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Michael Ritchie edged out incumbent Gary Parsons by four votes for the Place 1 Cottonwood Shores City Council seat during the May 7 election. 

Ritchie garnered 34 votes to Parsons’ 30.

Two other council seats were unopposed on the ballot. Cheryl Trinidad retains her Place 3 seat, and Roger Wayson holds on to Place 5.

Cottonwood Shores council members serve for two years. The next City Council meeting is Thursday, May 19, at 6 p.m., when the May 7 winners will be sworn in.