HUDSON — It looks like the city will have a new mayor.
Challenger Craig Shubert has defeated incumbent Dave Basil by a count of 3,242-3,012, according to final but unofficial results from the Summit County Board of Elections.
Shubert sought the Republican nomination for the Ohio House 37th District seat in 2018. Shubert finished second in the three-person Republican Primary for the state house race. Basil, who was elected as the city’s 49th mayor in 2015, was seeking a second term in office.
Messages left for Shubert and Basil were not immediately returned Tuesday night.
When he announced his run for mayor earlier, Shubert told the Hub-Times he wanted to see a return to "common sense governance."
"I am running for mayor to bring the focus of city government back to the core issues that make Hudson such an amazing place to live," said Shubert.
The final, but unofficial results from the board of election in the city council races were:
• Ward 1: Kate Schlademan, 631; Ron Panaggio, 556; Rebecca Benson Leiter, 258; and S. David Worhatch, 179.
• Ward 2, Chris Foster, 938; Lisa Radigan (incumbent), 783.
• Ward 3, Skylar Sutton, 841; Brett Shriver, 495.
• Ward 4, Beth Bigham (incumbent), 1,037; Nicole R. Davis, 535.
Reporter Phil Keren can be reached at 330-541-9421, firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Twitter at @keren_phil.