HUBER HEIGHTS — The voters of Huber Heights elected Jeffrey Gore as its new Mayor on Tuesday. Gore outdistanced challenger David Wilson with 3,598 votes, or 56.4% to 2,779 or 43.6%. Vote totals include Montgomery and Miami Counties.
Gore assumes the post from Mayor Tom McMasters.
Nancy Byrge will slide over to the At-large Council seat after defeating Chase Warden with 3,484, or 57.9% ov the vote, to 2,534, of 42.1%.
Seth Morgan, who was running unopposed in for Ward 3 Council, received 763 votes.
In Ward 4, Andrew Hill appeared to narrowly defeat Carl Urbanas, Sr. by just 13 votes. Hill received 402 votes, or 50.82% to Urbanas’ 389 votes, or 49.18%.
All results are unoffical until certified by the Montgomery County Board of Elections.
In Ward 5, Mark Campbell received 474 voes, or 56.77% to just 361 by Linda Morin, or 43.23%.
In the race for Huber Heights Board of Education, which was uncontested, Kelly Bledsoe received 3,909 votes, Mark Combs received 3,672 votes, and William Harris received 3,216 votes.
Montgomery County Issues 3 and 4, supporting the Human Services Levy and Sinclair Community College, appeared on their way to easy passage with 93.6% of the vote counted. Both issues had more than a 40,000 vote margin.
Issue 39, a bond issue and levy to support Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) was much closer with a margin of just over 2,000 votes with 96.4% of the vote counted.
On statewide ballot initiatives, Issue 1, which would give crime victims more rights, passed by a wide margin and was called early in the evening by multiple media outlets including the Associated Press.
Likewise, State Issue 2, a measure that would regulate some prescription drug prices, failed by a nearly 80-20 margin. The race was called early in the evening by multiple media outlets and supporters conceded defeat shortly after polls closed.
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