In a closely contested race for the two Hastings City Council at-large seats, Angie Haus and Dave Pemble emerged victorious.
Haus led the field with 4,303 votes, or 29.02% of the electors, and Pemble secured his winning margin with 3,732 votes. Candidate Tom Wright came in as a close third with 3,602 votes, and candidate Ian Martin trailed the pack with 3,106 votes.
Haus, 24, sits on the boards of local diversity nonprofits Thrive and IDEA Hastings and ran on a platform of diversity and said she would bring a fresh perspective to the City Council. Pemble, 71, is bringing dozens of years of civic service to the City Council, including time spent on the Hastings School Board, Public Safety Advisory Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission and the Hastings Police Reserves.
Haus and Pemble will be filling the shoes of longtime City Council members Mark Vaughan and Lori Braucks, who are both stepping down after serving on the council since 2014.