The Big Island mayor's race may have seen the tightest race in the General Election between incumbent Billy Kenoi and former mayor Harry Kim.
"I made a promise to my supporters if I win, I would let them throw me in the ice pond," said Kenoi.
True to his word, a soaking wet mayor and hundreds of supporters and family members celebrate a narrow victory.
"It was a very close race," said Kenoi.
"The only consolation is you know what you did was right, but that still doesn't take away the pain for now," said Kim.
Hot off his win, Kenoi outlined his priorities for his next four years in office.
"We'll continue to improve infrastructure, roads, transportation and continue to expand recreational opportunities for youth island-wide," said Kenoi. "And, of course, not just renewable energy but cheaper renewable energy.'
The Hawaii County Elections Office says absentee votes were a record high this year and nearly two-thirds of registered Big Island voters cast their ballot in this election.
"There's a lot of people who say I don't need to vote because one vote won't count but there's a lot of people who say that if you vote it makes a difference," said Big Island voter Michael Gaitan.
It was only a two percentage difference that made the difference in the Big Island mayor's race.