MILWAUKEE -- Along with a loss in the mayoral race, Alderman Bob Donovan also got a scare in his south side council district.
Donovan will keep his seat to serve his fifth term, but only by a slim margin. He edged out challenger Justin Bielinski by 158 votes.
At an election night watch party Tuesday night, he said he was disappointed to lose the mayor's race, but congratulated incumbent Tom Barrett and said he hopes the two can work together here at city hall.
Donovan also said crime remains an issue in his south side district and throughout Milwaukee, so he'll continue to try and advance a tough on crime agenda.
Of the 14 council seats up for grabs last night, 12 featured incumbents. North side Alderman Robert Puente was the only one to lose. Challenger Chantia Lewis beat him by more than 600 votes.