Riordan wins Fairview Position 6
Darren Riordan has won Fairview Council Position 6.
According to the latest ballot returns released shortly before 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, Riordan defeated Antonia Kreamier by 1,301 to 1,048 votes. Riordan received 55.01 percent of the vote, while Kreamier received 44.31 percent.
"Elections are just the start of the work that's to be done. Just like here in Fairview there are opportunities to get involved in your community with out being elected," Riordan said. "I implore everyone to get involved civically. Elected officials and your community need your help. My opponent Antonia Kreamier and I ran a clean, civil campaign sticking to the issues and what each of us could offer and I am proud of that."
At 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, Kreamier conceded the election.
"I would like to thank my family, those who endorsed me, and without a doubt those who voted for me," Kreamier said. "I wish the (incoming) council the best, "I hope they can put egos aside and get business done. The city of Fairview deserves nothing less than council putting their best foot forward."
Riordan's priorities include supporting municipal recreation programs and enhancing public safety.
Kreamier's priorities would have included enhancing public safety, creating walkable streets and attracting new businesses to Fairview.
The Position 6 seat is being vacated by Brian Cooper, who opted to file for mayor. Mayor Ted Tosterud is trailing by a slim margin in the mayoral race, which is still too close to call.