Recount Confirms Swain's Re-Election As Huntersville Mayor

Nov 15, 2013

Huntersville Mayor Jill Swain

A recount at the Mecklenburg Board of Elections Thursday confirmed that Huntersville Mayor Jill Swain was re-elected on Nov. 5, defeating challenger and former Mecklenburg County Commissioner Jim Puckett by a slightly wider margin than shown in election night results.

In the final official tally, Swain had 2,475 to Puckett’s 2,443 – a difference of 32 votes.

Puckett had requested a recount after the unofficial results on Nov. 5 show him losing by just 26 votes – 2,467 to 2,441.

  On Thursday, Swain said in a post on her Facebook page: “Requested recount of election is over and official: Let’s continue our progress! Honored to begin my fourth term as mayor!” In the Huntersville board race Nov. 5, Melinda Bales came out as the top voter getter. Also elected were Danny Phillips, Ron Julian, Jeff Neely, Sarah McAulay, and Rob Kidwell. See our Nov. 5 news report. See full results on the State Board of Elections site.