Brandon Wright remains the winner of Gahanna's Ward 2 council race, following a recount Nov. 30 by the Franklin County Board of Elections.

Brandon Wright remains the winner of Gahanna's Ward 2 council race, following a recount Nov. 30 by the Franklin County Board of Elections.

Elections board spokesperson Ben Piscitelli said the outcome of the recount didn't change but vote totals did fluctuate.

Before the recount, certified results show Wright leading Michael Schnetzer with 897 to 888 votes.

Piscitelli said Wright remains the winner having lost one vote from the totals originally certified. He won the race 896 to 883.

Schnetzer and third place candidate Joseph Gergley each lost five votes in the recount. Gergley received 643 votes.

All changes occurred in tabulation of absentee paper ballots, Piscitelli said.

-Marla Kuhlman