Trotwood Mayor Mary McDonald

Trotwood Mayor McDonald declares victory after 5-vote margin

New results today show Trotwood’s incumbent mayor winning re-election by five votes.

The race is close enough that there will be an automatic recount on Dec. 4.

“I never thought it would be this close because Trotwood has made such major strides over the last four years, but I am so excited today to be able to say that the citizens believed in the leadership,” said Trotwood Mayor Mary McDonald. “We believe we are moving in the right direction and we want to continue to do that great work for each and every one of our citizens.”

MORE: Trotwood mayor wins; Dayton school board among 5 races to be recounted

The Montgomery County Board of Elections certified the official results from the Nov. 5 election today.

In total, five races in Montgomery County will be recounted.

“When it comes down to who is going to be the leader of your community, it is extremely important that people show up and let everyone know either they’re happy with the leadership they got or they’re willing for a new level of leadership,” McDonald said on Tuesday morning.

McDonald defeated challenger Yvette Page, pending the recount. Page had two more votes than McDonald in unofficial results on election night, but provisional ballots and mail-in absentee ballots had not been finalized then.

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