Incumbent Mayor Les Fillingame and challenger Mike Favre will face each other in the runoff election May 16.
There was only a 22-vote difference between the two candidates.
There also will be a runoff for councilman at large between Democrats Mike Weems and T.J. Collier. The winner will face Republican Gary Knoblock and independent Susan M. “Susie” Veglia in the general election June 6.
Democrat Carol Strohmetz defeated incumbent Wendy McDonald in Ward 2, and she will face Republican Eugene “Gene” J. Hoffman IV.
Incumbent Jeffrey Reed held onto Ward 3, and he does not face challenger in the general election.
Democrat Tad Black and Republican Kyle Lewis, both political newcomers, won the Ward 4 primaries and will face off in the general election to replace Bobby Compretta, who isn’t running.
In Ward 5, incumbent Democrat Joey Boudin will meet Republican Buddy Zimmerman in the general election.
Ward 6 incumbent independent Lonnie Falgout will face Republican Josh DeSalvo, and Ward 1 independent incumbent Doug Seal will face Republican George Williams.
Residents spent much of the night waiting around for vote tallies, which were delayed significantly due to a voting machine in Ward 3 that experienced “technical difficulties,” according to election commissioners.
Les Fillingame (I)
Councilman at large, Democrat
Michael “Mike” Weems
Ward 2, Democrat
Carol A. Strohmetz
Wendy McDonald (I)
Ward 3, Democrat
Jeffrey J. Reed (I)
Kevin Paul Avery
Ward 4, Democratic
Gisele Marie Bradley
Ward 4, Republican