Rundown: Primary Elections Results in Ohio’s Cities
May 3, 2023
COLUMBUS, Ohio – On Tuesday, Ohio cities held primary elections with mayor and city council races, and local issues such as levies for safety services and local infrastructure. As a bipartisan coalition of the mayors in Ohio’s cities, the Ohio Mayors Alliance was monitoring mayors races in several cities.
“We would like to congratulate all the candidates that were on the ballot yesterday, as well as the communities that approved key issues,” said Ohio Mayors Alliance Executive Director Keary McCarthy. “Strong local leadership is so important for our communities and to the success of the entire state.”
Below is a rundown of results in several of the Ohio Mayors Alliance cities:
Akron: Councilmember Shammas Malik won the Democratic primary for mayor, against six other candidates. Currently there are no other declared candidates or Republican challengers.
Beavercreek: Beavercreek residents approved a $1.8 million police levy that will allow the city to hire five more police officers and purchase new equipment.
Canton: Council President William Sherer II won the Democratic primary for mayor. However with 66 votes separating him from the second-place finisher, there is an automatic recount. The winner will face Republican Roy Scott DePew in November.
Findlay: Current Mayor Christina Muryn won her Republican primary against a challenger. At the time of release, there are no other declared candidates or Democratic challengers.
Lancaster: Lancaster residents approved a $3.1 million replacement levy to fund critical local infrastructure, including paving projects and street improvement.
Lorain: Current Mayor Jack Bradley won his Democratic primary against two challengers. At the time of release, there are no other declared candidates or Republican challengers.
Warren: Current Mayor Doug Franklin won his Democratic primary against a challenger. At the time of release, there are no other declared candidates or Republican challengers.
Boards of Elections have until May 23 to complete their official canvass of primary ballots. Candidates in nonpartisan races have until August 9 to file their petitions for the General Election and write-in candidates have until August 28.
As the General Election approaches, the Ohio Mayors Alliance will be updating the Elections Center on their website with names of additional candidates as they are certified by their Boards of Elections. The Elections Center also has information on how mayoral elections are conducted in all of their 30 member cities.
The Ohio Mayors Alliance is a bipartisan coalition of mayors in Ohio’s 30 largest cities. For more information, please visit: OhioMayorsAlliance.org.