BEAVERCREEK — An incumbent, a challenger and a write-in claimed three spots on Beavercreek City Council Nov. 7 according to unofficial final election results.
Mayor Bob Stone led with 49.63 percent of the vote while Joanna Garcia came in a close second at 42.35 percent, the Board of Elections reported as of press time on election night.
Write-in candidates earned 8.02 percent of the votes as a whole, but results were pending at press time to determine which candidate won the spot. Shannon Graham and Ryan Rushing are both write-in candidates.
Stone’s re-election puts him in his 14th year of public service. Aside from his current position as mayor, he has served as city councilman, township trustee and vice mayor. Prior to election night, Stone said he would continue meeting with organizations, schools and businesses. Another priority for him, he said, is to make sure first responders are well prepared.
Garcia, an attorney at a Dayton law firm, is new to the council. She said her professional experience has prepared her for this role — where she said she’ll collaborate with township colleagues to reduce costs and work to share services. She also said she plans to work with the police department to help provide them more tools, resources and training.
Graham served as president of Beavercreek Rotary and is active with the Popcorn Festival, among other community organizations and events. He said he would aim to stabilize the budget by making levies long-term and indefinite.
Rushing works in the Greene County Treasurer’s Office and is the current finance director for the Village of Carlisle. He said he’d pay attention to the management of stormwater, a community curb and sidewalk program, the schools and parks and recreation.
This story will be updated online when write-in candidate results are available.
Contact Anna Bolton at 937-502-4498.