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Baker defeats Henderson for mayor of Troy

By: Terry Oparka | Troy Times | Published November 6, 2019

TROY — Troy voters elected Mayor Pro Tem Ethan Baker as mayor in a more than 2-to-1 margin over Councilman Dave Henderson, according to unofficial results Nov. 5.

Baker received 10,246 votes to Henderson’s 4,905 votes.

Women will comprise the majority of the Troy City Council after Councilwoman Edna Abrahim received 9,513 votes, Dr. Theresa Brooks received 9,314 votes and attorney Ann Erickson Gault garnered 8,005 votes. They will join Baker, Councilwoman Ellen Hodorek, and Councilmen Ed Pennington and David Hamilton.

Olimpu Ollie Apahidean got 3,401 votes, David Agauas received 5,788 votes and Sunil Sivaraman received 4,127 votes.

Troy City Clerk Aileen Dickson said voting went smoothly, with no lines. All precincts reported by about 10 p.m. on election night. “It was a really good day,” she said. “We have a good team. I’m grateful to everybody.”

Dickson said voter turnout was 26%, which is average for a municipal election. Of the 59,865 registered Troy voters, 7,292 voted by absentee ballot for the first time that voters did not need a specific reason to request an absentee ballot, and 8,193 voted in person.