Former City Councilman Yusuf Hakeem is back on the job after a decision by the Hamilton County Election Commission Wednesday morning.
Hakeem and current District 9 Councilman Peter Murphy were in a dispute over write-in ballots after the March 5 election. Hakeem won that race between the two men by six votes, but because of write-in ballots, he did not have the 50 percent plus one vote needed to win.
The decision by the Election Commission this morning gives Hakeem the win.
NewsChannel 9 has a crew at the Election Commission and is talking to both Hakeem and Murphy to see if the race is now headed to court. Check back for updates on the decision.
This article is published with permission of NewsChannel 9.