NORTH OLMSTED, Ohio — North Olmsted has a new mayor.
Residents on Tuesday elected Nicole Dailey Jones to unseat incumbent Kevin M. Kennedy, who was running for an unprecedented fourth term.
Jones won out over Kennedy with nearly 59 percent of the vote, and just over a 1,000 vote lead.
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"We need a mayor that will take action to refill our storefronts and attract new businesses, rebuild our streets and invest in quality city services, We need to treat our residents with respect they deserve and make it easier to reinvest and maintain our homes," said Jones in a video earlier this year.
Jones, the two-term city council president and former director of communications for Cuyahoga County, was running against re-signing any new water agreements with the City of Cleveland, citing recent litigation between Westlake and Cleveland; Westlake's litigation looks to change the source of water supply for the city, moving from Cleveland as the water supply source to Avon Lake.
Despite the City Council voting 6-1 recently to not re-sign water agreements with the City of Cleveland, Mayor Kennedy was responsible for the executive decision on the deal.
Mayor Kennedy was first elected in 2005.
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