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Reeves out as Union Gap Mayor

UNION GAP, Wash -- Come November, Union Gap will have a new mayor.

For the last few weeks, five votes have separated Dan C. Olson, Jim Lemon and current mayor Aubrey Reeves.

With only the top two voter getters advancing to the general election, someone was destine to be disappointed with today's mandatory recount.

Olson entered with 274 votes, and the lead. While Lemon trailed by four votes and Reeves trailed by five.

After two hours of counting over 800 votes, Yakima County Election officials declared Olson and Lemon the winners. So after ten years as Union Gap Mayor, Reeves won't be on the November ballot.

"I am really proud to have served the city for the last 10 years," said Reeves. "We've accomplished a lot."

In such a close race both Olson and Lemon could benefit from Reeves's help but he is not saying if he will support either candidate.

 

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