With nearly 60 percent of the vote, Brenda Orffer looks to be headed to re-election as mayor of McCleary.
“I’m excited about the election results,” Orffer said. “The early count that I saw, I was in the lead. And I’m grateful for the opportunity to continue serving the city of McCleary.”
Orffer is leading with 147 votes to challenger Jeffrey Prowse’s 99. Only 20 percent of the ballots from McCleary’s 1,223 registered voters had been counted as of Tuesday night.
“I still hold out hope that I may win this election, and I’m looking forward to serving the people of McCleary,” Prowse said. “And if I’m not elected, I look forward to serving the people however I can.”