Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan easily fended off his Democratic primary challenge from Greg Harrison, winning with more than 78 percent of the vote.
He will face Republican Josh Sines, in the November election.
It's going to be a whole new ballgame on Akron City Council, after yesterday's primary election.
Long-time city council members Marilyn Keith, Veronica Sims, Bruce Kilby, Bob Hoch, and Zack Milkovich are out.
Jeff Fusco, Linda Omobien, Rich Swirsky, Margo Sommerville, Russ Neal, Mike Freeman, Donnie Kammer and Tara Mosely-Samples won their primary challenges.
New to council heading into the general election in November on the Democrat side, are Ginger Baylor, who will be running for an at-large seat, Phil Lombardo, who beat Bruce Kilby in Ward 2, Brad McKitrick who beat Bob Hoch in Ward 6, Shammas Malick who beat Curtis T. Walker, Sr., in ward 8, and Sharon Connor, in Ward 10, who beat Zack Milkovich.
On the Republican side, Cynthia Blake, Henry Todd, and Monica McNatt will be vying for a council at large seat. Brenda Rongone Costarella, Todd Kleintop, Michael Downey, and Jackie Williams ran unopposed, and will face Democratic challengers in wards 1, 2, 3, and 6.
For more details from the Summit County Board of Elections, click here.