OSWEGO, NY – Political newcomer Pat McLaughlin (Dem – WTR) is looking to unseat incumbent Mike Myers (Rep -Con – Ind) in the race for Oswego’s Second Ward council seat.
Unofficial vote totals tonight (Nov. 4) show McLaughlin in the lead, 50.97% to to 48.86%.
The candidates are separated by a dozen votes currently.
Both agree, the final result will be determined by the absentee ballots.
“We’ll just have to wait and see,” McLaughlin said. “This is my first time; I’m cautiously optimistic.”
“With the absentee votes, it’s going to come down to the wire,” Myers told Oswego County Today. “I’m happy with the good turnout. I ran a clean race, met a lot of good people. I’m very happy with the support I received.”
McLaughlin said he appreciates the support from the voters.
“I’m keeping my fingers crossed,” he said. “Just have to wait until the absentees are counted.”
“It was a good turnout tonight. Now we just have to wait for the absentee votes,” Myers said. “It is what it is.”
There are about two dozen absentee votes to be counted.