City council contest too close to call

Election board officials sort ballots cast in the Cordova Regular Election. (March 3, 2020) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

The contest for Cordova City Council Seat B will be decided after outstanding ballots have been counted, officials announced.

The Tuesday, March 3 Cordova Regular Election saw incumbent Ken Jones challenged by Cathy Sherman, former president of Cordova Public Library and the Cordova Historical Museum. When counting concluded Tuesday evening, Sherman led Jones 209 votes to 191. However, Sherman’s 18-vote lead could be overturned as outstanding ballots, including absentee ballots, are tallied.

Up to 67 outstanding ballots remain to be counted, City Clerk Susan Bourgeois said. Remaining outstanding ballots will be counted beginning 9 a.m., March 11. An announcement of results is expected later that day.

Council Seat B was the only position contested in the Cordova Regular Election.

“I’m glad this many people are doing their civic duty, regardless of that there’s only one contested seat,” Bourgeois said.