(WHBC) – Incumbent William Sherer II defeated former Law Director Joe Martuccio in Tuesday’s primary to be the Democratic candidate for president of Canton City Council.

Sherer was appointed to complete Allen Schulman’s term as council president in December, after Schulman passed away from a lengthy illness in November.

Sherer has previously held leadership positions with the Stark County Democratic Party and the Ironworkers union.

He graduated from McKinley High School in 1988.

In other primary elections results, voters overwhelmingly renewed Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery’s one-mill levy for another 10 years.

This one was much closer though — by about 600 votes — voters approved the Stark County District Library’s levy request.

Perry Township’s road levy was shot down, and parks and rec levies in Plain and Lake both went down in defeat.

Here are the unofficial Stark County results:

May Primary 2019 Issues that passed:

Stark County District Library levy
Stark County Mental Health levy
Jackson Township Police District levy
Perry Township Police District renewal levy
Jackson Local Schools levy
Village of Navarre income tax increase
Village of Waynesburg road levy
Village of Brewster income tax increase
City of Canal Fulton income tax increase

May Primary 2019 Issues that failed:

Plain Township Parks levy
Lake Township Parks levy
Perry Township Road levy
Village of Hartville income tax increase
Sandy Creek Joint Fire District levy
Tuslaw Local Schools levy
Perry Township Police Renewal and Increase

May Primary 2019 Races:

City of Canton President of Council Democratic Primary
William Sherer II defeated Joe Martuccio

City of Canton Ward 2
Nate Chester III defeated Lois Ellis

City of Massillon Ward 1 Republican
Mark Lombardi defeated Sarita Cunningham

Get the specifics on all the results here.