NEW ALBANY – The emergency re-vote in the New Albany Ward 3 alderman’s race apparently did change the outcome for the two challengers to incumbent Tommie Beasley, but the answer will not be known until Wednesday.
Beasley, who narrowly missed a primary victory with nearly 49 percent May 5, will still be in the runoff next Tuesday, but with Chris Bufford instead of Larry Dykes, even though Dykes was in second place in the primary.
Beasley got 124 votes or 45.09 percent of the re-vote while Dykes got 71 votes for 25.82 percent and Bufford got 75 votes for 27.27 percent.
That was the unofficial total, and City Clerk Anne Neal said the municipal Democratic executive committee will have to meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday to certify the results and count affidavit ballots.
NEMS Daily Journal