After a feisty candidate race, preliminary results reveal that Leo Facio has been reelected mayor of Harrison Hot Springs winning 432 votes – 59.1 per cent of the vote – beating out challenger John Allen at 282 votes – 38.6 per cent.
Incumbent Samantha Piper took the lead for councillors, winning 434 votes. Gerry Palmer was close behind winning a seat on council with 397 votes. Ray Hooper won 389 votes and Michie Vidal was elected with 384.
Candidates Allan Jackson, Zoltan Kiss, Leslie Ghezesan and Sung Y Wong are runners-up.
A total of 731 votes were cast out of 1,222 eligible voters.
Official results are not confirmed until Oct. 24.
Stay tuned for more about Harrison’s new council.