by Jourdan Hicks, PublicSource
“I’m thankful for the continued support of the district,” Burgess said at an election party Tuesday night at Nazarene Baptist Church in Homewood.
Burgess received 40.88% of the vote, followed by Taylor, with 28.31%, Welch with 26.00% and Daniels with 4.54%. Voter turnout was reported at 29% with 8,116 votes cast in total.
Burgess was first elected to City Council in 2007. His district includes East Hills, Garfield, Homewood, Larimer, Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar, North Point Breeze, part of East Liberty and Friendship.
Despite continued reelection, Burgess has faced criticism from some constituents for what they see as a stern demeanor and failure to mitigate displacement and rising rent in areas like East Liberty. Simultaneously, some constituents praised him for neighborhood development and his focus on affordable housing.