Gary Coons in the lead, but it’s too early to tell

  • May. 17, 2005 9:00 a.m.

It’s too early to call a winner, but NDP candidate Gary Coons has been ahead of incumbent Bill Belsey since 9 pm. Just before 9:30 pm, with 30 out of 82 polls reporting, Mr. Coons had 1,581 votes to Mr. Belsey’s 1,436. That translates to just under 49-percent for Mr. Coons and 44-percent for Mr. Belsey.
Many more polls will report by 10 pm and at that point it should be clear who the winner is.
Green Party candidate Hondo Arendt is polling just under 5-percent of the voted while Marijuana Party candidate David johns is trailing with about 2-percent.