Ward 2 alderman candidate Jeremy Pritchett has decided not to pursue a recount of the April 3 vote.
"I have looked into my options for a recount," Pritchett told Patch. "Given the history and accuracy in St. Charles County I have decided not to request a recount."
In a story posted on April 5, Pritchett told Wentzville Patch about the issues involved in requesting a recount of the election, which was won by candidate Sonya Shryock with 459 votes or 37.72 percent.
Pritchett ran a very close second with 449 votes, or 36.89 percent.
The third candidate, Donna Sherwood, had 308 votes, or 25.31 percent. There was one write-in vote in the election.
Pritchett said Election Authority Director Rich Chrismer had told him that a recount could cost him up to $2,500.
“That’s more than I spent on my entire campaign. I only spent $800,” Pritchett said.
Pritchett was gracious in conceding the election.
"I know that Sonya will do a great job as our alderman," he said.