William Bergeron has won the Mounds View City Council special election, with 131 votes, in unofficial totals posted Tuesday evening, March 7, 2017, by the Ramsey County election office.
Candidate Tracy Henry was second, with 97 votes. Gary Lee Rundle received 75 votes, followed by Gary Quick with 58 votes.
Bergeron will fill the open seat for the next one-and-a-half years, and the seat will be on the ballot again in the 2018 election.
Bergeron has lived in Mounds View for 22 years, and has been active as a volunteer in Mounds View Schools, Little League and the Irondale Basketball Association.
In a Sun Focus Voters Guide questionnaire last month, Bergeron said he felt these to be the top issues facing the city:
“I see the Mounds View City Council as a tool, a tool with which we can continue to foster the sense of community that makes Mounds View such a desirable place live. We do this by continuing to make wise investments in our public infrastructure and community spaces and insuring that the benefits of living in Mounds View are accessible to all our residents. If entrusted to be the next City Council member, I will support the Council’s plans to protect and enhance the city’s infrastructure; to explore new avenues of communication between our city and its residents; to work to advance racial equity and inclusion in Mounds View; and to make every effort to see Mounds View continue its progress environmentally as a Minnesota Green Step City.”