June 25, 2016


Election results: Hilberg handily keeps Medina’s Ward 1 seat

MEDINA — Incumbent Brian Hilberg received nearly twice as many votes as challenger Jay Smith in Tuesday’s race for the Ward 1 City Council seat.

Hilberg received 420 votes and Smith got 211, according to unofficial final results from the Medina County Board of Elections.

The Ward 1 race was the only contested race in Medina city government.

Hilberg, 45, owner of Marie’s Cafe on Public Square, was appointed by Council members in March 2012.

Hilberg has said he will continue working to design and fund a new city pool in the hope that it is completed during his next term.

Smith, 27, works as area manager for Sandridge Food Corp. in Medina.

Medina’s elections are nonpartisan.

Contact reporter Kiera Manion-Fischer at (330) 721-4049 or kfischer@medina-gazette.com.