Williams still wins after recount
Kerry Craig | News-Telegram Assistant Editor

June 24, 2005 - A recount Friday morning of votes cast in the June 11 runoff election for Place 7 on the Sulphur Springs City Council added one vote to the total votes received by Yolanda Williams to 239.

In the runoff, Williams had apparently defeated Dan Hamiter by a five-vote margin — 238 to 233. Hamiter filed for a recount, which was held this morning.

After the votes were counted the final time, the totals changed ever so slightly with the discovery of a single uncounted ballot to bring the final totals to 239 for Yolanda Williams and 233 for Dan Hamiter.

Immediately after the recount results were announced, Williams said she had remained confident she would prevail and that she was now looking forward to taking her place on the city council.

Williams said she will work toward the same goals for the community she identified when she announced as a candidate for the council seat.

The Place 7 seat on the council has been held by Lydia Bryant, who did not seek re-election to another term because of increased demands from her business.

City Secretary Gale Roberts said a special council meeting has been called for Tuesday, June 21, for the council to canvass the final vote and declare the results official.

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