Election results in Benton and Franklin counties were certified Tuesday, closing the book on close races in West Richland and Connell.
Brent Gerry was voted in as West Richland mayor with 52 percent, or 1,971 votes, to 48 percent, 1,802 votes, for Merle N. Johnson.
Jay Bowman won the race for West Richland City Council Position 1 with 51 percent, 1,412 votes, defeating Johan M. Curtiss, who had 49 percent, 1,347 votes.
Bowman withdrew from the race but too late for his name to be removed from the ballot.
In Franklin County, Bruce "Blacky" Blackwell was certified as Connell mayor. Blackwell finished with 51 percent, or 212 votes, against Gary Walton, who had 49 percent, or 202 votes.