Josie Moore bested six opponents to win a two-year term for Cleveland Heights City Council Nov. 2, according to final unofficial Cuyahoga County results.

Moore, who works in communication, garnered 4,396 votes, or 43.50% to win the unexpired term of Mary Dunbar, who resigned for health reasons.

Cleveland Heights City Council members Davida Russell, a school bus driver and substitute teacher, and Craig Cobb, managing attorney for Farmers Insurance Group Cleveland Legal, retained their seats in a six-way race for four, four-year terms.

The other two winners were retired teacher Tony Cuda and pastor Anthony Mattox Jr.

Russell was the top vote getter in the six-way race garnering 7,969 votes or 23.8%. Cuda was second with 7,612 votes or 22.8%. Cobb received 7,023 votes, 21%, and Mattox, received 4,967 votes, or 14.9%.

Allosious K. Snodgrass received 3,729 votes or 11.2%; and Lee Barbee II received 2,146 votes, or 6.4%. Moore, 46, who ran for mayor, suspended her campaign Aug. 5 and subsequently took out papers to run for city council; Cobb, 66, was appointed to city council in May for a second time. After his first appointment to council in 2019, he lost his bid for election to Russell.

Cuda, 66, is a retired government teacher who taught at Shaker Heights High School, and Mattox, 39, is senior pastor at Empowerment Church in East Cleveland.

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