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Survey: Burnett is ahead in council race

PINE CONE STAFF REPORT

Published: March 26, 2010

THE CAMPAIGN leading up to the April 13 election for mayor and city council is in the home stretch, and a poll conducted by The Pine Cone among subscribers to the newspaper’s pdf edition shows that the race for city council is close.

As of 5 p.m. Thursday, more than 500 people had responded to the survey, with overall results showing challenger Jason Burnett leading in the council race with 191 votes. Four-term incumbent Paula Hazdovac was next with 182 votes, followed by incumbent Gerard Rose with 163 votes. There were 146 responses for “I’m not sure.”

In the mayoral race, Sue McCloud was comfortably ahead, with 268 votes, while challenger Adam Moniz had 116, and Not Sure got 93.

Among those who said they would be voting in the election, the results were as follows: Burnett, 79 votes; Rose, 69 votes; Hazdovac, 68 votes; and Not Sure, 22. For mayor, McCloud was picked by 88 likely voters, while Moniz was picked by 52 and Not Sure by 15.

The poll remains open until noon on April 1.