Backus City Council remains unchanged after election

Borst and Birge defend seats

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BACKUS — Ann Birge and Rae Borst retained their Backus City Council seats in the Tuesday, Nov. 8, election.


Vote totals were 42 for Birge, who has served since being appointed in 2013, and 49 for Borst for four-year terms.

Challengers were Nancy Foley, 31 votes, and Barb Sherlock, 24 votes.

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Mayor Kurt Sawyer was elected to a fifth two-year term. He ran unopposed and received 64 votes.

There were eight write-in votes for mayor and 2 for city council.

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