WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) – News 8 is your local election headquarters. In Wethersfield, there was a recount for the 9th seat on the town council. The final results released Thursday revealed a razor-thin win for the Democrat.
Returns Wednesday showed Democrat Ryan Biggs had just a three-vote margin over Republican Tyler Flanigan.
Election workers reviewed ballots and fed them through the tabulators for a second time Thursday.
According to a Republican source inside the room for the recount and a message posted by Biggs on Facebook, final votes indicated Briggs beat his Republican challenger by five votes.
At final count, Biggs had 3339 votes to Flanigan’s 3334.
“I want to thank Wethersfield for electing me to serve my 1st full term on Town Council! Local elections matter!!” Biggs wrote.
Republicans hold the majority in the council five to four after this recount.
In a message on his Facebook page, Flanigan said, in part, following the recount, “While it is certainly disappointing that I will no longer serve the town in this capacity, I’m incredibly thankful to everyone who voted in support of my candidacy. I took this semester off with a single goal in mind, to guarantee that the Republican team retains their majorities on the Town Council and the Board of Education. I’m grateful to have been a part of the effort to ensure Wethersfield remains in good hands.”