AKRON, Ohio — After becoming Akron's first full-time mayor in nearly three decades, Dan Horrigan will be returning to City Hall for another four years.
With 100% of precincts reporting, we can safely conclude that Horrigan will win a second term. The Horrigan has 77.3% of the vote, compared to just 22.7% for Republican business owner Josh Sines.
In declaring victory, Horrigan's campaign continued to stress is focus on economic development, as well as improved infrastructure. The 56-year-old welcomed the chance to continue his work:
"I am honored to be trusted by the voters of Akron to take our vision forward into the next four years. I look forward to working with other elected leaders and continuing to listen to citizens to increase opportunity and overcome our challenges, together. Even now, we are starting to see the results of our efforts. I am confident that, during the next four years, we will continue to build momentum for an even stronger, safer Akron."
Horrigan's re-election was somewhat in question earlier this year, especially with reports former longtime Mayor Don Plusquellic said he was considering running for a return to the office. However, Plusquellic eventually decided against such a move, and by November, a return for Horrigan was all but assured.
We are continuing to follow results across the region. For those results, head to wkyc.com/elections.