Holman Defeats Gebert for Portage County Executive
City Times Staff
STEVENS POINT — Chris Holman has defeated Jami Gebert for the seat of Portage County Executive.
Holman gained his victory with a total vote of 5,973 to Gebert’s 5,270.
Gebert was humble in defeat, and released the following statement via Facebook:
“While this is not the outcome we wanted, or worked so hard for, as a true community servant, I realize that when you are working to build community through service there is never a finish line. I’d like to thank my family, friends and supporters for all their hard work over the last few months.
We connected with over 5,000 voters in Portage County since January and I’m proud of our efforts. I wish the best for Portage County, its citizens, and the next Executive. On a personal note, I look forward to new adventures.”
Holman was also humble in his victory, and thanked Gebert in a highly contested race.
“I want to thank all of my supporters for their help and encouragement over the last six months. I am proud of the positive campaign that we ran. Thank you, too, to everyone who came out to vote despite the weather and to the county’s clerks and poll workers who always dedicate a lot of time and effort to making sure we have a smooth democratic process.
It was an honor and a privilege to run against Jami, as she has done a lot for our community and the county. It was a long night and a very close race. I wish only the best for her and her future. I am looking forward to getting to work and representing everyone in Portage County.”