Over a week after election day, Kirstin McFarlin-Reeths can now claim victory a second time in the race for the Sturgeon Bay District 7 alderperson race. The Sturgeon Bay Board of Canvassers performed the recount over the course of about three hours. The final tally favored the newcomer by an even slimmer margin of 247-245. One ballot was pulled because of a discrepancy in the poll book that incorrectly listed the voter as a resident of the district. Fifteen ballots did not vote for either candidate. Laurel Hauser watched the whole recount unfold and even though the final result did not go her way, she is happy she still went through with it.
McFarlin-Reeths will be sworn into office on Friday at 3 p.m. along with Mayor-elect David Ward and Alderpersons-elect Dan Williams, Gary Nault, and Helen Bacon.