On Friday, April 17, 470 ward 1 residents cast ballots in the Democratic aldermanic endorsement vote. Mike Jones received 233 votes (49.2 %), beating Katie Harrison and Minh Tran, who received 176 votes (36.9 %) and 61 votes (12.8%) respectively.
Following the announcement of the results, the Ward 1 Democratic Committee officially endorsed Mike for the aldermanic seat, which was followed by the Yale College Democrats automatic endorsement.
This marks the first time that the early aldermanic endorsement vote has occured, since in 2007 Rachel Plattus was had no opponent and thus no election was held. It has been very exciting to see so many Yale students get involved in campaigns and learn about the issues that affect New Haven and Yale alike. We congratulate Katie and Minh on their hard-fought campaigns, and hope that they continue to work on the issues they care about that affect us all.
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