Hagerstown Mayor Concedes as Provisional Votes are Canvassed

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Hagerstown Mayor David Gysberts has conceded the election to challenger and former mayor Bob Bruchey.

Gysberts told The Associated Press in a phone interview that he is conceding after Wednesday’s canvass of provisional ballots put Bruchey’s lead at 123 votes.

Nearly 13,000 cast ballots in the nonpartisan race on Nov. 8.

Gysberts is a 38-year-old high school guidance counselor. He was seeking a second, four-year term leading the city of about 41,000.

Bruchey is a 58-year-old former correctional officer and automotive salesman. He served as mayor from 1997 to 2001, and from 2006 to 2012.

 

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