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Edna DeVries wins mayor’s race in Palmer by three votes


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.

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

Latest comments

  • When in hell did we have an election? We got NOTHING in the mail.

  • CONGRATS! from Ross & Hope Bieling!!

  • Congrats. 3 is as good as 300.

  • Congratulations…..🤗

  • Congrats from one of your soul mates in Wasilla.

  • I fully expect Democrats to “find” enough extra votes from somewhere to change the vote in favor of their candidate. It’s what Democrats do when an election is close.

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