Joe Jones Wins Cleveland City Council Seat, Recount Affirms

Newly elected council members Jasmin Santana, left, and Joe Jones sit in on a council caucus meeting in November. [Nick Castele / ideastream]

It’s now official: Terrell Pruitt has lost his seat on Cleveland city council, after a recount on Monday did nothing to change his eight-vote deficit against former councilman Joe Jones.

Pruitt won 2,682 votes to Jones’ 2,690 in the Ward 1 race.

Jones, who will take office in January, participated in a caucus vote in November that reelected Kevin Kelley as council president.

On Tuesday, the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections will recount the Ward 7 council race, where Basheer Jones maintains a 13-vote lead over incumbent T.J. Dow.

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