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Wood wins tight treasurer’s race; Higgs reelected sheriff
Brenda A. Wood was elected the city’s next treasurer in a tight race.
Wood received 52.6 percent of the vote to Rita Girard’s 47.4 percent, according to unofficial results posted by the city registrar’s office.
Girard had more votes than Wood in Ward 2. There she captured 815 votes to 722 for Wood, according to unofficial results.
Sheriff Paul W. Higgs has won reelection, taking about 70 percent of the vote. He was challenged by Ron A. Swaney of the Fredericksburg Police Department.
Here are the details of the results in both races.
Brenda A. Wood 2,899 votes or 52.6 percent
Rita E. Girard, 2,612 votes or 47.4 percent
Total votes: 5,511
Paul W. Higgs, 4,959 votes, 76.02 percent
Ron A. Swaney, 1,536 votes, 23.55 percent
Write-in candidates, 28 votes, 0.43 percent