It’s mighty tight in the 131st Democratic Town Committee District, according to unofficial returns from Tuesday’s primary. It appears there’s a 5-4 split between the challenge slate of former City Councilwoman Mary Bruce versus veteran District Leader Mitch Robles. A recount, to be announced, will follow that looks like it will include all 18 candidates. Anyone within 20 votes qualifies for a recount. The district covers South End, Downtown and a portion of West End.
Members of Bruce slate leading, in addition to Bruce, include former Librarian Scott Hughes, Jorge Cruz, Mdsufian Ahmed and Frances Demery. The Robles slate, with Robles the top vote getter in top nine, Genoveva Miranda-Torres, City Councilman Jack Banta, City Councilwoman Denese Taylor-Moye.
The top nine in bold.
Robles 171, Miranda Torres 169, Banta 169, Jorge Cruz 165, Hughes 164, Taylor-Moye 161, Bruce 160, Ahmed 149, Demery 142, Pettway 141, Negron 141, Thergood 140, Davis 139, Simmons 138, Harden 137, Boucher 137, McPherson 136, Leak 132
131st District, South End/Downtown/West End slates:
Slate B: Jack O. Banta, Paul R. Boucher, Tommika Leak, Genoveva Miranda-Torres, Jose A. Negron Sr., Glenn Pettway, Mitchell Robles, Eric M. Simmons, Denese Taylor-Moye.
Slate C: Mdsufian Ahmed, Mary L. Bruce, Jorge Cruz Sr., Shavonne Davis, Frances Demery, Travis M. Harden, Scott Hughes, Omari O. McPherson, Melody Thergood.