Ramsey’s Ward 3 has elected the newest member of the City Council.

Dan Specht won Ward 3 by roughly 20 percentage points, earning 60.5% (266 votes) of the vote to Josh Fuhreck’s 39.6% (174 votes) with both precincts reporting.

Specht earned 60.2% (160 votes) of votes cast in Precinct 1 and 80% (139 votes) of votes cast in Precinct 2.

Fuhreck garnered 40% (106 votes) of votes cast in Precinct 1 and 20% (35 votes) cast in Precinct 2.

A total of 440 voters (10.7%) out of 4,129 voters registered in Precinct 2 by 7 a.m. Election Day cast a ballot in the Nov. 5 special election to fill the Ward 3 seat. Melody Shryock vacated the seat when she retired May 1.

This article has been updated to reflect changes in the final number of votes cast as reported on the Secretary of State's website.

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