Dick Anderson led a hotly contested race for Lincoln City mayor by 20 votes Wednesday with several ballots still to be counted.
With 98 percent of the votes tallied by late Tuesday, Anderson led Susan Wahlke 1,394 votes to 1,374, with David Dahle third at 1,149 in the race to replace Don Williams as mayor.
Election winners will be sworn in Monday, Jan. 14, at the regular City Council meeting.
Anderson was Lincoln City mayor from 2011-2014 and has been a Lincoln City councilor from 2009-2010 and 2015 to present.
Mitch Parsons (Ward I), Diane Kusz (Ward II) and Rick Mark (Ward III) were the leaders in their respective races for City Council positions.
Nearly 70 percent (68.36) of eligible voters in Lincoln County have turned out to cast 24,152 votes, election officials said.
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