As forecast in polling first reported here, Craig Lowe, the incumbent mayor of Gainesville, lost his bid for re-election tonight, falling to challenger Ed Braddy.
With all 35 precincts reporting, Braddy had 7,258 votes (55 percent) to Lowe’s 6,007 (45 percent).
Braddy entered Tuesday’s runoff having garnered the most votes in the March 19 mayoral election. Braddy received 4,649 votes, or about 38 percent of the vote, while Lowe received 4,418 votes, or about 37 percent of the vote.
However, two days after the March 19 election, Lowe was charged with DUI — a controversy that has consumed much of the coverage about the mayor’s race leading up to Tuesday’s runoff.
Material from the Gainesville Sun was used in this post.