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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Election Day brought a few surprises to the Greater Cincinnati area.

Cincinnati elected a new mayor. Attorney John Cranley was elected the 69th  Mayor of Cincinnati in a 58% to 42% race against Roxanne Qualls.

Cranley told Amy Wagner that the mayor job would mean a pay cut so what are the perks of being mayor? FOX19 investigated and you can get up to speed here.

Some other issues on Tuesday's ballot:

Issue 1 Levy – Passed by a wide margin of 80/20. Voters approved The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County's request for a renewal levy which will raise money for staffing, maintenance and operating costs over the next 10 years. It will continue to cost the owner of a $100,000 home $2.51 per month. The levy provides approximately $17.5 million per year in funding, serving as its only local support.

Issue 2 Levy - A five-year renewal levy for the Cincinnati Zoo passed. It will raise almost $7 million per year for animal care and maintenance. It will cost a $100,000 homeowner an extra $10.60 per year.

Issue 4 – This measure to change Cincinnati's pension system failed. It would have allowed the city to raise taxes or cut programs to fund the retirement system.

Several school districts asked voters for additional funding through bonds and levies but only two succeed.

  • Fairfield Bond Issue 8 failed by 59 votes.
  • Middletown's School Levy also failed.
  • After four tries, Lakota in Butler County passed by 241 votes.
  • Deer Park Schools levy passed.
  • Oak Hills School levy passed.
  • Three Rivers in Hamilton County was able to pass their levy.
3 new members were added to Cincinnati's City Council. The new additions are David Mann (D), Kevin Flynn (I), and Amy Murray (R). 2 incumbents, Laure Quinlivan and Pamela Thomas were not re-elected. 

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