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Mayor James Farquhar ran uncontested and received 1,471 votes, according to the Farms unofficial figures released late Tuesday.
Meanwhile, incumbents Therese M. Joseph and Joseph Leonard earned more than 1,000 votes each. Newcomer Lev Wood earned 1,261 votes. Another 576 votes were logged in for write-in candidates.
Presumably most of those write-in votes were for Elizabeth Vogel, a resident who began her campaign for a council seat after the September flooding that affected the inland district, however the write-in votes are not defined specifically by name.
Generally, Farms City Clerk Matthew Tepper said there are always a handful of write-in candidates but this is the first election he could recall with a candidate that put a concerted effort into a write-in campaign.
The Farms had 3,872 votes entered, which is about 48 percent voter turnout. The council will meet with its newest member, Wood, next week. Wood has been attending the meetings regularly for several months.