With 100 percent of the precincts reporting on the New Boston Council Member race, Johnny Whisman received 210 votes to Ryan Ottney’s 160 tallies.
Despite the race, there were two council positions available, so both men are going to become new members on New Boston Council.
“Being on Village Council has been a goal of mine for many years, and I am excited that the community has asked me to serve,” Ottney said in a statement Tuesday night. “I want to thank everyone for their support in this race, and especially thank my wife, Katie. I hope to bring communication and transparency with me to this seat, and I invite everyone to follow my council page on Facebook for Village news and updates, and live-streaming Council meetings. Let me know how I’m doing and I’ll try not to let you down.”
Whisman is a life-long resident of the Village of New Boston. This past spring, he announced his retirement from the Village, where he worked for 20 years. He also announced his retirement from the New Boston School Board, where he also served for 20 years.
The candidates will take office in 2018.