Adam Thomas ’12 was elected next year’s Yale College Council treasurer in a closely contested runoff election Thursday, earning 51 percent of the student vote.

Thomas received just 23 more votes than his opponent, Colin Adamo ’10. Although Adamo initially won 40.6 percent of the vote in the three-candidate field, the YCC election committee called for a runoff to decide the winner because Adamo defeated Thomas by a margin of less than 5 percent.

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Reached early Friday morning, Thomas expressed excitement about his win. Thomas, who served as chair of the Freshman Class Council this year, ran for treasurer on a platform of dedication to the mission of the YCC and passion for Yale’s student body.

In the day leading up to Thursday’s runoff election, Adamo announced his support for Thomas in a statement to the News.

There were 1082 votes cast. Thomas received 544 votes, Adamo received 521 and there were 17 abstentions.