The San Luis Obispo County election results are certified and incumbent Shelly Higginbotham has held onto her position as Pismo Beach Mayor, defeating challenger Kevin Kreowski by two votes.
A recount of the Pismo Beach mayoral race could take the San Luis Obispo County Clerk-Recorder’s Office two days; possibly costing up to $3,000.
A crowdsourcing website was set up by Kreowski’s supporters on Monday night, which raised more than their $3,000 goal within 34 hours.
Mayor Higginbotham made the last donation of $495 to help Kreowski fund a recount.
Kreowski says he is amazed and humbled by the community support and finds Higginbotham’s donation as commendable.
He plans to formally file a recount request as early as this Friday.