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Toledo City Council back to business after elections

Councilman Adam Martinez is one of the candidates whose future on council has not been determined. Councilman Adam Martinez is one of the candidates whose future on council has not been determined.
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TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Incomplete election results have put Toledo City Council's future up in the air. Tuesday was council's first regular meeting since the election, but there were no signs of the uncertainty among members.

Three candidates are still in the running for the final two council seats, but the current 12 members will remain on the job until January. On Tuesday, they handled business as usual.

Candidates Theresa Gabriel, Adam Martinez and Larry Sykes will have to wait until at least Friday to see if they'll be a member of council next year. Gabriel leads the other two for the second-to-last council seat. Current Councilman Martinez leads Sykes by only 34 votes for the final seat. Gabriel is only 109 votes ahead of Sykes.

There are hundreds of provisional ballots that still have to be counted. Council President Paula Hicks-Hudson says everyone has to be patient and wait for the final results.

"We are required to do our jobs, and so we need to move forward, not let up, and make sure that we represent the people that have elected us," she said.

There could still be a recount if the race is still too close after Friday. Councilman Mike Collins will eventually have to be replaced when he resigns his seat and becomes mayor.

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