Aurora voters chose Tuesday to keep their city council exactly the same, re-electing incumbents to six aldermanic seats.
In the most hotly contested of the races -- the battle for an at-large aldermanic post -- incumbent Alderman-At-Large Richard Irvin prevailed with 3,439 votes to defeat challengers Kevin Mathews with 2,048 votes and Judd Lofchie with 1,361. Write-in candidate Matt Harrington could not have more than 386 votes.
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"I think (voters are) saying that they have appreciated what I've done over the past four years and want to give me a chance to do even better work in the next four years," Irvin said Tuesday night.
In Ward 1, Alderman Abby Schuler received 683 votes with all 12 precincts reporting. Write-in candidate Don Duve could not have more than 266 votes.
In Ward 5, Alderman John "Whitey" Peters won re-election with 934 votes, and challenger Dean Myles got 649 with all 13 precincts reporting.
Ward 6 Alderman Mike Saville won re-election with 639 votes, defeating challenger Isaac Count De Money Wilson who got 104.
Two council members -- Ward 3 Alderman Stephanie Kifowit and Ward 8 Alderman Rick Mervine -- won re-election after running unopposed.
Aurora aldermen either will be sworn in at a special meeting May 3 or at a regularly scheduled meeting between April 26 and May 12.