Mayor Lumpkin wins re-election; 4 new council members elected in Orrville

Published 10:01 am Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Louvenia Lumpkin narrowly won a third term as Orrville Mayor.

Lumpkin defeated Larry Mallo 93-66 for a third term as Mayor. Lumpkin was first elected in 2012 and has won two re-elections. Lumpkin is the first African-American and first woman elected as Orrville Mayor.

”Thank you Orrville for believing in me and trusting me with four more years,” Lumpkin said.

William Lumpkin, Lumpkin’s husband, was re-elected to the city council with 68 votes. He ran unsuccessfully for Dallas County Commissioner.

William Lumpkin will be joined by four new council members: Josh Morrow (55 votes), Jacqueline Richardson (51 votes), Tim Frazier (50 votes) and Jim Brunson (41 votes).

The top five vote getters in the City Council race win election to the council.

Frazier is excited about being a councilman.

“I feel pretty good about being a councilman,” Frazier said. “The job will be a challenge, but I’m looking forward to it.”