In what may be the surprise contest of this election season, Mr. Marvin Jarrett is down by 18 votes to Ms. Vivian Holder. There are 70 ballots still in limbo. However, no one has been able to determine from which precincts those ballots come. Statistically, Ms. Holder has the advantage and could very well be the next city council person from Ward 5.
Ms. Holder ran for this office in 2010 and lost a very close race to Mr. Jarrett. This time, the tide seems to have tilted in her favor.
After the election commission completes its work, we will supplement this report.