QUINCY — Current Quincy Mayor Jim Hemberry is winning in a landslide against Keith Paul Anstine.
Hemberry garnered 472 votes, while Anstine pulled in just 110.
“I thought I’d do a little bit better than I did, but the voters have spoken,” said Anstine, who left his City Council seat to run in the mayoral race.
He said he didn’t know why he received so few votes, “Obviously he has overwhelming support. I don’t have the answer. I knew this would be a tough race because he’s a good candidate.”
Anstine said, “This is just a little bump in the road. I’ll still run for a city office when one opens up again.”
Hemberry said he was “obviously pleased with the results. I’m excited to see the community is in support of what we’ve been doing.”
He said he’d been holding off on a couple of projects because he didn’t know how long he was going to be in office.
When Anstine stepped down as a councilman to run for the mayoral race, two political newcomers stepped up to vie for the vacant seat.
So far, Jeremy McCreary is winning the race against Candy Bennett Houston. He has received 296 votes, to Houston’s 234.
Sue Ramaker, the Grant County elections administrator, said her office still has another 2,500 to 3,000 ballots to count by Friday.
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