Weidner, Kozlowski council winners

Ted Kozlowski won his city council seat by less than 100 votes against Tom Corbett while Tom Weidner ousted incumbent Jim Roush by close to 200 votes.

Complete but unofficial results show Kozlowski captured the Ward 2 council seat, by an 84-vote margin over Tom Corbett. Kozlowski received 51.31 percent of votes while Corbett received 47.92 percent of the 2,473 votes cast in the race.

“It’s just great. It’s very exciting to grow up in this town and now be able to represent everyone in the ward. I knew the race would be close and there’s no good judge of who’s going to win a small race like this, and I know Tom worked really hard as I did throughout the race.” Kozlowski said. “Now I get the opportunity to talk to everyone in the ward and work closely with the people I represent to get their voices heard and I have four years to do that.”

Corbett was thankful for the support he received throughout the process.

“First off, I want to thank my wife and kids for their support and help throughout the campaign. I will forever cherish the memories of being out on the campaign trail with my daughter and son. Secondly, I want to thank everyone who helped out on the campaign and for all the support and encouragement along the way,” Corbett said. “I am proud of the campaign we ran. I am deeply appreciative of the support I received and the opportunity this race gave me to get to know Stillwater, the ward, and my neighbors even better. I congratulate Ted on his win and wish him the best in his service on the city council.”

Complete but unofficial results show Weidner captured the Ward 3 council seat over Roush by 184 votes. Weidner received 54.32 percent of the votes while Roush received 45.13 percent of the votes of the 2,001 votes cast.

Outgoing incumbent Jim Roush was also grateful for the support he’s received as well.

“I’d like to thank all the volunteers who helped throughout this process and I’d also like to thank my wife and family for their support as well,” he said. “The voters have spoken, and I respect their choice. I do like the fact that I didn’t run unopposed because I believe that all candidates should have opposition and I have great respect for him stepping up. I’d like to congratulate my opponent and thank him for running a clean campaign.”

Roush also commented on the accomplishments of the last four years though he acknowledged the loss was bittersweet.

“I’m proud of the things we’ve accomplished over the past four years and I believe it’s been time well-invested for the community. The list of accomplishments we’ve achieved has been impressive.” he said.  “I’d say it would be bittersweet, it’s a huge time commitment and it will be refreshing having my free time back but as I said it’s been time well-invested for the community.”