Board of Health President John Hoover will join Councilman Don Links on the ballot as the Republican nominees for two three-year seats up for vote in November, according to preliminary primary election results Tuesday night.
Links , but and then subsequently declared they would be waging write-in campaigns in an effort to get on the ballot for the general election.
Links and Hoover face the Democratic ticket of former Councilwoman Astri Baillie and Ben Wolkowitz, who ran uncontested for their party's nominations.
With mail-in and provisional ballots not yet counted, Links had 499 votes, Hoover 109 and Pico 71. Baillie received 313 votes and Wolkowitz 299 votes.
Links said he and Hoover would be reaching out to residents with "facts, not attacks," during their campaign:
I want to thank everyone who came out in this important primary and supported me.
I congratulate John Hoover on his win and sincerely thank Carmen Pico for the hard work on his campaign.
I hope that Carmen will continue to support our campaign and I look forward to his common sense input throughout the months leading into the November election.
Mr. Hoover and I will reach out to our residents with facts not attacks as we speak to our voting records and our vision for the next three years.