ELECTION RESULTS: Hartman, Rowland, Bogan get Wellington council seats


By Jason Hawk - jhawk@aimmediamidwest.com



Voters cast ballots Tuesday at the Wellington Rehabilitation Center on Weber Court, helping to decide on village council representatives and county and state issues.


Jonathan Delozier | Wellington Enterprise

The votes didn’t fall as closely as you might suspect in Tuesday’s low-turnout Wellington village council race.

In one of the earliest returns in memory, Gene Hartman garnered the most votes in the four-way race to retain his spot on the local lawmaking body for the next four years.

Hartman, who replaced Hans Schneider on council after the latter was elected mayor, took 503 votes (36.03 percent) in Tuesday’s balloting.

He was followed by Keith Rowland with 367 votes (26.29 percent) and William Bogan with 298 (21.35 percent).

Only candidate Stephen Boham was left without a council seat. He did not find enough support with 228 votes (16.33 percent).

Note that all results are unofficial until the Lorain County Board of Elections certifies ballots in the coming few weeks.

Other local races of interest to our readers include:

Brighton Township trustee

Two seats open

Christopher Stanfield — 107 (46.12 percent)

Steve Urbansky — 125 (53.88 percent)

Camden Township trustee

Two seats open

James Hozalski — 268 (55.14 percent)

Gus Ristas — 218 (44.86 percent)

Huntington Township trustee

Two seats open

Jed Lamb — 190 (45.35 percent)

Walter Rollin — 229 (54.65 percent)

Penfield Township trustee

Two seats open

Richard Conrad — 321 (52.88 percent)

Duane Johnson — 286 (47.12 percent)

Pittsfield Township trustee

Two seats open

Mark McConnell — 246 (54.55 percent)

Forrest Mohrman — 205 (45.45 percent)

Rochester Township trustee

Two seats open

Gerald Cowie — 107 (47.35 percent)

Adam Mourton — 119 (52.65 percent)

Wellington Township trustee

Two seats open

Nancy Fisher — 567 (46.67 percent)

Fred Pitts — 648 (53.33 percent)

Wellington board of education

Three seats open

Penny McClaflin (write-in) — Results not available

Brett Murner — 918 (51.5 percent)

Ayers Ratliff — 866 (48.5 percent)

Jason Hawk can be reached at 440-647-3171 or @EditorHawk on Twitter.

Voters cast ballots Tuesday at the Wellington Rehabilitation Center on Weber Court, helping to decide on village council representatives and county and state issues.
http://www.thewellingtonenterprise.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2017/11/web1_IMG_2320-3.jpgVoters cast ballots Tuesday at the Wellington Rehabilitation Center on Weber Court, helping to decide on village council representatives and county and state issues.

Jonathan Delozier | Wellington Enterprise

By Jason Hawk

jhawk@aimmediamidwest.com