Smith wins Willard mayoral special election

Steve Chapman

Troy Smith

Defeats former Willard Mayor Snider following tie vote in initial election, recount
The matter as to who will lead the City of Willard as its next mayor has been unofficially settled. Alderman Troy Smith defeated former Willard Mayor Samuel Snider in the race’s second runoff election on Tuesday, June 18. Smith received 450 votes, or about 57 percent, to Snider’s 337 votes, or about 43 percent.
Snider and Smith initially each received 349 votes in the mayoral race held on Tuesday, April 2. A recount held on Friday, April 5, again ended in a tie. The candidates had two choices to settle the election, either by the flip of a coin or a runoff election, which eventually was chosen.
It was reported that the Greene County Clerk’s Office was waiting to officially call the election until after 12 p.m. on Friday, June 21, the deadline for those ballots to be received. The election will be certified at 12:30 p.m.
The Greene County Commonwealth will update this story as more information becomes available.


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