The city of Perham’s City Council canvassed the official results of the municipal election held Tuesday, Nov. 3. The canvassing took place at a special City ouncil meeting on Nov. 12.
On the ballot were two city council seats and the office of mayor. The term for the two city council seats will be four years each and for the office of mayor is two years. All three offices will take effect in when they are sworn into office at the January 2021 city council meeting.
Running for the two city council seats were the incumbent James Johnson, with 918 votes, incumbent Eric Spencer, with 731 votes, and Jeffrey Fritz, with 681, 16 votes were write-ins. Having the most votes of the three candidates the incumbents, Johnson and Spencer were elected onto the Perham City Council.
Johnson has been on the City Council since 2008 and Spencer a councilman since 2010.
Running unopposed, current Mayor Tim Meehl was reelected with 1,347 votes and 19 votes were written in.
Meehl has been the mayor of Perham since 2010. “No one runs against me,” he said.