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MINGO JUNCTION – Voters in Mingo Junction Village have decided to leave the composition of the council as it is in Tuesday’s general election.

Incumbents Mark Baker and Adam Peeler were selected by voters to fill the two seats on the ballot, both beating challenger Doug Karas.

Election night results from the Jefferson County Election Board showed that Baker, who was on the ballot for the first time after being nominated to fill the remainder of the term vacated by the resignation of George Irvin’s last year, collected the most votes of the three candidates. with about 44.3 percent of the 1,006 votes cast in the village.

For Baker, who spent 32 years in the service of the village before applying for the vacant seat, it was a sign that voters in the village appreciated his services.

“I really appreciate that people come to vote and support me” he said. “It shows me that they want me to stay in the seat and think I did a good job. I want to thank all my friends and family who support me. It was overwhelming.

“It shows that people know how hard I worked for them for 32 years in the village of Mingo and also that they love what I do at the council headquarters. It shows that they know I’m here to work hard for them and how much I love my city.

For Peeler, who received 33.5% of the vote and will serve a third term on council, it was a show of faith on the part of the village voters.

“It makes me happy and grateful for all the people who came (Tuesday)”, he said. “I know there wasn’t much on the ballot and the weather wasn’t great, but for the people who came out, I really appreciate the support. I am happy to see that people still trust me when I have the privilege of having another term.

“I look forward to working for the village for another term and doing my best to do what’s right for the village. “ 

Karas, the race’s challenger, finished with around 22.2% of the vote.

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