Flint Mayor Karen Weaver survives recall attempt, elected to finish term

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FLINT (WJRT) (11/07/2017) – Flint Mayor Karen Weaver will be allowed to finish what she started.

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver, second from left, celebrates her recall election win with the Rev. Jesse Jackson and other supporters.

Weaver survived a recall attempt on Tuesday, beating 17 other candidates to win election to two more years in Flint’s top office. Her top challenger, 32-year city councilman Scott Kincaid, called Weaver around 9 p.m. to concede the race.

The unofficial results show Weaver got 53 percent of the vote while Kincaid got 32 percent of the vote. Flint businessman Dan Pfeiffer was the only other candidate to get more than 5 percent of the vote.

Weaver first was elected to a four-year term in 2015, but drew the ire of some residents with a failed deal to switch Flint’s residential garbage hauler. A group of residents successfully petitioned for a recall and obtained enough signatures last spring to put the issue on the ballot.

Weaver says she'll continue to fight of the city going forward, Kincaid says this marks his retirement from public service, but not the end of his commitment to Flint.

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