Gahanna voters have chosen Laurie A. Jadwin to be their next mayor.
According to final unofficial results from the Franklin County Board of Elections, Jadwin led Ryan P. Jolley with 5,197 votes (60%) to 3,431 (40%) with all 30 precincts reporting.
“I would like to thank my opponent, Ryan Jolley, for a hard-fought campaign,” Jadwin said. “I am truly honored by the vote of confidence and trust bestowed by the residents of our community. Our team is looking forward to getting started on the work that lies ahead for our hometown.”
Jolley congratulated mayor-elect Jadwin.
“She ran a strong campaign, and it was an honor to be in the arena with her,” he said.
Jolley said he entered the race because he knew Gahanna needed new leadership, new ideas and a new vision.
“Fortunately, Laurie’s and my visions have more in common than not, and I am confident that Gahanna will be well-served under her guidance,” he said. “I look forward to continuing to serve Gahanna in this new administration, and I thank the residents for allowing me the opportunity to run for mayor.”
Jadwin, 57, has been executive director of the Gahanna Convention & Visitors Bureau since 2013. She has been an attorney since 1987.
City Council: Bowers, McGregor, Angelou lead field of five for three seats
In the Gahanna City Council race, Merisa Bowers, Nancy R. McGregor and Karen J. Angelou led the field with 4,906 votes (23%), 4,751 (22%) and 4,714 (22%), respectively, for the three available seats, with all precincts reporting.
John M. Hicks and Mike Hroncich lost their bids for a seat with 4,136 votes (19%) and 3,256 (15%), respectively.
Gahanna city attorney: Mularski to succeed Ewald
With all precincts reporting, Raymond Mularski defeated Tricia Sprankle for the office of Gahanna city attorney by 4,354 votes (55%) to 3,500 (45%), respectively.
Shane Ewald, who was elected city attorney in 2011, decided not to seek reelection.
Mularski, 60, is a resident of Creekside Green Drive who has served as Gahanna’s prosecutor for more than 30 years.
Gahanna-Jefferson school board: Incumbents Moehring, Brown Piccolantonio prevail
Incumbents Daphne Moehring and Beryl Brown Piccolantonio led the race to return to their seats on the Gahanna-Jefferson Board of Education over challenger Jon Handler with 7,157 votes (41%); 6,441 (37%) and 3,825 (22%), respectively, with all 51 precincts reporting.
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