WETHERSFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — News 8 is your local election headquarters. In Wethersfield there was a recount for the 9and sits on the city council. Final results released Thursday showed a slim victory for the Democrat.

Wednesday’s returns showed Democrat Ryan Biggs had just a three-vote margin over Republican Tyler Flanigan.

Election workers reviewed the ballots and fed them into the tabulators for the second time on Thursday.

According to a Republican source inside the recount room and a message posted by Biggs on Facebookthe final votes indicated that Briggs defeated his Republican challenger by five votes.

At the final count, Biggs had 3,339 votes to Flanigan’s 3,334.

“I want to thank Wethersfield for electing me to serve my first full term on city council! Local elections matter! Biggs wrote.

Republicans hold a five-to-four council majority after the recount.

In one message on his Facebook page, Flanigan said, in part, after the recount, “While it is certainly disappointing that I no longer serve the city in this capacity, I am incredibly grateful to everyone who voted in favor of my candidacy. I took this semester with one goal in mind, to ensure that the Republican team retains its majority on the city council and the academy. I am grateful to have been part of the effort to ensure Wethersfield remains in good hands.