Aug 11, 2021 - Politics
One vote separates candidates for Brooklyn Park mayor
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Brooklyn Park mayoral candidates Hollies Winston and Lisa Jacobson. Photos: Facebook

The race for mayor of Brooklyn Park, one of the Twin Cities' biggest suburbs, is down to one vote.

Driving the news: Results from Tuesday's special election show City Council member Lisa Jacobson leading business owner Hollies Winston with 3,415 votes to 3,414.

  • The two are vying to succeed former Mayor Jeff Lunde, who was elected to the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners last November.

Between the lines: Top DFL leaders, including Gov. Tim Walz and House Speaker Melissa Hortman, had backed Winston, knocking on doors and hosting fundraisers in the diverse north metro community.

What's next: Official results will be released Friday, per the city clerk's office.

  • At that time, the losing candidate will have seven days to request a recount.

Of note: An at-large city council race in Duluth was also hinging on one vote as of Wednesday morning, according to the Duluth News Tribune.

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