Rozman holds on!
Oconee’s election commissioners added five provisional ballots to the Seneca vote totals announced Tuesday and, bottom line is, newcomer Denise Rozman holds onto the fourth highest total—meaning she gains a council seat. The official final tally of 314 Rozman votes means that incumbent, Ernest Riley at 311, has officially lost his bid to be re-elected. Other candidates saw their vote counts increase, but no other outcome is changed. The four council winners are Rozman, Joel Ward, Stuart Pohl, and Scott Durham. And they are set to take the oath of office next week at City Hall. Riley congratulated Rozman, but later told commissioners that he’s aware of two people having voted who live outside the city limits. Riley says he doesn’t plan to protest the election.