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Duncan wins Norwalk mayoral primary election

Cary Ashby • Updated May 8, 2019 at 5:03 PM

Norwalk Mayor Rob Duncan will face Democratic challenger Dave Light in the Nov. 5 general election.

Duncan had 63 percent of the votes cast in the mayoral primary election Tuesday. He had 502 votes compared to 293 for Republican challenger Dave Wallace, according to the Huron County Board of Elections.

“I’d like to congratulate Rob on his win. I’d like to thank my family and friends and everyone who supported me in my efforts to win this election,” said Wallace, who represents the second ward on Norwalk city council.

“I got to meet a lot of new people. It was just a great learning experience.”

Duncan said he is grateful for the victory and “glad it’s over.” The incumbent mayor was able to knock on about half of the doors in Norwalk during the primary campaign and in the next week, he hopes to start reaching out to the remainder.

When asked what he learned during the campaign, Duncan said “I think people are pleased with what’s going on” and he hopes to continue building on that momentum. 

“I have to thank my wife and family for the sacrifice they make that allows me to go out and campaign. Lastly, I want to thank the citizens who supported me,” he added.

Duncan will face Light, who recently retired as the Norwalk police chief, in the Nov. 5 general election.

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