Hart leads Primary vote for Connell City Council

August 1, 2023

By: Katherine Trowbridge

The Franklin County Auditor's Office began the official vote count for the August 1 Primary Election to determine which two candidates would move onto the General Election ballot for Connell City Council, Position 5.

As votes were tallied it quickly became clear that Preston Hart led the vote. His tally at the end of the day was 108 votes or 51.92 percent. However, it may be a few days before voters know who will join him on the Nov. 7 General Election Ballot.

Candidates, Patrice Hebel and Stephanie Hallman are currently tied at 23.08 percent each.

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