Judge withstands challenge from Debevec, Rocky wins council seat

The 2019 election has been a wild ride.

Three candidates squared off to determine who will become the next mayor of the city.

William B. Judge, Carla Hart Debevec and Steve Brookens spent the majority of the year competing for the hearts and votes of Barberton, from candidates night in August to Judge and Debevec holding rallies at Lake Anna during Labor Day weekend. Now the election results are in.

After a hard-fought battle, Mayor William Judge wins the primary election. 

 Jaber ousts Zarle for Ward 4 council seat

Flaker continues as Finance Director

Griffin maintains council seat Ward 3

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Vote totals:

William B. Judge won with 1,251 votes. 49.33% of voters turned out.

Carla Hart Debevec came in second place with 1,172 total votes, 46.21%.

Steve Brookens finished last with 113 total votes, just 4.46%.

Director of finance:

Jeremy Flaker won with 1,569 votes, 67.40%.

John Kopcha finished with 759 votes, 32.60%.

Ward 3 council:

Shorter Griffin won with 324 votes, 60.67%.

Ellen Betts finished with 210 votes, 39.33%.

Griffin will compete with Christopher W. Ison in the November general election for the position.

Ward 4 council:

Shaun “Rocky” Jaber won with 412 votes, 81.35%.

Patricia Zarle finished with 94 total votes, 18.65%.

 

 

 

29 Comments

  1. Brock Insane O'Bozo on September 11, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Don’t worry, it isn’t over yet. There are a couple council seats yet to be determined so still big changes coming yet. Vote Republican and Independent in November! No more DEMOCRATS!

    • edbluegillmaster on September 12, 2019 at 11:27 am

      Vote Bebe Heitic in November!!! Rebublican and independent votes were being scared off (supressed) by the Harold article and at the polls! It does not matter what party you consider yourself a part of. You CAN vote for whoever you choose. Dont fall for FAKE NEWS!!!

      • edbluegillmaster on September 12, 2019 at 12:01 pm

        If you feel your vote was suppressed or scared away call the Summit County Board of Elections to make a complaint. Put a stop to the local corruption!!

  2. Lydia on September 11, 2019 at 7:07 am

    Today please remember all the people that lost their lives in the 9/11 attack and those who continue to be affected by it.

    • Lydiaclast on September 12, 2019 at 12:36 pm

      is that where some people did some thing?

  3. Timothy Jackson Sr on September 11, 2019 at 12:23 am

    Congratulations Councilman Jaber Rocky, I am up for anything to help make a positive impact in the community, again.. congrats

  4. Happy on September 10, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    Congratulations to Bill Judge. Maybe Miss Carla can now get off that high horse and get back to reality and act married again.

  5. Happy on September 10, 2019 at 10:53 pm

    Congratulations to Bill Judge. Maybe Miss Karla can now get off that high horse and get back to reality and act married again.

  6. Haters Gonna Hate on September 10, 2019 at 10:42 pm

    Congrats to the winners, but always remember to move forward in a positive direction and get results for the common good.

    • player haters ball on September 12, 2019 at 2:22 pm

      I hate you,i hate you.i dont even know you and I hate your gutsss…

  7. Green Hornet Voters on September 10, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    You big dummies!! You were close!! You’ve been SCHILLED!!

    • AnOnYmOuS on September 11, 2019 at 8:15 am

      The Hornet tapped out.

  8. Competent Leadership on September 10, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    Here we go again, The GREEN HORNET ruins it for the rest of us this time

    • edbluegillmaster on September 10, 2019 at 10:25 pm

      had em in the sleeper hold!!

    • Iconoclast on September 11, 2019 at 4:13 am

      Come now. You assume that the supporters of THE GREEN HORNET would have voted for Ms. Debevec??? Even though I was an ardent supporter of the HORNET I happily accept the election results as what they are…the will of the majority…and I wish Mr. Judge a very productive new term in office. He has been a go getter and is now rewarded by the voice of the people. Also to be congratulated is ROCKY Jaber. A well waged campaign despite all the slander thrown his way. The future looks bright for B-Town.

      • edbluegillmaster on September 12, 2019 at 12:12 pm

        you’re fake news

      • edbluegillmaster on September 12, 2019 at 12:20 pm

        Come now??? is that what u told KELVIN??? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  9. edbluegillmaster on September 10, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Congratulations Shaun Rocky Jaber!!!

    • edbluegillmaster on September 12, 2019 at 12:16 pm

      they tried bashing you Shaun but it didnt work!!! Congratulations my brother!!!

  10. Coach on September 10, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Pathetic.

    Shame on barberton

    • edbluegillmaster on September 10, 2019 at 9:23 pm

      Coach!!! Lol!!! did u vote?

      • Coach on September 10, 2019 at 9:25 pm

        I am a registered Republican

        • edbluegillmaster on September 10, 2019 at 9:26 pm

          and?

        • Brock Insane O'Bozo on September 11, 2019 at 8:22 am

          No excuse, you still could have voted.

      • edbluegillmaster on September 12, 2019 at 12:14 pm

        proof of voter suppression right here!!!!

    • Gary on September 11, 2019 at 6:44 am

      They talked about waiting until the election, things would get better…tgen they voted for the same people who put them in the hole

    • edbluegillmaster on September 12, 2019 at 12:13 pm

      you’re absolutely right coach!!! pathetic!!!

  11. edbluegillmaster on September 10, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    Congratulations Mayor Judge!! You showed some fight!!

    • edbluegillmaster on September 12, 2019 at 12:05 pm

      after learning the truth I take this back ☝️.

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