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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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%.