City Council District 4
32 of 32 Vote Centers Reporting:
Jim Gerlt 60% (1761)
Paul Beane 40% (1202)
Incumbent Paul Beane and challenger Jim Gerlt were forced into a runoff when neither garnered a majority in the May 12 municipal election.
Beane claimed during the campaign that the voters wanted a candidate who already had experience in city government.
Gerlt said the citizens had already shown they wanted new representation when newcomer Glen Robertson soundly beat incumbent Tom Martin in the mayor's race.
It's been a total team effort," Jim Gerlt, District 4 Councilman elected said. "So many people have said we need to have change and we are willing to work to make it happen." Part of it is going to be restoring trust in our city government. That is one of the things that I have campaigned on, was that so many people did not trust what was coming out of city hall. "Especially about the electric utility board, with the LP&L monopoly, with the way the water rates have been set. So there has been a lack of trust. so restoring trust is going to be one of my focuses."