LEEDS — Incumbent Mayor Wayne Peterson won his re-election bid in Leeds Tuesday, holding off a challenge from Town Council member Elliott Sheltman. According to unofficial results announced by the Washington County Clerk’s office, Peterson received 214 votes, or 73 percent of the total cast. Sheltman earned 79 votes, or 27 percent.
In the Leeds Town Council race, Danielle Stirling was the top vote-getter with 158 votes, or 31 percent of the 509 votes cast as of Tuesday.
However, the race for the second-place seat is still too close to call, as only three votes separated the next two candidates. Alan Roberts received 127 votes, or 24.95 percent, while Ronald Cundick received 124 votes, or 24.36 percent.
With an undetermined number of outstanding and provisional ballots yet uncounted, the outcome could change when the final vote canvass takes place Nov. 17, Leeds town recorder Kristi Barker said.
Bill Lytle finished fourth in the Town Council race with 100 votes, or 19.65 percent.
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