PRIMARY 2023: Akron Elects New Mayor a Little Early

AKRON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – Akron has a new mayor, already.

Council member Shammas Malik will replace longtime Mayor Dan Horrigan next year.

That’s because there is no Republican opposition and no one filed to run as an independent.

Malik defeated six other candidates in the Democratic primary on Tuesday.

He’ll have to wait until January to take office.