Veteran Republican City Council member Stephen Cicak edged out newcomer Mildred M. Johnson for Reynoldsburg City Auditor.
With 98 percent of precincts reporting in Franklin County, Cicak received 2,563 votes or 54 percent, while Johnson received 2,170 votes or 46 percent, according to unofficial results from the Franklin County Board of Elections.
With 5 of 5 precincts reporting in Licking County, Johnson received 870 votes, or 51.88 percent and Cicak received 807 votes, or 48.12 percent.
In Fairfield County, voters in one precinct had a say in the race. Cicak garnered 49 votes, or 60.49 percent; and Johnson received 32 votes, or 39.51 percent.
Cicak, 51, won his seat on Reynoldsburg City Council in November 2015 and currently represents Ward 1. He will relinquish his position to become city auditor on Jan. 1.
Cicak said he has studied every appropriation and budget item on City Council agendas for the last three years.
“I want to be a part of making our city attractive to the next generation of working families,” he said. “The next few years will be the most exciting time for Reynoldsburg in modern history.”
Johnson, age not provided, is a senior service specialist who attended Franklin University.
Longtime incumbent auditor Richard Harris opted not to seek another term in office. He has been city auditor since 2005, and also held the same post in 2001 and 2002.