Barbara Danforth and Cleveland Heights City Council member Kahlil Seren will advance to the Nov. 2 general election in the race for Cleveland Heights’ first elected mayor.

Danforth received 3,088 votes, 46.06% of the vote, while Seren garnered 2,523 votes, 37.63% of the vote in the Sept. 14 primary, according to unofficial results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. City Councilwoman Melody Joy Hart came in third with 1,002 votes, 14.94% of the vote.

Josie Moore suspended her campaign and withdrew from the race Aug. 5. but appeared on the ballot, garnering 92 votes, 1.37 % of the vote.

Danforth is an executive coach consultant. She named her key issues of concern as housing, commercial development, aiding business districts, infrastructure repair and safety.

Seren, a policy adviser for Cuyahoga County Council, named his primary issues as housing maintenance and development, economic revitalization, public safety and sustainability.

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