Meadows, Draheim, and Altmann Win Council Seats

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 10:58 pm
By: 
Alice Dreger

Image above: Erik Altmann, Shanna Draheim, and Mark Meadows, the winners of the East Lansing City Council race

Mark Meadows, Shanna Draheim, and Erik Altmann have won the election for East Lansing City Council. They will join sitting Councilmembers Ruth Beier and Susan Woods on November 17, 2015. (There is no meeting of City Council before then.)

At that meeting, the new members of Council will be sworn in, and the first order of business will be for the five to elect the Mayor and Mayor Pro Tem from among the five.

Incumbent Nathan Triplett (the current Mayor of East Lansing), Steve Ross, and Jermaine Ruffin lost the election.

Here are the totals available from the County website. These results are not yet certified.

Mark Meadows

2,821

24.49%

Shanna Draheim

2,239

19.44%

Erik Altmann

2,212

19.21%

Nathan Triplett

1,955

16.97%

Steve Ross

1,339

11.63%

Jermaine Ruffin

934

8.11%

Other (write-in)

17

0.15%

Total

11,517

100.0%

 

UPDATE: Want to know more--how the voter turnout compared to previous years, how various neighborhoods voted, whether the student vote mattered, etc.? Read our comprehensive post-election data analysis from Chris Root.

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