Recount settles close race for Pismo Beach Mayor

Nov 25, 2014

A requested recount now confirms the original vote totals in the race for Mayor of Pismo Beach, where a two vote margin determined incumbent Shelly Higginbotham edged out challenger Kevin Kreowski.

The Mayor herself contributed to Kreowski's recount fund, an estimated $3000 required by San Luis Obispo County to initiate the process.

"It was the right thing to do because for both of us we wanted closure but for the community, for the staff of Pismo Beach so they knew who they were going to be working with and moving forward, it was the right thing to do," said Higginbotham regarding her donation to the recount fund.

Higginbotham says she monitored the recount and was impressed by the election night checks and balances that she saw, which made her confident the recount would validate the original numbers.