DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Gary Leitzell is a one term mayor.
The Dayton mayor lost in a three-way run-off where the top two advance to the November election and third place goes home.
He was defeated by Nan Whaley, a Democrat and current member of the Dayton city commission and former judge and Montgomery County Auditor A. J. Wagner. Wagner is also a Democrat.
Leitzell, an Independent, won his seat in 2009 from then incumbent Rhine McLin. A political newcomer a that time, Leitzell took office on the promise of infusing city hall with the fresh perspective of a political outsider and encouraged creative and critical thinking to set goals and solve problems.
The final results:
Gary D. Leitzell 2338 - 23.69%
A. J. Wagner 2566 - 26.00%
Nan Whaley 4965 - 50.31%
2 NEWS reporter Jordan Burgess is following the race for mayor and will reaction on 2 NEWS at 11:00.
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