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Election Results: Joel Quiram Wins The Race For Mayor; Robin Swift Concedes To Jerry Neumann

April 2nd was marked as election night in the city of Princeton as Joel Quiram and Ray Swanson dueled for the opportunity to be the Mayor of Princeton. When the ballots were counted Joel Quiram was re-elected by winning over 60% of the votes and will serve as Princeton Mayor for the next four years. We reached out to Mayor Quiram during our election coverage, who was happy with the result...

 

 

 

When asked if this was the result he expected, Mayor Quiram was confident in his response...

 

Also, the tax referendum that would increase the sales tax 0.25% to improve the cities infrastructure for the next ten years passed with 52% of the votes.

 

 

The race for city council was also a big part of our election night coverage and proved to be a highly contested race for two of the candidates. Hector Gomez was able collect over 28% of the votes to be one of the winners. When reached for comment Gomez was thankful for all of the support...

 

 When asked about the campaign Gomez stated that winning one of the city council seats was the highlight....

 

There was a ton of excitement during election night, but the second seat for city council turned out to be the most contested race of the night. With all of the votes counted Jerry Neumann and Robin Swift ended up being tied with 771 votes apiece. When Neumann was asked about what happens next, Neumann responded with surprise...

 

 

With wondering what will happen next to decide a winner for the second seat on city council, I talked to Robin Swift and she surprised everyone with what she said next.... 

 

With Swift conceding to Neumann, your city council members will include Neumann and Hector Gomez. 

 

It was a crazy night in Princeton and it will be one that won't be forgotten.