Cridersville Mayor Lorali Myers will continue as the village‚Äôs top elected official as she was re-elected to serve another four-year term.
Myers received 335 votes, or 55.93 percent, while councilor Tony Zuppardo received 264 votes, or 49.43 percent, after unofficial election results were released Tuesday night.
‚ÄúI am excited and privileged to serve the village for four more years,‚ÄĚ Myers said. ‚ÄúI want to thank the residents for their support.‚ÄĚ
Myers said she was pleased with the voter turnout, noting approximately 600 village residents took the time to go to the polls.
‚ÄúWe had a lot of people that took interest in the mayor race and the levy issues,‚ÄĚ Myers said.
Myers said that during the next four years as mayor, she is looking forward to seeing through to completion several projects in Cridersville ‚ÄĒ including the Safe Routes to School sidewalk project as well as working on improving the parks, seeing the tree lawn project proceed and looking for opportunities to bring in businesses to the village.
‚ÄúI‚Äôm honored to have another four years,‚ÄĚ Myers said. ‚ÄúI am passionate about the community.‚ÄĚ
Zuppardo said he was disappointed after he heard the results but he has no intentions of running again in four years.
‚ÄúI only ran because I was concerned about the expense of the police chief,‚ÄĚ Zuppardo said.
Zuppardo is in the middle of his term as a village councilor and will continue his duties on council.
In addition, there were no candidates that filed for the two open seats on council.