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Published: Tuesday, 11/8/2011

Findlay residents elect Mihalik mayor


FINDLAY - Findlay’s new mayor will be Republican Lydia Mihalik.

Ms. Mihalik, who defeated Mayor Pete Sehnert and two others in the May primary, won Tuesday’s general election with a definitive 73.3 percent of vote.

She beat independent Billy R. Nelson, Jr., who got 22 percent of the vote, and former Councilman Robert Kuhlman, who ran as a write-in candidate and received 4.7 percent of the vote.

Ms. Mihalik, who is currently a grants administrator for the Hancock Regional Planning Commission, said streamlining city government will be among her first tasks when she takes office in January. She plans to combine the safety director and service director positions, and to hire a human resources chief, she said.

Residents also elected three at-large councilmen: Jerry Murray, Anne Spence, and Randy C. Ward.

Voters also elected Republican J. Randal Van Dyne as their Ward Two representative.

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