Incumbents win for Huber Heights mayor, most city council races

The outside of the Huber Heights government center. Eileen McClory/staff
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The outside of the Huber Heights government center. Eileen McClory/staff

Incumbent Jeff Gore won the election for Huber Heights mayor against challenger Glenn Otto, according to final, unofficial results from the Montgomery County Board of Elections on Tuesday night.

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Jeff Gore
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Jeff Gore

Gore had 65% of the vote in Montgomery County and Otto had 35% of the vote, according to Tuesday night’s results.

Gore is a government teacher at Wayne High School. He has served as mayor since 2018.

Otto has served on city council since 2016. He is an insurance agent with Otto and Associates and his wife, Andi, owns the company.

In council ward races:

--- For the Huber Heights at-large seat, incumbent Nancy Byrge won with 57%, with challenger Richard Shaw having 43%, according to unofficial final results from Montgomery County.

Nancy Byrge, Huber Heights city council candidate at-large. CONTRIBUTED
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Nancy Byrge, Huber Heights city council candidate at-large. CONTRIBUTED

Byrge has been on council since March 2016 and is the current at-large seat. Shaw has served as Ward 1 council member for about two terms and said he made a promise to only hold the seat for two terms. He has served since 2016 and his term expires in 2023.

---- For District 3 council, incumbent Kate Baker won with 69% against challenger Frank Wylie, who has 31%, according to unofficial final results.

Kate Baker
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Kate Baker

City council chose Baker to replace former Ward 3 councilman Seth Morgan moved out of Huber Heights and was no longer eligible to be on city council. Wylie applied to for Morgan’s empty council seat in 2020, but was not selected. Wylie said he planned on running for the seat this year whether he was selected or not.

--- Newcomers Vincent King and Anita Kitchen faced off for District 4′s council seat, with Kitchen winning with 62% in unofficial results. King has 38% of the vote according to unofficial results. Current city councilman Andy Hill is not running for reelection.

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Anita Kitchen

King is currently serving on the Huber Heights Parks and Recreation Committee and has served on the committee for about six years. Kitchen said she chose to run for council because her area has had several water main breaks.

--- Incumbent Mark Campbell won with 66% of the vote in unofficial, final results as he faced off against newcomer Noemi Marrero for District 5 council. Marrero has 34% of the vote, according to Montgomery County unofficial final results.

Mark Campbell
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Mark Campbell

Campbell is the current Ward 5 councilman. The first time he was elected to council was 1986 and he has served continuously since Jan. 1, 1990. Marrero is the challenger who said she wanted to serve the people of Huber Heights.

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