PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Dr. Rita Ali is continuing to maintain her lead over competitor Jim Montelongo in the race to become the next mayor of Peoria.
Last Friday, the votes flipped in Ali’s favor, and on Wednesday, April 14, they remained that way with Ali ahead by 39 votes.
Ali currently has 8,236 votes in her favor and Montelongo 8,197 in his.
The Peoria Election Commission is counting ballots that were postmarked by election day. Any votes received within two weeks will still be counted.