TWINSBURG — Two newcomers will take seats on Twinsburg City Council after Jan. 1, while one incumbent was re-elected in Tuesday’s general election.

Scott Barr won the three-way race for Council At-Large, taking the seat held by longtime Councilor Gary Sorace (who decided not to run), while incumbent Maureen Stauffer was re-elected in Ward 4.

In the At-Large race, Barr garnered 2,158 votes to Kathy Turle-Waldron’s 850 votes, and Michael A. Turle’s 611 votes, according to final but unofficial results from the Board of Elections.

Stauffer polled 429 votes to Joe Dismond’s 344 votes, according to final but unofficial results from the Board of Elections.

Another newcomer will join the legislature, but that person will not be determined by the Summit County Board of Elections until Wednesday because the three candidates for Ward 5 — Gregory Bellan, Andrew Chenkus and Robert Thewes — were write-ins. There were 410 write in votes cast.

Barr is a project engineer for Solon Glass Center, is married and has two children. He also worked for the Reminderville Police Department, then joined his father’s business as a residential homebuilder and developer.

"I would like to thank the residents of Twinsburg for putting their faith and trust in me," said Barr. "I am overwhelmed with the support we received. I look forward to working hard for every resident."

Stauffer has been a teacher in the Twinsburg schools for 29 years and has served on Council for the past eight years. She has lived in Twinsburg for 49 years, is married and is the mother of three children.

"With all the damage from Sunday's storm and the power outages in our city, I am grateful to all the residents who took the time to make it out to vote," said Stauffer. "I appreciate the support from Ward 4 and look forward to what I hope to be a rapid recovery from the storm damage so we can move on to better days for Twinsburg."

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