With more than half of all the votes counted, and with Brian Maughan receiving nearly half of those votes, the mood at his watch party was festive.
Supporters spoke of a man with a long history of public service.
“Brian is a really good man. he’s always taking care of people,” said Kim Rietz. She was a mail carrier and saw Maughan, at age 14, as a caregiver to an elderly couple in the neighborhood.
“Every time I’d take their mail to them, he was there with them, helping them write letters, anything they needed. Brian was a person they counted on,” she said.
– Devona Walker