Higginbotham wins Pismo Beach mayor race recount
November 25, 2014
A recount confirms, incumbent Shelly Higginbotham won her bid for the Pismo Beach mayor’s seat against her challenger Kevin Kreowski.
Shortly after the San Luis Obispo County Clerk Recorder’s Office announced Higginbotham had won the race by two votes, a supporter of Kreowski mounted an online fundraising campaign on GoFundMe.com to cover the cost of the recount. The recount, which concluded today shortly after 11 a.m., cost $2,489.
The recount resulted in no changes from the original count; Higginbotham finished with 1,637 votes and Kreowski tallied 1,635 votes.
Contributions to the recount effort include $300 from San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill and $100 from alleged con man Scott Barnes. GoFundMe.com also lists Higginbotham as a $495 donor.
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