Waterville mayor narrowly survives recall election
WATERVILLE (WGME) -- Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro narrowly survived a recall election Tuesday and will remain in office.
Isgro became the target of a recall campaign after he sent a controversial tweet directed at a Parkland school shooting survivor.
According to unofficial election results, Isgro beat the recall by 91 votes.
1,563 people voted "no" to recalling Mayor Isgro. 1,472 people voted "yes."
On Facebook, Isgro wrote "thank you Waterville. You did it. It's time to get back to work." Read his full statement below.
To God be the glory.
Friends and neighbors, today you came out and did what no one thought you could do. In record numbers, you showed up to the polls to vote a resounding NO to this erroneous recall effort that attempted to derail all we have done together.
Amanda and I want to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. Over the last two months you have poured out your support and prayer upon our family in a way we never knew possible. We are ever grateful.
It is late and I know we are all tired, so tomorrow I will issue a more formal statement. For now, thank you Waterville. You did it. It’s time to get back to work.