And the winner is——–Vern Halter.Download AudioThe final vote tally Monday afternoon in the Matanuska Susitana Borough mayor’s race indicates that Vern Halter is the Borough’s new mayor. Halter drew 5,422 votes compared with incumbent DeVilbiss’s 4,971.A special Review Team counted the absentee and questioned ballots today. On election evening, fewer than 200 votes separated the two front running mayoral candidates. A third candidate, Rosemary Vavrin, gained 407 votes as of Monday’s final count.The Borough’s closely contested District 7 race now goes to Randall Kowalke. Kowalke finished with 979 votes compared to challenger Doyle Holmes’ 946 votes.Election results remain unofficial until they are certified Tuesday night at 5 pm before the regular Borough Assembly meeting.