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Election Winner Spent Least of 3 Candidates

Berner, Zilka and Zuber all surpassed $30,000 in spending

Proving that you can’t buy an election, at least not a local one, the candidate who spent the least in this year’s race proved the victor. Still, all three candidates’ campaigns spent more than $30,000 each, making it the most expensive of all Lorain County mayor’s races this year.

Council President Greg Zilka, as the winner of a very close race with incumbent K.C. Zuber, spent a total of $31,374.53, according to Lorain County Board of Elections records. Zuber reported spending a total of $33,464.29 and Rob Berner spent a total of $34,079.

Campaign spending reports were due Dec. 16.

Zuber and Zilka were after none of the three candidates secured more than 50 percent of the vote in the November General Election. Per charter, a runoff was required between the top two vote getters.

Total spending:

  • Rob Berner:           $34,079
  • Greg Zilka:            $31,374
  • K.C. Zuber:           $33,464

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