CORDOVA -- The often turbulent mayoral tenure of Robert VanHooreweghe is over.|
Dean Moyer, a member of the village board, handily defeated Mr. VanHooreweghe in Tuesday's election, 191 votes to 68, a 74-26 margin.
Mr. Moyer said, "I'm very happy that so many voters turned out. I want to thank all of them who voted for me. I think the turnout was one of the biggest ever." The village has about 600 residents.
"I'm looking forward to ending the fighting and getting things done.
"I intend to help the board any way I can. The street repairs, water and sewer and a new village hall will get done."
Mayor VanHooreweghe was unavailable for comment.
The village has been the scene of frequent controversy during the last four years, with Mr. VanHooreweghe often opposed to the majority on the board.
The three trustee seats were won by Alvin Barber with 138 votes; Shannon Craigmiles with 103; and John Stickler with 94. Other candidates were Harvey Sothmann, 77 votes; Barry Oleson, with 32 votes; Willard Somers, 85 votes; Ben McCullough, 79, Richard Gaylord, 62, and Greg Deines, 83.
Deniese Womack defeated Carol DeWilfond for the village clerk position by a 66 to 34 vote.
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