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Wynn: Race "As Close As You Can Get"

Incumbent Lee Wynn was elected to his 11th term on the Brentwood Board of Aldermen, winning the race by four votes.

Four votes pushed incumbent Lee Wynn over the top in the only contested aldermanic race in Brentwood. Wynn defeated challenger Brandon Wegge 165-161 in the second ward race.

The St. Louis County Board of Elections announced the unofficial election results on Tuesday night.

Wynn, a retired 77-year-old resident, ran on a on Manchester Road and a resolution to the Brentwood Recreation Complex's future.

He credited the victory to his experience on the board. He said voters trust his integrity.

"I think they have faith in me and what I say," Wynn said."I'm very fortunate that I won."

Wynn had only good things to say about his challenger.

"Brandon ran a clean campaign. I think he's going to serve as a fine alderman one day," Wynn said. "I hope he'll stick with it. He's good for the City of Brentwood."

Outside of his election party at , an upbeat Wegge, 36, said he was still happy with the results.

"I did this because I love Brentwood. I really do," he said. He said the results showed a large percentage of the voters sought change on the Board of Aldermen.

Wegge, who works as a Boeing engineer, said he created time in his schedule to serve on the board, but now he has to decide how he'll fill that space. It could mean extra work at Boeing or an increased role in public service. Wegge has served on the Brentwood Board of Adjustment for more than a year.  

He said he doesn't plan to challenge the election results and he won't run against Second Ward Alderman Mike Marshall in next year's municipal election.

"Marshall is an example of a good alderman in Brentwood," Wegge said. He said he ran for alderman because he wanted to emulate Marshall's service on the board.

And he wouldn't commit to another election campaign in four years.

"That's a long time. We'll see," Wegge said.

Other Brentwood Races

Incumbent municipal judge Ron Hill defeated challenger Patrick Dignam by 7.58 percent of the vote (609-523). Races for mayor and in the first, third and fourth ward were all uncontested.

Here are the results:

BRENTWOOD MAYOR (UNOPPOSED)
Totals Pct. Pat Kelly 1,018
97.04
Write-in 31
2.96
BRENTWOOD WARD ONE ALDERMAN (UNOPPOSED)
Totals Pct. Anthony Harper
335
95.17
Write-in 17
4.83
BRENTWOOD WARD TWO ALDERMAN
Totals Pct. Lee Wynn
165
50.61
Brandon Wegge 161
49.39
BRENTWOOD WARD THREE ALDERMAN (UNOPPOSED)
Totals Pct. Keith Robertson
209
97.21
Write-in 6
2.79
BRENTWOOD WARD FOUR ALDERMAN (UNOPPOSED)
Totals Pct. Tom Kramer
144
96.64
Write-in 5
3.36
BRENTWOOD MUNICIPAL JUDGE
Totals Pct. Ron Hill
609
53.66
Patrick Dignam 523
46.08
Write-in 3 .26
Brandon Wegge April 06, 2011 at 03:59 PM
A sincere "Thank You" everyone who came out to vote yesterday, and to all who supported me in the campaign. It was a pleasure getting to meet so many fantastic Brentwood residents.
Mike Marshall April 06, 2011 at 09:51 PM
Brandon - You were a class act during this election! I wish all elections were so professional, if there is ever anything you need, give me a call. Thanks, Mike Marshall

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