SLIM VICTORY LEADS TO CONSERVATIVE MAJORITY
Palmer Mayor Edna DeVries has won reelection by three votes. The results were announced this afternoon and are to be certified on Monday.
DeVries, a Republican, won 267 votes, while Jim Cooper, an undeclared, won 264.
Cooper was mayor of Palmer from 2006-2009.
DeVries, who has served three years as mayor, is a former State senator and former Palmer City Council Member. She was the City of Palmer Treasurer/Finance Director.
With DeVries win, as well as the victories of Richard Best and incumbent Steve Carrington on the Council, conservatives have flipped the makeup of the Palmer City Council, which had moved left in recent years.
The Canvass Board announced the results after reviewing absentee, early, questioned, and special needs ballots on Friday. The Palmer City Council is scheduled to certify the election results on Monday, Oct. 7, at 6 p.m. in Palmer City Hall Council Chambers.