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Indian American loses City Council polls

Democrat Jay Aiyer lost to his opponent Sue Lovell in a very close contest run-off election for Houston City Council.

india Updated: Dec 12, 2005 17:49 IST

Indian American Democrat Jay Aiyer lost to his opponent Sue Lovell in a very close contest run-off election for Houston City Council.

Jay Aiyer, 36, a lawyer and a community college trustee was defeated by a mere 579 votes in the polls on Sunday for Houston City Council at-large Position 2.

Sue Lovell, 55, narrowly defeated Aiyer by taking 18,232 votes or 50.9 percent of the vote compared to Aiyer's 17, 653 or 49.1 per cent.

Born in London and raised in Texas, Aiyer said he was proud of his campaign and wanted to thank his supporters.

"I felt we ran a good race," Aiyer said.

"The results are what they are, and I wish (Lovell) the best. I think she'll do a fine job."

Aiyer said he will continue working to preserve and improve public safety, repair aging infrastructure, and expand the city's park space.

"We both share some of the same issues," Aiyer said.

First Published: Dec 12, 2005 17:49 IST