Political newcomer and kombucha businessmen Brian Daniels has unseated Linda Combs on the Palmer City Council. With absentee and questioned ballots now counted, he edged out the incumbent Combs by 13 votes.
“Some of you might know me from my days at Vagabond Blues or as current co-owner at 203 Kombucha. I’m also a huge music nerd and absolutely love the talent that Palmer has to offer…which has culminated into starting a music production company called 3000-21 Productions,” Daniels wrote. He is a graduate of Colony High School.
With Daniels joining the Palmer City Council, the edge is decidedly more liberal with a 4-3 liberal advantage. Daniels’ kombucha business was one of the prime sponsors of a Black Lives Matter rally this summer in Palmer.
Some 1,211 people voted in the Oct. 6 municipal election. Also elected was Sabrena Combs. 729 people voted absentee, questioned, early, or special needs ballots, while only 482 voters showed up at the polls on election day.