Newport News Councilwoman wins by 57 votes after recount

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — Following a vote recount, Newport News City Council incumbent Councilwoman Pat Woodbury has officially been re-elected to a fourth term.

A recount was held Monday after Woodbury only beat challenger Cleon Long by 56 votes during the election May 19. The race was for City Council Central – Seat A.

WAVY News 10’s Brett Hall reports that on Monday Woodbury picked up another vote during the recount. She ended with 57 votes over Long.

A consultant of Long says he accepts the results and will continue staying involved in the community and fighting for change.

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