Cherry wins Toledo council race


South Toledo's District 2 City Council race on Tuesday was won by the incumbent, Matt Cherry, 33, a business agent for Sheet Metal Workers Local 33.

He had 1,823 votes, according to final, unofficial results released by the Lucas County Board of Elections about 4 a.m. today.

He was appointed to the seat by council after D. Michael Collins, who had held the seat, was sworn in as Toledo's mayor. By winning Tuesday's election, Mr. Cherry will serve through the end of 2015.

Independent Marcia Helman, 63, who owns an ice cream parlor, got 1,520 votes.

Democrat Bob Vasquez, 61, a member of the Toledo Board of Education since 2008, got 775 votes,

Republican Joe Celusta, 50, a former business executive and the grandson of a Toledo mayor during the 1950s, won 404 votes.