On October 6th the Elections Department conducted primary elections for the cities of Buffalo and Davenport to narrow the field of contestants for the upcoming municipal elections to be held on November 3rd.  In Buffalo seven candidates vied for six positions on the general election ballot.  Of those six candidates, voters in Buffalo will elect three to the city council.  Congratulations to Kim Buchanan, Christine Carson, Olin Meador, Dana Jo Smith, Dave Stickrod, and Debbie Wilson on making it through the Buffalo Primary Election. 

In Davenport, three candidates in the Third Ward vied for two positions on the general election ballot.  One of those candidates will be elected as Third Ward Alderman on November 3rd.  The incumbant Bill Boom received 190 votes.  There was a very close decision for second place, with one vote separating the apparent winner, Paul Vasquez, who garnered 58 votes, from Michael Elliott, who garnered 57 votes.  Michael Elliott has requested a recount.  Congratulations to Bill Boom, and tentatively, to Paul Vasquez on making it through the Third Ward Primary Election.

The recount of the Third Ward Primary Election results will occur on Monday, October 12th starting at 9:00 a.m. with the recount board meeting in the Board Room on the 1st floor of the County Administration Building, 600 West 4th Street in Davenport.  Each candidate will appoint a representative to the recount board.  Their first order of business will be to appoint a third member to the board.  The candidates have informed my office that Keith Meyer will be selected as the third member.  We hope to have the recount completed within a few hours.  If the results change then the report of the recount board would be presented to the County Board of Supervisors at their Tuesday, october 13th meeting for recertification.