The Nov. 5 general election for the Ward 3 City Council seat will be between sitting City Council President Frank Cook and former City Councilman John Davis.
Davis and Cook won Tuesday's preliminary election over Planning Board member Ben Dowling.
Davis received 144 votes and Dowling received 85 votes. Cook received the most votes Tuesday with 170.
"We were viewing this in our camp as analogous to the baseball playoffs –
a one game play-in," Cook said Tuesday night. "We just wanted to be one of the two. That was our whole
goal coming into tonight… I’m very thankful to be number one."
Cook will have his hands full with Davis nipping at his heals only 26 votes behind him in the preliminary. The 399 voters Tuesday made up only 9 percent of active voters (4,210) in Ward 3.
November's elections will include contested races in both city council positions and school committee positions.
An original version of this article reported Frank Cook as having 177 votes. In fact, he had 170 votes.