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Tiritilli concedes, not likely to seek recount in race for Normal mayor

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NORMAL (HOI) -- Mayoral candidate Marc Tiritilli conceded Wednesday after Tuesday's initial vote count.

Preliminary results from Tuesday night's election had 18-year incumbent Mayor Chris Koos some 400 votes ahead of Tiritilli.

Earlier on Tuesday afternoon, McLean County Clerk Kathy Michael estimated there were about 400 mail-in ballots still outstanding, but it is unknown if all of those are Normal ballots.

Four years ago, Tiritilli ran against Mayor Koos, and there was a recount that determined Tiritilli lost by just eleven votes.

On Wednesday, Tiritilli said he learned plenty about the recount process in 2017 and called it "unlikely" that he will pursue a recount this time around.

He also thanked supporters and congratulated Koos on his victory in a Facebook post Wednesday.

I want to thank everyone voted for and worked so hard on my campaign. It was an honor to represent you. While the outcome is not what we had hoped for, I am thankful for being a part of the process. We made our voices heard. In the end, a different outcome was decided, but at least it was an informed choice. That is how our system should work. I congratulate Chris Koos on his victory.

Marc Tiritilli campaign statement (Facebook)

I want to thank everyone who voted for and worked so hard on my campaign. It was an honor to represent you. While the...

Posted by Marc Tiritilli for Mayor of Normal on Wednesday, April 7, 2021

The McLean County Election Commission will still continue to count ballots as mailed votes are received. A final count will likely take up to two weeks.

Sheridan Swathwood

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