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Matthews wins as Marietta mayor; update on other races

November 8, 2011
The Marietta Times

Final, unofficial results from the Washington County Board of Elections show Democrat Joe Matthews defeating Republican Jon Grimm in the race for Marietta mayor, with all Marietta precincts reporting. Winning at-large council seats in Marietta are Democrats Denver Abicht and Harley Noland and Independent Michael Mullen.

The winner in the third ward council race is Steve Thomas. The first ward winner is Roger Kalter and Mike McCauley has won in the second ward.

Walt Brothers has won the Council President race, with about 54 percent of the vote.

The next Marietta auditor will be Sherri Hess, who beat oponent Dana Singer with about 57 percent of the vote.

The winner in the Lowell mayoral race is David Pitzer, who defeated incumbent Doug Seese. In Beverly, Rex Kenyon won the mayor's race and the next mayor in New Matamoras will be John Schmidt.

With eight of 14 precincts reporting in the Warren Local district, the bond issue there is losing by nearly a 60-40 margin.

With four of eight precincts reporting in the Frontier Local district, the income tax levy on the ballot there is losing, with about 76 percent of voters opposed.

The Washington County mental health services levy has failed, with 59.06 percent of voters opposed.

The county's senior services levy passed, with 66.43 percent of voters in favor of it.

Statewide, Issue 2 failed, meaning Senate Bill 5 will be repealed.



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