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Election Commission certifies 5th district council seat

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PEORIA, Ill (HOI) -- -

The fate of the 5th district seat on Peoria's city council has been sealed. 

Peoria's Election Commission certified the results Wednesday, for the final outstanding position on the Peoria city council. 

Denis Cyr has defeated Rita Ali for the seat by just one vote. 

We got the chance to speak with both candidates who stressed to me regardless of who sits in that chair communication and community involvement should remain a priority. 

"I hope that he listens when I approach the council about things that I will do to continue to support the community," said Ali.

"For me, I'm going on the fact that I am the new 5th district councilman and I'm ready to serve right now," said Cyr.

A little over 3,500 votes were cast.

Ali said she does plan to file for a re-count.

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