Mikel wins spot on Braidwood City Council as Public Health and Safety Commissioner

Marney Simon

With all three precincts in the city of Braidwood reporting, it seems the voters have enough confidence in the city’s appointed Commissioner of Public Health and Safety to officially give him the job.

Per the unofficial results from the Will County Clerk’s office, James ‘Moose’ Mikel defeated Andrew Galatte to fulfill the last two years of the unexpired term. 

Mikel earned 80% of the vote, winning 588 votes to Galatte’s 145.

The seat was left vacant after Commissioner Charlie Hart, who was elected in 2019, passed away in November 2020.

Mikel was later appointed by Mayor Bob Jones to fill the seat leading up to the election.

Election Night Results in Will County will are reported as followed:

  • Results from Early Voting and Vote By Mail will be uploaded first. These results will appear after Polling Places close at 7 p.m.

  • Results from Election Day Voting in Will County will be uploaded next as precincts begin reporting. These totals will be updated throughout the evening until 304 out of 304 precincts report.

  • Provisional Ballots cast on Election Day and all late Vote By Mail Ballots postmarked by Election Day will be counted at Provisional Count on Tuesday, April 20.

Mikel will fill the seat until the next municipal election in 2021.

Election results can be found on the Will County Clerk’s website, at www.thewillcountyclerk.com/elections/election-results/