Camacho presses for recount in D7

Tania Fernandes Anderson was the first-place finisher in the Setp. 14 preliminary election. A recount would only impact the second-place slot, which was a close match between Roy Owens Sr. and Angie Camacho. Chris Lovett photo

Angie Camacho, who finished in third place in last week’s preliminary election for District 7 City Council, wants a recount. The city’s unofficial vote count had Camacho 28 votes behind Roy Owens, a perennial candidate who also sought an at-large council seat in last week’s election.

Camacho said she filed the requisite number of signatures to prompt a recount on Monday afternoon.
“Given such a small margin, we owe it to our supporters, friends, and the community to make sure that every ballot is counted, and every voice heard. It is also an opportunity for our fellow candidates to know that the process has been counted accurately,” Camacho said in a statement. 

The top vote-getter in District 7 was Tania Fernandes Anderson, who won roughly 26 percent of the vote. If the unofficial results hold, Anderson will face Owens to replace Kim Janey in the Roxbury-centered council seat.

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