Jael Currie earned nearly half the vote among five candidates in the primary election to represent Madison’s far east side on the Madison Common Council.
Currie, who works as housing director for YWCA Madison, finished with 48.2 percent of the vote — 715 of the 1,484 votes cast. She will face Matt Tramel in the general election on April 6. Tramel received 282 votes — 19 percent of the total.
“I am extremely honored and humbled by tonight’s turnout and the ability to advance to April’s general election,” Currie said in a statement to Madison365. Thank you to my dedicated team, family, friends, colleagues, esteemed community members and endorsers. Lastly, thank you to my neighbors and district 16 community for putting faith toward #MovingMadisonForward, together. I look forward to continuing the work to make Madison and district 16 the thriving beacon of equity and justice we all know it can be.”
Greg Dixon ran third with 14.7 percent; Tyson Vitale earned 9.4 percent and Kim Richman garnered 8.1 percent.
Incumbent Michael Tierney announced in November that he would not seek re-election.