Stephanie Dumas re-elected Hamilton County Commissioner
CINCINNATI (WXIX) - Hamilton County Commissioner Stephanie Summerow Dumas was re-elected to her second term late Tuesday, keeping the current Democrat control of all three commission seats.
Unofficial results show Dumas, a Democrat, won with 44.84% of the total vote.
Her opponents were Matthew O’Neill, a Republican, who gained 31.91% of the vote; former Cincinnati Vice Mayor Christopher Smitherman, an Independent, with 23.22% and Steve Grote, a write-in candidate who only mustered 0.03%.
Dumas, 67, of Blue Ash, became the first African-American woman elected to the board in November 2018.
She is a former mayor of Forest Park and also served as the administrator in Lincoln Heights.
Smitherman offered the following statement Wednesday:
“As I face this ‘day-after’ and feel the sadness of loss, I count my blessings for all of you. You stuffed envelopes, had signs in your yards, held events, and worked at the polls. You donated generously of your time and your treasure. Above all, you believed in me. As we regroup, re-evaluate, and move forward, know this: You have my heartfelt appreciation and deepest gratitude. Be positive, be thankful, be blessed.”
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