Lakewood resident Paul Serwatka was a runaway winner in his write-in campaign for the Lakewood Village Board.
Capitalizing on opposition to the Tax Increment Financing District and the proposed SportsPlex at the intersection of Routes 47 and 176, Serwatka got 489 votes.
His nearest opponent, Carl Davis, received 282 votes–207 less than Serwatka.
Also in the winners’ circle was another incumbent, Ken Santowski, who got 278.
Odd man out, so to speak, was Gary Sexson with 183 votes.
These total represent only those cast in person on election day.
Final results will add in early and by mail votes, which you can see below:
The early votes clearly show a trend in Serwatka’s favor.
Serwatka is a Republican Precinct Committeeman and serves as Chairman of the Grafton Township Republican Central Committee.
The implications of his overwhelming victory on future policy decisions of the Lakewood Village Board are uncertain.
Incumbents up for re-election in two years, however, might ponder their fate if they continue on the path of selling Tax Increment Financing District bonds and approving the SportsPlex.