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Recount elevates three to Nyssa City Council

A recount of votes elevated Morganne DeLeon, Dennis Savage and Patricia Esplin to three slots on the Nyssa City Council. (The Enterprise/File).

VALE – The final tally of votes for four Nyssa City Council members did not change after the Malheur County Clerk’s office finished a recount Wednesday.

Candidates Morganne DeLeon, Dennis Savage and Patricia Esplin all finished within one vote after the Nov. 8 election which triggered the administrative hand recount by the clerk’s office.

Four slots were open on the council, including three, four year terms and one two-year term. The three candidates that collected the most votes secured four-year terms while the individual who acquired the fourth-highest number filled the two-year council slot.

Candidates Betty Holcomb and Pat Oliver clinched two of the four-year term slots after . . .