2008-05-31 / Top News

St. Onge Retains Council Seat

Incumbent Jason St. Onge will keep his seat on Mackinac Island City Council following a recount vote Thursday, May 22. The two-vote difference in the May 6 election between Mr. St. Onge and Anneke Myers was confirmed, although each received one additional vote. Mr. St. Onge won the recount with 188 votes and Mrs. Myers received 186.

A total of 344 Island voters cast ballots in the election.

For the recount, ballots were delivered to the Mackinac County Courthouse in St. Ignace in a sealed container Thursday morning by Island Clerk Karen Lennard. The recount was supervised by County Clerk Mary Kay Tamlyn and attended by Mr. St. Onge and Mrs. Myers.

County canvassers participating in the recount were Dorothy Paquin, Gerry Huyck, Kathy Wells, and Donna Harju. Each candidate was allowed two observers. Representing Mr. St. Onge were his brother, Eric St. Onge, and Prentiss "Giz" Brown III. Mrs. Myers was represented by Mary Dufina and Joan Slater.

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