It’s ‘game on’ in the Bay Village Mayoral race.
Tuesday’s primary election narrowed the field to incumbent Debbie Sutherland and challenger Marty Mace.
Here is Mace’s press release in the wake of his win over fellow challengers David Volle and Claire Banasiak:
“On Tuesday, September 10th, 2013, the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie, Bay Village voters participated in a historic, first-ever Mayoral Primary Election as required by the Bay Village Charter when there are more than two candidates for Mayor. Voter turnout exceeded expectations for a primary likely due to increased public interest in important issues of financial accountability, transparency and decreased city services surrounding this year’s election.
“The Marty Mace for Mayor campaign is excited to announce that Marty received the most votes of the challengers in the primary election; earning him a place on the November ballot. Marty was not surprised by the primary election results.
“‘This is a great day for the City of Bay Village. Turnout was strong, and people came to the polls with a clear message for our city’s leadership. The voters are ready for a fresh start as clearly indicated by the majority. We are looking forward to November.’” he said.
“Marty Mace thanks the voters for all their support. He also thanks and congratulates the other candidates for all their hard work. Marty is honored to be a part of such a professional and civic-minded group of mayoral candidates, and he foresees a bright and challenging road ahead to the general election.
This release was delayed in observance of September 11.
Authorized by: Friends of Marty Mace”
Here is the official Cuyahoga County Board of Elections report from the Bay Village Primary:
Bay Village Mayor
Vote for Not More Than 1
(WITH 12 OF 12 PRECINCTS COUNTED)
Claire K. Banasiak . . . . . . 71 2.48 %
Marty Mace . . . . . . . . . . 940 32.86 %
Deborah L. Sutherland . . . 1,301 45.47%
David A. Volle. . . . . . . . . 549 19.19%
Over Votes . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Under Votes . . . . . . . . . . 3