Recount requested for council seat in Brookings

BROOKINGS, S.D.(KJJQ)- A recount has been requested in the Brookings City Council race for a
one-year term. (The term is so short because it’s filling the remainder of now-Mayor Ope Niemeyer’s council term).

Brianna Doran won the race over Andrew Rassmussen by just nine votes, 1279 to 1270. Rassmussen has requested a recount.

Information on the date and time is forthcoming.

The last City Council recount was 2015. The results did not change.

A recount could also be requested in another race where incumbent Leah Brink lost the second seat by 49 votes to Bonny Specker. That has not yet been asked for.