The Columbia County Board of Elections has updated the results one more time to include the write-ins in the First and Third wards.
In the First Ward, Margaret Morris received 161 votes, beating out Gary Purnhagen for a seat on the Council. The final numbers were: Art Frick 163; Gary Purnhagen 137; Margaret Morris 161; and other 26.
In the Third Ward, among the write-in candidates, Amber Harris received the greater number of votes. The final numbers were: Calvin Lewis 131; Ryan Wallace 170; Amber Harris 84; Shershah Mizan 22; and other 22. Since Lewis resigned as Third Ward alderman in July as a consequence of taking a job with the Youth Department, it would seem that he would/should decline the office now, thus giving Harris the Council seat.