Final Election Results: Lisa Jacobson Will Be Brooklyn Park’s Next Mayor
Lisa Jacobson will be the next Mayor of Brooklyn Park.
In a special meeting, the city council reviewed seven challenged ballots from the recount and certified the results. The city council also serves as the Board of Certification and is responsible for canvassing election results.
The numbers from special election on August 10 had Lisa Jacobson as one vote ahead of Hollies Winston. When a race is that close, a candidate can request a recount.
The recount on August 19 found an additional vote for Jacobson.
“I know it was a long journey to get here,” said Jacobson. “Both of us worked very hard in our campaigns and that resulted in a close race in our community. I trusted in the legal process. I trusted in the process every step of the way. I trusted in the legal council and I trusted in the community and I’m happy with the results today.”
Jacobson went on to say that the community has some significant challenges that they must work on, which includes the recent effort to have faith leaders in violent hot spots as a way to discourage violence.
Hollies Winston Responds on Twitter
Hollies Winston posted on Twitter on midday Tuesday, congratulating Jacobson on her victory and thanking supporters for their work. He also said he would continue working in Brooklyn Park toward “a more fair, more prosperous, and more just future.”
Losing an election by two votes is most certainly challenging. However, it could not be more evident that Brooklyn Park is changing. The status quo is no longer working, and it is up to all of us to hold our elected officials accountable. (3/4)
— Hollies Winston (@HolliesBP) August 24, 2021
Jacobson will be sworn into office on Monday, August 30 in the council chambers.
The election will also create a vacancy in Jacobson’s East District council seat, so there will be another special election. The city council will approve the timeline for the special election at a future meeting.