Vásquez, who ran unsuccessfully for council in November of 2005, garnered almost 29,000 votes in the 2005 election and was approximately 2,500 votes shy in winning one of the 6 seats available. He says he will be a candidate for this seat in November.
The vote came after a futile effort by Mike Craig, the apparent victor in the city council District 3 election on May 2, to be sworn in to his seat prior to the vote to fill the at-large vacancy.
Craig wins by 5 and wants to be the District 3 representative for the McCloskey replacement vote
According to the Lucas County Board of Elections, its final, official tally was concluded Monday with Craig winning the Toledo City District 3 Council seat by 5 votes over incumbent Taylor Balderas, who was endorsed by the Lucas County Democratic Party and its Hispanic/Latino Caucus.
Due to the closeness of the vote, there will be an automatic recount after 5 days. Craig argued that in light of the official vote that Tuesday’s vote for Bob McCloskey’s Council-at-Large seat be postponed until after the recount but Toledo City Council President Rob Ludeman put a nix to this request in a preliminary statement.
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