Newport: Incumbent Hopkins is oustedPlanning commissioners Steven Gallagher and Tracy Rahm have unseated incumbent City Council member Corb Hopkins in Newport.
Planning commissioners Steven Gallagher and Tracy Rahm have unseated incumbent City Council member Corb Hopkins in Newport.
With both of Newport's election precincts reporting, unofficial results from the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office showed Gallagher collected 440 votes to Rahm's 438, earning both roughly 22 percent of the vote.
Hopkins, seeking election for the first time after being appointed to the council in 2009, amassed roughly 16 percent of the vote.
The election of two new faces to the council continues the trend of drastic turnover on the Newport City Council began in 2008, when voters booted three incumbents from city hall.
Tom Stettner and Katy McElwee-Stevens — who withdrew from the race in September — each collected 215 votes, or 11 percent. Former mayoral candidate Ernie Berget garnered 10 percent of ballots cast in Newport and Anthony Mahmood 6 percent.