The good news; 4 of the 8 ward races were really tight, meaning good campaigns and good competition. In ward 6, winner Keith Wright and Amaad Rivera were separated by 6% of the vote, about the same percentage that separated ward 2 winner Michael Felton from Thomas Sullivan. In ward 8, winner John Lysak got less than 4% more votes than Orlando Ramos. And in the closest race in the city, winner Claudo Concepcion received 86 votes more than former councilor Carol Caulton-- that's less than 2.5% of the vote.
Of course I am personally disappointed that the candidate I supported in my ward, Amaad Rivera, did not win a seat on the council. But really, this guy should be mayor. We haven't heard the last of him, and I hope that's true for some of the others.
I'll compare turn-out totals tomorrow and see how we did.