AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - Following a tense week of elections followed by a competitive runoff, Patrick Starr was defeated Thursday evening by Dane Block. 

"I think both of these campaigns were close because both had a strong message," said Starr following the final call out.

Both candidates received vote reductions due to election violations. Only301 votes separated the two candidates

Starr believes the vision of his campaign was stronger than his competitors, "I feel like mine was more visionary as far as thinking about bigger ideas."

While Starr did not win, he hopes the ideas brought forward by all of the competitors will be considered.

"I feel like all of these ideas will be discussed and hopefully acted on by Dane."