcala said.

Hannah Naeger takes the district six seat with 61 percent of the votes.

She was up against Lucas Ryan and Clark Trammell - who ended with a nearly even vote split of about 20 percent each.

"We worked so hard, we put it all out there, we tried to reach as many voters as possible and really earn votes," Naeger said.

"I've learned so much about the city I grew up in and it's been so rewarding."

The district eight race between incumbent Jeff Coen and former mayoral candidate Spencer Duncan is still too close to call with votes split almost exactly 50/50.

Coen has a total of 1,065 votes and Duncan has only 14 votes more at 1,079.

Regardless of the results both the candidates with were happy voters showed up to the polls.

"There's still a ways to go. The number one priority is making sure every vote gets counted," Duncan said.

"I just want to thank everybody for coming out this year, city elections are really tough. There's very low turnout and we really appreciate everybody that does participate in our election process," Coen said.

With a race that tight- it's still too close to pick an official winner in district eight - as there's a chance some mail-in ballots haven't been counted.

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