Wiehl Continues In Post As Athens Mayor

By
Bethany Venable

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Updated Tue, Nov 8, 2011 11:40 pm

Update 10:35 p.m.

All Athens city precinct numbers are in and unofficial results show Democrat incumbent Paul Wiehl will continue in his position as Athens mayor. Wiehl held a steady lead over Republican challenger Randy Morris for much of the evening.  Final numbers show Wiehl with 71 percent of the vote and Morris with 29 percent.

Morris says he gave the race his all, and he will not run for office again.

 


Update 9:15 p.m.

Numbers from more than half of Athens city voting precincts are now tallied.  Democrat incumbent Paul Wiehl leads Republican challenger Randy Morris 72 percent to 28 percent.  Wiehl claims 1663 votes, Morris trails with 650.  

In an early October candidate forum, Wiehl said he feels the city's most pressing problem is infrastructure.

Morris said his focus would be on citizen complaints about lack of law enforcement and the state of the city's litter and trash problem.


 

Athens city voters will decide today if democrat incumbent Paul Wiehl will remain at the leadership helm of city government or if republican challenger Randy Morris will fill the position.

 
Wiehl told WOUB News in a previous interview he encourages communication and interaction between people to accomplish goals.  He says he believes everyone has a voice when it comes to decision-making.
 
Morris says he feels there needs to be stronger communication between leaders and students. He says he believes his background in the military has prepared him for leading a city.
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