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Lansing Ward 1: Kost elected to City Council

Brian Daniels (L) conceded to Ryan Kost (R) Wednesday morning in the race for Lansing City Council's Ward 1 seat.

Updated on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022 at 11:35 a.m. ET

Residents of Lansing’s Ward 1 have elected Ryan Kost to represent them in the City Council. Kost beat incumbent councilmember Brian Daniels in a close race.

Daniels called Kost Wednesday morning to concede. They were both running to fill the Ward 1 seat in a special election. The spot was left vacant earlier this year following the resignation of former councilmember Brandon Betz. Daniels was appointed to fill the seat following Betz's departure.

Unofficial results show Kost narrowly beating Daniels by 56 votes. He says he plans to focus on addressing the city’s lack of code compliant housing.

“There's several experts in our community on housing matters that I have been in contact with and will continue to talk to, to formulate how we can tackle the issues,” Kost said.

Kost adds he’s grateful to those who voted for him and plans to focus on unifying the area’s residents.

"I'm going to invest my time and efforts into the people that live here in the First Ward and start working with the community groups that we have and neighborhood building so we can get a stronger community built up."

Kost’s term on the Lansing City Council begins in January and will run through 2023.

Winning candidates are in bold.

Lansing Ward 1

Brian DanielsRyan Kost
Ingham County Clerk

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