Election 2016: Crawford County results

BUCYRUS — The polls in Crawford County closed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and by 11:30 p.m., all results were tallied.

According to the county’s board of elections, 19,042 total votes were cast during the election and 6,386 of those were cast during early voting. Almost 68 percent of all registered voters in the county made it to the polls to cast a ballot.

The official vote count will be held on Nov. 21 and 22 which will include the certification process of 506 provisional ballots.

In one of the two county commissioner races, Mo Ressallat regains his seat that he left a few years ago.

“I’m elated. I will do my best for the people of Crawford County,” Ressallat said, who won the most votes over Independent candidate, Jeff Teynor.

Ressallat worked previously with the incumbent winner of the other commissioner’s race, Doug Weisenauer, who ran against Bucyrus City Council member, Dan Wirebaugh.

“We have a good working relationship and also, we have a good relationship with the employees of the county offices,” Ressallat said.

Weisenauer said he is thankful to the people who voted for him.

“I am thankful to the people who believe in me and want to give me another chance,” Weisenauer said.

In January, Weisenauer will start his third term as commissioner.

In the county’s recorder race, Julie A. Wells won the most votes against Dawn Schnabel. Both are currently employed in the recorder’s office. Wells will replace retiring recorder Karen Scott.

Issues on the ballot related to the sale of alcohol on Sundays were passed by voters. Ehrhart’s in Bucyrus, Kork and Kap in Crestline and the Tarasco Mexican Restaurant and the JenCor-Marathon in Galion will now be able to sale or serve alcohol on Sundays.

Several townships throughout the county including Jackson, Dallas, New Washington, Chatfield, Liberty and Vernon passed tax renewal levies.

Doug Weisenauer
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/38/2016/11/web1_Doug-Weisenauer-2.jpgDoug Weisenauer

Mo Ressallat
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/38/2016/11/web1_Mo-2.jpgMo Ressallat

Julie Wells
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/38/2016/11/web1_wells-1.jpgJulie Wells

By Kimberly Gasuras



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