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Doug Smith Wins Third Seat (pending formal certification)

Yesterday’s vote recount by the Franklin County Board of Elections did not change the official election results for the third contested seat on Worthington’s City Council.  As a result, pending formal certification of results by the Board of Elections on Monday the 9th, Doug Smith will be the winner with 1,497 votes.  Doug Foust and Seth Kraut were tied with 1,496 votes each.  Bonnie Michael and Peter Bucher won the other two seats with 1,730 and 1,613 votes, respectively.  There were ≈ 5,175 ballots cast (each voter could vote for up to three Council candidates) out of a total of 11,294 registered voters.  YOUR VOTE MATTERS.

For more on the recount: https://davidrobinsonblog.com/2019/11/news-flash-smith-ahead-by-one-vote-in-official-results-mandatory-recount-in-ten-days/

And here: https://davidrobinsonblog.com/2019/11/third-city-council-seat-set-for-recount/

David Robinson

David Robinson lives in Worthington with his wife, Lorraine, and their three children who attend Otterbein University, Kilbourne Middle School, and Colonial Hills Elementary. David is President and co-owner of Marcy Adhesives, Inc., a local manufacturing company. David has served on Worthington City Council since January, 2018, began serving as Council President in 2022, and is deeply committed to 1) advancing resident-centered policies, 2) supporting responsible development that enhances our unique historic character, 3) endorsing environmentally sustainable practices for both residents and city operations, 4) promoting the safety and well-being of all residents, and 5) preserving the family-friendly nature of our neighborhoods.