Gahanna voters appeared to say yes to incumbents Stephen Renner and Jamie Leeseberg in two races for seats on city council, according to unofficial results from the Franklin County Board of Elections.
With all precincts reporting Nov. 7, Renner was the top vote-getter in Ward 1 with 668 votes, followed by Stephanie Kromer with 556 votes, and Malcolm Glasgow with 230 votes, or 46, 38 and 16 percent, respectively.
In Ward 4, Leeseberg was the top vote-getter with 1,323 votes, or 63 percent. Challenger Paul Winstead received 763 votes, or 37 percent.
Incumbent Michael Schnetzer did not face a challenger in Ward 2 nor did incumbent Brian Larick in Ward 3.
Renner, 51, said he wanted to ensure that both the west side of Gahanna and the entire city have access to the resources available to help make it sustainable.
He has served Gahanna residents on council since 2012, and was council president in 2013 and 2016.
“I am a graduate of the Leadership Columbus program, class of 2014,” he said. “I serve many residents of Franklin County through my day job as the director of the Department of Sanitary Engineering, which provides water and sewer services to unincorporated areas of the county.”
Leeseberg, 47, said he has had the honor of representing the residents of Gahanna on City Council since 2014.
“I am a licensed civil engineer and surveyor with over 24 years of experience managing multi-million dollar public and private projects,” he said. “I look forward to serving the people of Gahanna in the future.”
In other election results, voters approved a local liquor option in Gahanna 2-D for Sunday sales from 11 a.m. to midnight for wine/mixed and liquor at Gahanna Lanes, 215 W. Johnstown Road. It passed by a vote of 182 to 53, or 77 percent to 23 percent.