Ward 4 election results: incumbent Amber Sherrill beats Alan Ault

Ward 4 — home to the controversial Johnson Street Community Center—reelected incumbent Amber Sherrill on Tuesday. She defeated Alan Ault, 3,121 votes to 1,547.

Sherrill is an environmentalist whose background includes stewarding Five Valleys Land Trust. She also chairs the Climate, Conservation and Parks committee on city council.

Ault, meanwhile, is a fiscal conservative who ran on lowering taxes and addressing homelessness.

Ward 4 Councilor Amber Sherrill 

“I feel like I’m going to do the best job I can,” said Sherrill. “I’m going to make the best decisions I can.”

She said she felt her Democratic backing helped her in Ward 4.

“Obviously I’m a Democrat,” she said. “And I have a pretty Democratic ward.”

Sherrill also shared her vision for the council. She said she’s excited for a new mayor and new colleagues on council, since the last two years have been tumultuous.

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“I’m looking forward,” she said, “to whatever’s next.”

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