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Stanley holds lead in race for mayor

In the race for Gold Hill mayor, after a contentious campaign marked by claims of non-residency for newcomer Peter Newport, Councilor Christine Stanley was leading Tuesday night.

Out of 444 ballots counted, Stanley garnered 235 votes to Newport's 202.

Newport, owner of Sawyer's Paddles and Oars, said he ran, whether he was deemed eligible to win or not, to "show residents they had a choice," while Stanley said she put her name in contention to provide some continuity after incumbent Mayor Jan Fish decided not to seek re-election.

For a handful of City Council seats, voters were asked to chose three candidates from a list of five contenders. With 1,074 ballots counted, 10 p.m. results showed a tight race.

Voters were asked to select three candidates out of a list of five.

Newcomers Anastasia Wilkinson and Lisa Tognoli led with, respectively, 259 and 210 votes.

Incumbent Zachariah Dell ranked third, taking the final seat based on Tuesday results, with 203 votes.

Newcomer Deb West and incumbent Gus Wolf trailed; West with 195 votes or 18 percent, and Wolf with 173 or 16 percent.

Winners, Wilkinson, Dell and Tognolia were unavailable for comment on Tuesday.

A final race, between newcomers Mark Warwick and Deb Davis, found Davis leading Warwick 218 (55 percent) to 169 (42 percent).

Newcomers Anastasia Wilkinson and Lisa Tognoli lead with, respectively, 225 and 184 votes, while incumbent Zachariah Dell and would-be newcomer Deb West are tied with 170 each. Longtime council member and former mayor Gus Wolf trailed the five with 153 votes in his favor.

In the final race, between newcomers Mark Warwick and Deb Davis, Davis is leading Warwick 194 to 146.