Council incumbents lead race

By Whitney Vickers -

FAIRBORN — Fairborn City Council Members Robert Hoffman and Donna Wilson led the way in votes as final unofficial election results became available Nov. 7, while Colin Morrow trailed closely behind and defeated Rodney McCubbins.

Hoffman received 2,595, or 27.95 percent of the total votes, while Wilson received 2,553, or 27.50 percent. Morrow received 2,338, or 25.18 percent of the votes, and McCubbins received 1,799, or 19.38 percent.

Hoffman has served as a member of council for the last four years. He highlighted at a previous election-related event that throughout those years, he and fellow council members were able to hire Rob Anderson as city manager, welcome new or expanded business and employment opportunities to the community, take down a number of blighted structures and construct more than 300 new homes.

Wilson has also served as a member of council for the last four years, formerly serving as a teacher and small business owner. She highlighted her priorities as a council member at a previous election-related event, including items such as job creation, improving public transportation, tackling the opiate epidemic, continuing economic development endeavors and protecting the environment.

Morrow, according to unofficial election results, is the newest member of council and recent graduate of the Fairborn Leadership Institute. He highlighted at a previous election-related event that his desire to be involved in local government stems from his wish “to be part of the solution.”

Morrow said at the event that his priorities include job creation through inviting more businesses to the community and having those employers provide livable wages through tax incentives and providing shovel-ready locations. His second priority, he said, is encouraging families to move to Fairborn.

By Whitney Vickers

Contact Whitney Vickers at 937-502-4532.

Contact Whitney Vickers at 937-502-4532.