When Danny Clay decided to run for Ward One alderman in Ashland, he drove every street in the area with his son and put a tally mark in his notebook for every house. There were 330. Every week for five weeks before the April 5 elections, he went door to door. By the election, he had secured 92 commitments.
Clay was elected alderman Tuesday with 94 votes, replacing incumbent George Elliot, who received 45 votes.
Clay said when he checked the voter registration for his ward in 2014, there were only 62 registered voters, so he was “dumbfounded” by the election results.