Published: Monday, November 06, 2017 @ 10:53 PM
Updated: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 @ 11:01 PM
By: Lynn Hulsey - Staff Writer
— Kettering Mayor Don Patterson was easily re-elected on Tuesday, winning 76.6 percent of the vote, according to final, unofficial results from the Montgomery County Board of Elections.
Three-time candidate, Michael Barnett, came in second with 14.3 percent and political newcomer, Nuponu Gorneleh, had 9 percent.
“I’m honored and humbled that the residents have supported what we’ve been trying to accomplish in Kettering and I look forward in the next four years to doing even bigger and better things for this great community,” Patterson said.
“Congratulations to my two opponents for stepping up and taking an interest in their community. And I look forward to encouraging more residents to take a leadership interest in their community.”
Three people ran for two at-large seats on the Kettering City Council. Jacqueline L. Fisher and Councilman Bill Lauter won. Fisher received the most votes, with 45.7 percent of the total and Lauter came in second with 39 percent in his bid for re-election. Griffin Derr had 15.2 percent and lost the race.
Lauter is a retired Kettering Schools educator. Fisher, a longtime community volunteer, works in program management at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Derr is a 2011 graduate of Kettering Fairmont High School who did not list any current employment on his Voter Guide questionnaire.
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