AKRON, Ohio- Democrat Dan Horrigan won the race for Akron mayor Tuesday night, beating Republican Eddie Sipplen and Independent William Melver.
Horrigan had 72 percent of the vote while Sipplen had 24 percent.
“They have shared their hopes and their dreams, their wants and their needs, their passions and ideas. And it is those ideas that will fuel me when we start our new administration in January,” Horrigan said.
“It’s a critical time for Akron and we face a lot of challenges… We now have a chance to reboot the city government.”
This was the first time in nearly 30 years that Don Plusquellic did not appear on the ballot in the Akron mayoral race. Plusquellic, who started his term as mayor in 1987, announced his resignation in May.
Akron City Council President Garry Moneypenny was appointed interim mayor, but resigned less than a week. He admitted to inappropriately touching a female city employee.