Brooklyn Park Mayor’s Race: Jacobson Tops Winston by One Vote, Recount Next
There couldn’t be a better argument that every vote counts than the Brooklyn Park mayor’s race.
Preliminary vote totals show city council member Lisa Jacobson came out one vote ahead of DFL-endorsed Hollies Winston with more than 6,800 votes cast.
The close call is expected to trigger a recount. The losing candidate must request a recount and Winston indicated via a statement on social media that a recount will happen.
Initial numbers posted by the city clerk show that Winston came out ahead in the West and Central districts, but Jacobson had higher numbers in the East District.
The winner will finish former Mayor Jeff Lunde’s term, which runs through Dec. 31, 2022. Lunde resigned from the position after he was elected to the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners.
Lisa Jacobson has served on the Brooklyn Park City Council since 2017, representing the East District.
Hollies Winston is a former member of the Brooklyn Park Budget Advisory Committee. Winston has also been endorsed by the DFL in the nonpartisan race. He also has received endorsements from Gov. Tim Walz, U.S. Rep. Dean Phillips and state Rep. Melissa Hortman.
See also: Brooklyn Park Mayor Special Election