Tie-Breaker City Council Election Scheduled
In one of the closest races for a city council seat in the history of the City of Lexington, incumbent Lori Barnikow and challenger Sam Scoggins each received 97 votes, forcing a runoff election. This was during the regular election held on Saturday, May 8, where only 202 voters cast their ballots.
The runoff election for Lexington’s City Council will be held on Saturday, June 12, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Lexington Elementary School.
Incumbent Barnikow is running for her second term on the council. She and Scoggins are both relatively new to the area. Early voting will start Tuesday, June 1 and continue through June 8. Early voting will take place at City Hall each day from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
In the general election, Mayor Robert Willrich, Sr. and Council Member William Langehennig were re-elected.