In a close City Council race, voters welcomed a former mayor back into the fold.
NORTH CANTON In a close City Council race, voters welcomed a former mayor back into the fold.
Unofficial vote counts showed Daryl Revoldt and incumbents Mark Cerreta and Marcia Kiesling snagging the three council at-large seats.
Cerreta earned 27 percent of the vote (3,150 votes), followed by Revoldt with 26 percent (3,015 votes) and Kiesling with 24 percent (2,790 votes). Councilman Dan Griffith earned 22 percent (2,552 votes).
Council is a nonpartisan position, and members serve two-year terms.
Revoldt, 66, has been involved in North Canton politics since 1981, but last ran for office in 2009. He was the city's mayor from 1998-2001 and a councilman from 1981-1998 and 2007-2011.
"To come back is heartwarming. To have the support that I have is heartwarming," he said. "I'm conscious, again, of the confidence people have placed in me, and I'll work very hard to not disappoint them."
Revoldt said, "I'm grateful for the opportunity to serve the community. We've got signifigant challenges ahead." He identified the Hoover District Project and the need to bring the city and schools together as some of those challenges.
Cerreta, 58, has served on council since 2011. He said he's looking forward to continuing the work underway, as well as tackling future projects.
"I'm happy about (being re-elected) and looking forward to it," he said.
Kiesling, 47, has won the last eight out of nine council races. She first served as councilwoman from 2001-2005 and has served continuously since 2007.
"I'm excited — thrilled that maybe we can get a few things finished around town," she said, adding that Hoover District is a top priority, as well as increasing revenue and "keeping our city as awesome as it is."
"I just absolutely thank (voters) for all their support over the years," Kiesling said. "Coming out and voting for me, it means a lot to me personally."
Griffith, 40, was first elected to council in 2011. He said he was disappointed in Tuesday's results, but wished everyone the best.
"At this point, I'll continue to be involved in the community and continue to be helpful wherever I can," he said.
Elsewhere in North Canton, voters showed support for current leadership.
In Ward 3, incumbent Stephanie Werren led challenger Jon Snyder, earning 65 percent of the vote. She had 933 votes to Snyder's 509 votes.
Snyder, 71, had served on council from 1998-2014. Werren, 48, has held the position since 2014.
In Ward 4, incumbent Dominic Fonte led BJ Boyajian with 61 percent of the vote. He earned 777 votes and Boyajian 492 votes.
Boyajian, 40, was the only political newcomer to run for council. Fonte, 57, has been on council since 2014.
Council President Daniel "Jeff" Peters, Ward 2, and Vice President Doug Foltz, Ward 1, ran unopposed.
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