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Reynolds, Brown and Huber in the lead for Chico City Council

Kasey Reynolds

Update as of 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 7th:

The make-up of the City Council in Chico will go from a conservative majority to a liberal majority, as the only three seats up for election this cycle were held by conservatives.

That meant conservatives had to win all three seats to maintain, but appears they may have lost one -- and maybe two.

Alex Brown, who has a healthy lead for one of the seats behind Kasey Reynolds, says she is looking forward to big changes in the city.

"I am not a proponent or a supporter of the sit and lie ordinance," said Alex Brown. "Obviously, the issue of homelessness is high on everyone's list and everyone's mind."

Joining her appears to be Scott Huber, at this moment in time. While the official results could take up to 30 days for the Butte County Clerk's Office to release, Huber has a 141-vote lead ahead of his incumbent Andrew Coolidge, a conservative.

If Huber clings onto the seat, that would put the progressive majority at a 5-2 advantage.

"I've learned a lot about the people in Chico who are underrepresented," Huber says.

The lone, bright spot for conservatives was Kasey Reynolds, the Chico businesswoman who garnered more votes than any of the eight council candidates on the ballot. She holds a comfortable lead above the other seven candidates.

"Chico has spoke out and said they are tired of the criminal vagrancy that's happening in our town. I want to go and fight for policies that will help keep Chico a great place to live," Reynolds says.

Some late mail-in and provisional ballots still need to be tabulated before Huber is assured of a council spot. The county has 30 days to certify the results.

The margin is close for the third seat on the council but Andrew Coolidge says he is cautiously hopeful and is looking forward to when the final numbers are tallied up.

Update as of 1:45 a.m. Wednesday, November 7

All precincts for Butte County have been reported and Kasey Reynolds, Alexandria Brown and Scott Huber are in the lead for the three available seats on the Chico City Council.

Reynolds received 12,758 votes, Brown received 12,128 and Huber received 11,521, with Andrew Coolidge trailing close behind at 11,380.

Original article

Results show that Kasey Reynolds, Andrew Coolidge and Alexandria Brown are in the lead for the Chico City Council election.

Reynolds has 8,560 votes, Coolidge has 7,515 votes and Brown has 7,165 votes.

To see the numbers for the entire Chico City Council race, click here.

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